Yakhni Pulau (Chicken Rice)

Yakhni Pulau (Chicken Rice) Recipe in English is an easy and traditional cooking recipe to prepare at home. It provides you an awesome taste of Rice Recipes.

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1 Chicken
4 Cardamom pods
10 whole black pepperCorns
3 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
2 Onions
3 whole Cloves
2 1/2 cups long grain rIce (I use basmati)
5 tablespoons Ghee' href='/glossary/ghee_gid11'>Ghee
1/4 Teaspoon Saffron strand (I leave this out)
2 Cloves crushed Garlic
1/2 Teaspoon fresh grated Ginger
1/2 Teaspoon Garam masala
1/2 Teaspoon ground Cardamom
3 tablespoons rose Water
1/4 cup sultana
1/4 cup fried Almonds (optional)
1 cup hot cooked green peas (optional)
3 hard-bOiled eggs, halves (optional)

How to make Yakhni Pulau (Chicken Rice)


1: Make a well-flavoured stock by simmering chicken in water to cover along with cardamom pods, peppercorns, 2 teaspoons salt and the onion stuck with cloves.
2: Simmer for approximately 2 hours.
3: Cool slightly, strain stock and measure out 4 cups.
4: Remove meat from bones, cut into bite-size pieces and set aside.
5: Wash rice thoroughly in water, drain in a colander and allow to dry for at least 1 hour (this is optional if you're in a hurry!).
6: Heat ghee in a large pot and fry sliced onion until golden.
7: Add saffron, garlic and ginger and fry for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
8: Add rice and fry 5 minutes longer over a moderate heat, stirring with a slotted metal spoon.
9: Add hot stock, garam masala, cardamom, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, rose water, sultanas and reserved chicken pieces.
10: Stir well.
11: Cover pan tightly and cook over a very low heat for 20 minutes.
12: Do not uncover pot or stir rice during cooking time.
13: When rice is cooked, remove from heat and stand, uncovered for 5 minutes.
14: Fluff up rice gently with a fork and place in dish, again using a slotted metal spoon.
15: Garnish with almonds, peas and eggs.

Posted By: zoya fatima, karachi

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