Chicken-1lb clean & wash
Basmati rice –1lb washed & soaked in water
Ground mace –1/2tsp
Freshly grated nutmeg-1/4tsp
Whole star anise-2
Garam masala powder-2tsp
Ginger garlic paste 2tsp
Saffron-pinch dissolved in 2tbsp warm milk
Salt to taste
Method: 1) In a bowl add curd, ginger garlic paste, garam masala, powder, tomato paste, chilli powder, nutmeg, ground mace salt mix well .Add the chicken & &rub the mixture into the meat. Let the chicken marinate for 3-4hrs.
2)Drain the rice & keep aside. Boil 6cups of water in a pan. Meanwhile, heat ghee/oil in a skillet. Add staranise, cardamoms, cloves & cinnamon & let it splutter, then add rice fry for 4-5mts.transfer the rice to the boiling water, add salt & cook uncovered till the rice is3/4th cooked. Drain the rice in a colander & set aside.
3) Heat oil in a pan; add onions & fry till golden brown. Transfer to a plate.
4) Now heat oil in a pan & add the marinated chicken fry it for about 5mts or until the oil separates.
5) Add the rice over the chicken mixture sprinkle ghee & saffron dissolved in milk cover tightly with aluminum foil & place the pan over a pan & cook on high heat for 5mts then cook for about 20mts on medium heat.
6) Remove & let stand covered for 5mts before serving.