Submitted by : It’s All About Seem’s Food

Duration : 30-40 minutes

Serve : 5-6 people


Chicken 1 k.g
Basmati rice 2 cups
Melon seeds ( chaar maghaz) 1 tbsp
Poppy seeds 1 tbsp
Coconut powder 2 tbsp
Cashew nuts 6-7
Saffron 15-16 strands
Tomatoes 2-3 (blended)
Tutmeg, mace powder 1/2 tsp
Whole spice powder 1 tsp
Bay leaves 2
Cinnamon stick 1-2
Whole spices 1 tbsp
Brown onion 1 cup
Salt to taste
Oil 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
Kewra water 2 tsp
For marination: yoghurt 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Green chillies 2-3 salt to taste
Coriander leaves 1/4 bunch( marinate chicken with above ingredients and keep in fridge for 1 hour)

Method :

  • In a pan heat oil add ginger garlic paste fry for 2 minutes add blended tomatoes and cook till oil separates.
  • Add marinated chicken,brown onion, ( make a fine paste of poppy seeds,coconut, chaar maghaz, cashew nuts) and add to the chicken,some salt,cook on low medium heat till the chicken is tender and gravy is thick.
  • Boil rice with whole garam masala, salt, bay leaves till almost done,drain in a colander,keep aside.
  • Make a layer of boiled rice in a skillet,another layer of chicken gravy, again rice,sprinkle mace,nutmeg powder over rice,diluted saffron in 2 tbsp of milk, kewra water, some more brown onion,cover with lid.
  • Cook on low heat on top of tawa till done.
  • Mix well and serve.


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