Chicken Palau Recipe


Ingredients
1 whole chicken (cut in curry/bite sized pieces)
Oil – 4 tablespoons
1 onion, chopped
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
Curry leaves – 6
Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds  – 1 teaspoon
Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
Cardamom pods – 3
Cloves – 3
Cinnamon stick – 1 small piece
Palau masala or garam masala – 2 teaspoons
3 chilies – chopped
Salt to tasteFor rice
Water – 6 cups
Rice – 3 cups, washed and drained well
Ghee or oil 3 tablespoons
1 onion
Cardamom pods – 3
Cloves – 3
Cinnamon stick – 1 small piece
1/4 chopped fresh coriander leaves

Directions:
Heat up medium sized pot, add oil, then onion, garlic, curry leaves,  cumin, mustard, fenugreek, cardamom,  cloves and cinnamon stick.  Cook for stir for approximately 5 minutes.  You can add a little more oil if it sticks to pan.
Add palau masala or garam masala and chili.
Stir for a minute then add chicken.
Stir for a couple of minutes. Add salt.
Let cook for 45 minutes on slow/medium heat.
Add 1/4 cup water if it sticks.

 

On another burner heat up ghee in a large pot.
Add onion, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. Then add rice and fry for approximately 5 minutes.  You can add a little oil if it sticks to pan.
Add water and let cook for ten minutes.
Add cooked chicken and spices from the other pot.
Stir all together and let cook for another 10 to 15 minutes on low heat without opening lid.
Lastly add coriander, stir and turn off burner.
Serve and enjoy.
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