Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tovuqli qovurma palov (Fried Chicken pilaf)
Today I cooked "Tovuqli qovurma palov". I am just mad about pilafs:) I love this dish! Every time I cook different recipe of pilaf and each time I am falling in love again and again :)
600 gr of chicken
150 ml vegetable oil
500 gr of peeled and cut in long thin strips red carrot
2 big onions, peeled and sliced
500 gr of rice (I used basmati rice)
Salt to taste
1 tbsp of ground coriander
1 tbsp of cumin seeds
1 tsp of red chili
Heat the oil in heavy crock pot until smoke will appear. Put in onion and fry on a high heat until golden in color, add in chicken and continue frying, stirring occasionally, until onion is brown and chicken is lightly browned. Onions must almost melt in oil. Add in carrots. Fry until carrots are half ready, then add in 400 ml of cold water, bring to boil and reduce the heat to medium. Let it simmer for 1 hour. Add in salt and spices. After one hour, finely wash the rice and evenly layer on top of carrots. Carefully pour water, enough to cover the rice for 1 inch. Set the heat on high and cook uncovered, until all water will evaporate. Check the saltiness, it must be a little salty, as rice absorbs the salt well. Mix only the top of the rice and reduce the heat. Cook on a low heat for 20-25 min (after 15 min mix only the top of the rice)or until rice is ready.
When rice is done, take from the heat and mix pilaf very carefully, make sure rice and carrots are mixed well. Serve with some fresh salad.
Enjoy this gorgeous meal!