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Tajik Rice (ताजिक चावल)

Tajik rice

Tajik Rice (ताजिक चावल) This is a chicken rice variety , it is spicy and also tangy due to dried plums. It is different rice variety.

Regional Dish:  Pakistan

Cuisine Style : Pakistan | Cooking Time 30 mins | Take as Such/ rice/ roti | Type  meal | Shelf Life : 1  day| Quantity : 4 Servings.

Appx. Nutritional values calculated for 1 serving

Calories (310 Kcal), Carbohydrates (26.0 g), Protein (6.8 g), Fat (10. g).

Ingredients:

  • Rice 300g
  • Chicken 1/2kg
  • Yogurt 250g
  • Dry plums 200g
  • Tomatoes 2
  • Fried diced potatoes 3
  • Onions 2
  • Boiled peas 1/2cup
  • Green chilies 6
  • Kewra 2tbsp
  • Coriander ¼ bunch
  • Crushed red chili 1tbsp
  • Garam masala powder 1tsp
  • Whole garam masala as required
  • Turmeric 1Tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste 2tbsp
  • Salt as required
  • Ghee ½ cup

Method:

  1. Boil the potatoes in turmeric water until tender. Cut each potato into four and keep aside
  2. Heat ghee in a pan. Add the chopped onions along with the whole garam masala and fry for 3 minutes
  3. When the onions change color add the ginger garlic paste along with 1/2kg chicken. Cook until the color of the chicken changes
  4. Add 1tbsp turmeric, 1tbsp crushed red chilies,1tsp garam masala powder and salt as required
  5. Cook for 2-3 minutes
  6. Add 250g yogurt, 2 chopped tomatos,6 green chilies,1/4bunch chopped parsley and 200g dry plums. Turn the flame off
  7. Add the fried potatoes along with the chicken into the plum mixture
  8. In a separate pan boil the rice until slightly done, strain and spread the rice over the chicken mixture.
  9. Now spread a layer of rice which is 1/3 done followed by a layer of rice which is half done.
  10. Sprinkle kewra water on top, cover and simmer for 12 minutes
  11. The delicious Tajik rice is ready to serve.

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