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Saffron Chicken Recipe

Ingredients :

1 X 1.5 kg

3 tablespoons


3 cloves

1 1/2 teaspoons


1/4 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

1 1/2 teaspoons



Large onion, finely chopped

Garlic, finely chopped

Finely grated fresh ginger

Fresh red chilies, seeded and sliced

Saffron strands

Ground cardamom


Method :
  • Cut chicken into small serving pieces, dividing breast into quarters, separating thigh from drumstick and disjointing wings.

  • Heat ghee in a heavy saucepan and gently fry onion, garlic, ginger and chilies until onion is soft and starts to turn golden.

  • Stir frequently.

  • Pound saffron with mortar and pestle and dissolve in a tablespoon of very hot water.

  • Add to pan with cardamom and stir well, then add chicken.

  • Increase heat and turn chicken pieces for 4 to 5 minutes until each piece of chicken is golden and coated with the saffron mixture.

  • Add salt, cover and cook over moderate heat for 10 minutes or until chicken is tender.

  • Uncover pan and continue cooking until almost all the liquid evaporates.

  • Serve with parathas or rice.


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