Chicken Dhal & Rice(Serves 4-6)
Recipe cred: Ruhana EbrahimPic cred: @mama_taught_me_well
Ingredients for dhal mix:1kg chicken pieces/ 1.5kg chicken fillet big cubes2 cups oil dhal (soaked & boiled),1 teaspoon rough salt,2 teaspoon chilli powder,2 teaspoon dhana jeeroo powder,½ teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 tablespoon red ginger garlic masala,3 large tomatoes (liquidized),Chopped Mint,Chopped Spring onions,1 stem Curry leaves,2 pcs Taj (cinnamon), 4 elachie (cardamom) pods,4 Lavang (cloves), 1 teaspoon whole Jeeru (Cumin),1 large onion (sliced).
Rice:1 onion (sliced),1 teaspoon whole Jeeru (Cumin), 2 pcs taj,2 teaspoon rough salt,4 cups basmati rice,8 cups water.
Katchumar:2 onions (chopped),4 tomatoes (chopped),1 cucumber (chopped),2 whole green chillies (chopped)Fresh coriander (chopped),White vinegar,Pinch salt.(Mix altogether and serve chilled).
Rice:1. Braise onion in oil with whole Jeeru (Cumin) and tajj till golden. 2. Add water to pot, add salt and bring to boil with lid on. 3. Rinse rice, and add to boiling water.4. Allow to cook on medium heat, stirring pot twice inbetween. 5. Once water is almost burnt out, drop heat to lowest and allow to steam and fluff up.
Dhal:1. Boil dhal separately with ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder and ¼ teaspoon rough salt. 2. Boil till it forms a "mush" texture. 3. Braise onions in oil with taj, elachie, cloves, curry leaves and whole Jeeru (Cumin).4. Add in chicken, masala and spices. Coat well and allow to turn white.5. Then add in spring onions, mint and tomatoes.6. Allow water to burn out.7. Add in dhal and allow to boil together.8. Cut in fist of fresh dhaina when done and serve on hot rice, with sides of katchumar, salads, papar and atchaar.