Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Chicken Harees

  • Cooking time: 50minutes
  • Serves 12 INGREDIENTS:
    1. Chicken with bone 1kilo
    2. Oats(Quaker) 400 grams
    3. Big onions(sliced finely) 5
    4. Red chilli powder 1tspn
    5. Ginger garlic paste 1-2tspns
    6. Salt to taste
    7. Cashewnut 2handfulls(grind to paste using water)
    8. Black pepper powder 1tspn
    9. Garam masala powder 1tspn
    10. Lemon 1
    11. Salt to taste
    12. Chicken stock cubes 2

    15 Green chilles
    Corainder leaves 1 bunch
    Mint leaves 1/2bunch
    Cloves 6
    Cinnamon 2-3 sticks
    Cardamom 5
    Caraway seeds 1tspn
    Whole Black pepper 1tspn
    Desi ghee 4tbspn
    Ginger-garlic paste 4tbspns

    • Cooker chicken with onions,haramasala, whole garam masala,salt,red chilli powder,ginger-garlic paste along with 2 cups of water for 10mins.
    • Now take out the chicken and shread it,discard the bones.If you can, please take out the whole garam masala,specially the black pepper.
    • To the gravy, that is left in the cooker,add cashewnut paste,shredded chicken and cook for around 5 minutes ...switch off the stove and keep this aside.
    • Take a big vessel, heat about 2tbspns oil+2Tbspns of desi ghee and fry the oats to brown in colour...take care that you dont burn the oats.
    • When the oats turn brown in colour immediately add atleast 3 glasses of water.Also add maggi chicken stock cubes.
    • Now add the cooker ingredients to these fried oats.Add enough water so that,they both cook togther properly.
    • Take a dal ghotni(one used to mash dal traditionally) and keep mashing the oats.Add black pepper powder abt 1tspn...or as per ur taste also add salt,coriander leaves,mint leaves,lemon juice,garam masala powder 1tspn.Keep frying all this for a while. If u find this difficult you can add some water,then simmer the flame and keep frying every now and then.
    • Now take a seperate small utensil, heat about 4tbpns of desi ghee,to this add 4Tbspns of ginger garlic paste fry till it becomes brown in colour..mix this with the haleem/harees mixture..cook for sometime,the consistency should me medium thick..and switch off the flame.The harees should be not too runny nor too it will thicken up when it cools down.
    • Garnish with fried onion,boiled eggs,coriander,mint leaves and fried caswetnuts.