AKHNI – SPICY RICE WITH MEAT OR CHICKEN
This is a one pot wonder dish and its so easy to make and very tasty.
1 kg meat pieces/ chicken pieces
4 large or 6 small potatoes
1 cup of boiled peas
1 cup of sour milk
1 tablespoon of ginger and garlic paste
2 tablespoons of salt
2 tablespoons of chilli powder
1 teaspoon of tumeric powder
1 tablespoon of dhania/ jeera mix
2 green chillies
3 cups of basmati rice
1/4 cup of cooking oil
In a large pot fry onions in oil until golden brown.
Add meat/ chicken pieces with a tablespoon of salt and ginger and garlic paste and let it cook for around 15 minutes.
Next add the potatoes cut in half and green chillies and let it cook for another 15 minutes adding a little water to keep it from burning.
Add the spices and sour mik and let it cook for 5 minutes.
Lastly add the washed rice and other tablespoon of salt and lower the heat and cook for 20 minutes. Add water a little at the time just to keep it moist and from burning.
Once the rice is nice and soft the dish is ready. Just mix in the boiled peas.
Recipe and photo: Yasmeen Ibrahim