Saffron Chicken

Saffron Chicken
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Succulent chicken cooked in almonds, saffron and cream from Maharashtra - West India.

Saffron Chicken
Prep Time20 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time40 mins
 1 chicken, cut into portions
 2 tsp crushed ginger
 2 tsp crushed garlic
 1 tsp coarse black pepper
 3 tbsp lemon juice
 2 tbsp chopped green dhania
 1 ½ tsp Salt
 2 tbsp vinegar
 1 tsp honey
 1 ½ tsp green chilli paste
 2 cups thick low fat yoghurt
 3 tbsp oil
 2 tsp red chilli powder
 1 tsp turmeric powder
 ½ cup hot water
 1 tbsp fine almonds
 ½ tsp saffron – soaked into ½ cup boiling water
 ½ cup fresh cream
GARNISH
 ½ tsp gharam masala
 2 tbsp chopped green dhania
SERVING SUGGESTION
 Serve with fried potatoes, roti and a green salad
1

Combine ginger, garlic, pepper, lemon juice, dhania, salt, vinegar, honey, green chilli paste and yoghurt.

2

Add the chicken and mix well. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes.

3

Heat oil on low, add chilli powder and turmeric, let it sizzle for 1-2 minutes.

4

Adjust heat to medium. Add chicken with its marinade. Cook uncovered until chicken is browned for approximately 10 minutes.

5

Add ½ cup water. Close the pot and cook until tender.

6

Add almonds, saffron with its water and mix well.

7

Add cream and mix gently.

8

Remove from heat and sprinkle garnish.

Ingredients

 1 chicken, cut into portions
 2 tsp crushed ginger
 2 tsp crushed garlic
 1 tsp coarse black pepper
 3 tbsp lemon juice
 2 tbsp chopped green dhania
 1 ½ tsp Salt
 2 tbsp vinegar
 1 tsp honey
 1 ½ tsp green chilli paste
 2 cups thick low fat yoghurt
 3 tbsp oil
 2 tsp red chilli powder
 1 tsp turmeric powder
 ½ cup hot water
 1 tbsp fine almonds
 ½ tsp saffron – soaked into ½ cup boiling water
 ½ cup fresh cream
GARNISH
 ½ tsp gharam masala
 2 tbsp chopped green dhania
SERVING SUGGESTION
 Serve with fried potatoes, roti and a green salad

Directions

1

Combine ginger, garlic, pepper, lemon juice, dhania, salt, vinegar, honey, green chilli paste and yoghurt.

2

Add the chicken and mix well. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes.

3

Heat oil on low, add chilli powder and turmeric, let it sizzle for 1-2 minutes.

4

Adjust heat to medium. Add chicken with its marinade. Cook uncovered until chicken is browned for approximately 10 minutes.

5

Add ½ cup water. Close the pot and cook until tender.

6

Add almonds, saffron with its water and mix well.

7

Add cream and mix gently.

8

Remove from heat and sprinkle garnish.

Saffron Chicken

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