Greetings after a while.
Here I am with my life saviour dish – Indian chickenpulao或者你喜欢称之为塔哈里。Life has never been so exciting before.当现实生活占据主导地位时，the virtual one quietly stepped into the oblivion.With my baby steps into the home style catering venture,my life is too pressed for time to be shared on virtual world.So you will see the decrease in number of posts for the time being,till I manged to chalk out a routine for me.
也在忙着计划下一个pop up food event,,which is not an easy thing to start with.
有这么多事情要做，life is too short to interpret thousand songs,instead I would rather sing one song (as Jack London had said).这就是我的救世主，在大多数日子里，the flavourful Indian chicken pulao,the simplified version of eternal favourite chickenbiryani without the finesse and complex steps of execution.
With same set of flavour combinations,spices,ingredients but a slightly different approach that would definitely makes life thousand times easier,一锅饭的做法，为极度忙碌的生活。
博客帮助我重新定义了我对烹饪的热情，就像烹饪是重新定义，或者更确切地说，是以同样的方式创造我的生活。Each day is a challenge to create something new,something more than delicious,and the biggest challenge would be to create the dish that would please my two year old‘s taste buds.She is one picky eater but had taste for great food.如果食物味道好，she will lick the bowl clean in no time,happily singing in her own language.Yes,she has a good voice,unlike me.
所以这道菜是在一个夏天的下午制作的，when I literally ran out of all the ideas to make something good and delicious for her.It was one of those dreadful tantrum days,when she used to spit out every food that touches her lips.
And then there was this"尤里卡时刻当我能够完善这道鸡普拉的食谱时，which doesn't conform to key flavours of any cuisine,but cater perfectly to all the flavours of my baby's olfactory senses.
番茄酱炸鸡，mildly spiced with kashmiri red chilli,infused with range of aromatic whole spices,that matches perfectly with sweetness of caramelized onions,姜末，镶有香菜的宝石，grated carrots,julienne of beetroot and handful of ghee roasted cashews,almonds,raisins.只有少数用自制酥油抹成的香喷喷的印度香米能与它的气质相配。
- 鸡（带骨）：500 gm
- Basmati rice : 2 cups
- Curd : ½ cup
- Ginger paste : 1 tbsp
- Kashmiri Red chilli powder : 1 tsp
- Turmeric powder : 1 tsp
- Salt : 2 tsp
- 肉桂棒-1；Bay leaves - 2;Cardamom (big and small ) : 3-4;丁香2-3
- 黑胡椒玉米- 4 - 5;Kebab chini (long tail peppers,optional) : 4-5;Mace : 1
- Tomato puree (use homemade ones) : 1 cup
- Garam masala powder (a large pinch)
- Grated carrots : 1 carrot
- Caramelized onion : 1 cup
- Minced ginger : 2 tbsp
- Ghee (desi) : 2 tbsp
- Sugar : 2 tbsp
- Wash and clean the chicken.用“腌制”一节中列出的配料腌制。腌鸡分钟1小时。
- Clean and wash the basmati rice.Pour it in a colander with fine mesh and leave aside to drain all the waters.
- Dry roast the whole spices (mention under the spice section,除了月桂叶），轻轻地压碎它们一两次。
- Heat two tablespoon oil in a wide and deep pot.You can use pressure cooker too,but do not use the weight (or whistle).
- 加入番茄酱，keep braising till the rawness of tomatoes are gone.
- 接下来加入香料粉-姜黄，cumin and garam masala.中低火再炖10分钟。
- In a separate cooking pan,加热一汤匙酥油，烤腰果，almonds and raisins.Add the basmati rice and lightly saute for couple of minutes.Mix in the minced ginger and keep it separated.
- 把米饭加到鸡肉里，add 4 cups water,食盐加糖。
- Give a nice stir,盖上盖子，中火煮至熟。
- If it has become very dry,sprinkle little water and fluff it with fork.If it is wet and moist,uncover and cook on low heat till it dries up a bit.
- 在鸡肉上淋上酥油，stir in the caramelized onions,garnish it with grated carrots and julienne of beets.
- Serve warm.
You can also prepare this chicken pulao in yakhin style,for that follow mymutton yakhni pulao recipe.