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Golden steamed chicken Popular

Category : Chicken

Author : TajRecipe

Date : 11/1/2005

Rating: Rating 3.5 ( 3.5 ) by 20 users

Ingredients:
125 g (4 oz/3/4 cup) basmati rice
1.75 kg (3 1/2 lb) chicken
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp chilli powder
60 g (2 oz/1/3 cup) raisins
60 g (2 oz/1/2 cup) flaked almonds
1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
salt and cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp Garam Masala
125 ml (4 fl oz/1/2 cup) hot water
thyme sprigs, to garnish
Instructions:
1. Wash rice thoroughly and soak in cold water for 30 minutes, then drain.
2. Wash chicken, pat dry with absorbent kitchen paper and set aside.
3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a saucepan, add rice and fry, stirring, for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown.
4. Stir in chilli powder, raisins, almonds, thyme, 185 ml (6 fl oz/3/4 cup) water and salt.
5. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes, until rice has absorbed all the liquid.
6. Leave to cool, then use to stuff chicken.
7. Truss chicken, then place in a steamer and steam for 1 hour.
8. Heat remaining oil in a large pan, add cumin, turmeric, coriander and garam masala.
9. Season with salt and cayenne pepper and fry for 1 minute.
10. Transfer chicken to this pan and fry for 5 minutes, turning chicken untill well coated.
11. Pour hot water downside of pan, cover and cook over a low heat for 15-20 minutes, until tender.
Serve hot, garnished with thyme sprigs.

Serves 4.

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