Sunday, March 27, 2011

Chicken korma pilaf (Serves 4)

Chicken korma pilaf

Today’s recipe is a typical North Indian style pilaf made with chicken. I came across this “lamb korma pilaf” in Camellia Panjabi's “50 great curries from India” cookbook and was wanting to try it out. Unfortunately I don’t cook lamb at home, hence tried the same with chicken. It was fingerlickingly delicious and during the cooking process my whole house was filled with a unique aroma of the same. This is a great one pot rice preparation to serve on a dinner party table too…Enjoy!!!

For the pilaf (rice)

Basmati rice 1 ¾ cups
Bay leaf 2 nos
Butter 1 tsp
Milk 1 TBSP
Saffron strands a few
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Salt as needed

Preparation

Wash and soak the rice for about 30 -45 minutes. Drain the rice and cook it uncovered, with equal amount of water (1 ¾) cup along with bay leaves, turmeric powder, salt and butter in a deep pot. Cook this until all water is evaporated and the rice will be 75% cooked by now. Set this aside.

Soak saffron strands in milk and set aside.

Chicken korma pilaf

For the chicken korma

Chicken (boned or boneless) 2 ¼ lbs, cut to small pieces
Onions 3 medium, finely chopped
Ginger 1 ½ inch piece, finely chopped
Garlic 3-4 cloves, finely chopped
Green chilly 2 nos, finely chopped
Cloves 5 nos
Cardamom 3 nos
Cinnamon 2 inch stick, broken to small pieces
Coriander powder 1 TBSP
Red chilly powder 1 ½ tsp
Cumin powder ½ tsp
Mace 3 pieces
Yogurt ½ cup
Tomato 2 medium, chopped
Salt as needed
Oil 2 TBSP

Chicken korma pilaf

Preparation

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed, deep pan and add the chopped onions. Sauté this until dark brown and add the ginger, garlic, green chilly, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. Cook this for another 5 minutes. Next add the cleaned and cut chicken and reduce flame to medium. Cook the chicken for about 20 minutes. Add the coriander powder, mix well to incorporate and sauté for 3 minutes. Now add the red chilly powder, cumin powder and salt. Mix well and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Add the yogurt and tomatoes. Stir and cook covered until the chicken is cooked through and gravy thickens (not a runny gravy). Stir occasionally. Make sure the chicken is well covered by the gravy. Switch off flame.

Grease an oven proof pan and layer half of the rice evenly. Now add the chicken korma and smooth the top. Add the rest of the rice on top. Cover and bake at 325 F for 20 minutes. Garnish the rice with saffron strands and serve immediately!

I am sending this rice pilaf to Rumana’s event “TREAT TO EYES-SERIES 2” at Spice Ur Senses…

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Cheers!!!
Suji

39 comments :

  1. Yay-am the first to comment- hope so :)

    Everything looks soooo appetizing n delicious here..great n exotic looking meal!

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  2. Slurp...This looks so tempting....I just want to grab your plate...

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  3. wow!!!adipoli pilaf!!delicious n tempting!

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  4. oh gosh what a dish....a real treat to the eyes and tummy.....i'll definitely try this!!

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  5. adipoli tto... kandittu thanne kothi aakunnu...

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  6. Definitely a fabulous treat to eyes, makes me hungry..

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  7. what a color... wonderful dish

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  8. Wow yummy n tempting post...feel like grabbing it from the screen

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  9. wow yummy spread ....pilaf looks so gud

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  10. wow tht is great..a one pot meal..im trying this next weekend with chicken irself. i don like lamb

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  11. I m speechless actually suji...looks awesome..

    stop over n pick up an award plz..
    Tasty Appetite

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  12. Slurp...This looks so tempting....I just want to grab your plate...

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  13. Oh m g ,tempting post again...make me hungry dear...Yummy and delicious.

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  14. ayyo ithu kandittu kothi akunnu superbb click

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  15. Will try this with veggies, looks so good.

    FOODELICIOUS

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  16. pilaf adipoliyayittunde..very colorful..

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  17. Colourful and delicious rice..adipoli ketoo

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  18. Wow...A real treat to my eyes Suja, Droolicious Rice

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  19. Simply delicious chicken pilaf.

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  20. Adipoli pilaf, enta vendathu, kazhikkua thanne.

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  21. Entamme, entha tempting pilaf!! Screenil ninnu eduthu thinnan thonnunnu..Adipoli aayittundu, Shyama..Njan enthayalum onnu try cheyyunundu..Pics super-kidu annu ketto..

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  22. They look so delicious, truely awesome:)

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  23. wow...too good clicks....dish looks so delicious ! makes me drool !

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  24. u r killing me with this pic...wow..great recipe.well presented

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  25. I was just reading Biny's comment and have to agree.. you are killing me too. I am on a lent and this one is just too much to resist. I hope drooling over it is not sinful. :) Good one!

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  26. OMg, everybody gets hungry seeing this rice pictures.. absolutely mouthwatering... seriously i am feeling hungry now.

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  27. Wow!!! wo!!! Send me some suji!!!! control pokunnu..adipoli pics too

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  28. Looks so delicious ....makes me feel hungry. Lovely clicks as always.

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  29. oh wholesome and heavenly...all in one go i would gulp it all the way :D

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  30. kidilan...the color is so very tempting..ingeduthu kazhikkan thonnunnundu...
    I too enjoyed today's match thoroughly :D

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  31. Love the pilaf, looks out of the world.. bookmarking it..

    Aaha Oho

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  32. This spread is really treat to eyes.

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  33. Ethu adipoli analoo. A nice spread with lovely colors...

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  34. wow...superbbb pic....!!!...kandittu oru ranksheyum illa....vayinnu vellam varunnu....:)

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  35. kothiyavanu Suji... superb snap.. last one is too tempting :)

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