Pulao Rice with Saffron Fried Chicken


Ingredients for Chicken stock:

  1. Chicken (whole) 1 kg.
  2. Ginger garlic paste 2 tbsp.
  3. Salt 2  tbsp.
  4. Water 6 cups

Ingredients for frying Chicken:

  1. Chat masala 2 tsp.
  2. Lemon juice 4 tbsp.
  3. Saffron 4-5 threads
  4. Carrots (shredded) 1/2 cup
  5. Pistachio 1 tbsp. (optional)
  6. Oil 3 tbsp.

Indredients for Pulao Rice:

  1. Rice 3-4 cups
  2. Onions (sliced) 2
  3. Oil 4 tbsp.
  4. Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp.
  5. Cumin seeds 1 tsp.
  6. All spice powder (Garam masala powder) 2 tsp.

Method:

For chicken stock:

  • Add chicken with ginger garlic paste, salt and water to a pot.
  • Put on fire.
  • When it starts to boil reduce the heat and let it cook on low heat for 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the stock and keep aside both the chicken stock and the chicken.

For frying chicken:

  • Mix all spice powder, chat masala, saffron and lemon juice together in a bowl.
  • Rub this paste on the boiled chicken.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Shallow fry the chicken from all the sides till it gets brown.
  • Add pistachio and shredded carrots.
  • Fry for 1 more minute.

For Pulao Rice:

  • Soak rice for half an hour.
  • In a separate pan or pot heat oil.
  • Add onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Put ginger garlic paste and fry for few seconds.
  • Add the chicken stock, cumin seeds and all spice powder.
  • When it starts to to boil add soaked rice (salt and water if required more to cook the rice).
  • Cook on high heat till the water dries up.
  • Lower the heat put fried chicken on top with the pistachio and all masala with the oil.
  • Cook on steam or dum for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve hot with raita.
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