Dara's Easy Akhni Recipe
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Dara's Easy Akhni Recipe

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Ingredients

  • • 2 x Medium Sized Onion
  • • 3 x Medium Sized Potatoes
  • • 1 x Green Chilli (or half)
  • • 1½ x heaped teasp Garlic paste
  • • 1 x heaped teasp Garlic & Ginger paste
  • • 2 teasp Salt
  • • 2¼ x Cups of Rice
  • • Meat Or Chicken (as many pieces as required)
  • • 1 heaped teasp. Fine Jeera
  • • 1 heaped teasp Fine Coriander
  • • ¾ teasp Fennel / Barishap
  • • 1 heaped teasp Tumeric
  • • 1 heaped teasp Chilli Powder
  • • 1 heaped teasp Leaf Masala
  • • Freshly Chopped Coriander (Dhanya)
  • • Oil

Instructions

    • Clean, cut and rinse meat, trimming off all excess fat.
    • Heat oil in medium sized pot.
    • Half the onions & slice each half thinly.
    • Braise onion adding salt, chopped chilli & when onion becomes translucent, the garlic & ginger.
    • When almost browned, add the jeera, coriander, tumeric, chilli powder and leaf masala & half of the chopped dhanya.
    • Braise for approximately 2 - 4 minutes on low-medium heat.
    • Add meat / chicken & potatoes & a little water (¼ glass) and allow to simmer until meat is cooked. (± 15-20 mins)
    • Pour over rice, add enough water to cook the rice, Fast boil rice without stirring for about 10mins.
    • When settled stir well, sprinkle rest of dhanya ontop of rice with a nob of butter and steam covered for 20/30 minutes or until the rice is done, stirring often so that rice don’t burn to bottom of pot.

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