2 cups basmati rice
4 cups chicken stock
1 chicken,cut into large pieces
2 tsp jeera(cumin) powder
a piece of dalchini(cinnamon)
2 tsp aniseeds
2 tsp dhaniya
2 tej patta(bay leaves)
4 big elaichi
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
4 tsp salt
A pinch of jaiphal(nutmeg)powder
1/4 tsp yellow color
1/4 tsp orange color
1 big onion,finely sliced
1 tbsp ghee
1 pod of garlic
1 tbsp badam(almonds)
1 tbsp kishmish(raisins)
Soak basmati rice for half an hour.
Make a bag of fine cloth withgarlic,big elaichi,tejpatta,aniseeds,anddhaniya.
Cook chicken with 5 cups of water and put masala bag in it.
Cook till chicken becomes tender and only 4 cups of water
Remove chicken pieces and masala bag,and keep aside.
Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan add onions and fry,when it becomes
pink,add cardamoms and 1/2 tsp garam masala powder and 4 cups
of water.When it starts boiling add basmati rice and chicken pieces,
red chilli powder and cook till water is completely absorbed.Now add
badam and kishmish and both the colors and nutmeg powder.Allow
to cook on low heat till done.