Poha Chicken Bhujing

Ingredients for Poha Chicken Bhujing Recipe

Pressed rice (poha) 2 cups

Chicken legs boneless, cut into 1 inch pieces 400 grams

Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

Coriander powder 2 teaspoons

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

Potatoes thickly sliced with skin 2 medium

Oil 6 tablespoons

Ghee as required

Garlic cloves 4-5

Green chillies 2

Ginger 1 inch

Dried coconut ( khopra) grated ½ cup

Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

Garam masala powder ½ teaspoon

Onions sliced 2 medium

Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

Method

·Wash the pressed rice under running water and set aside.

·Heat a piece of coal on direct flame.

·Take chicken pieces in a bowl. Add cumin powder, coriander powder, salt, ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder and potatoes, mix and set aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes.

·Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan. Add marinated chicken mixture and cook on high heat for 5-6 minutes. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.

·Transfer the cooked chicken mixture into a bowl. Place a steel katori in the centre and put the hot piece of coal in it. Pour some ghee on it and cover the bowl immediately. Set aside for 2-3 minutes.

·Blend together garlic, green chillies, ginger, coconut, chilli powder and garam masala powder to a coarse paste with very little water.

·Heat remaining oil in another non-stick pan. Add onions and sauté till golden brown.

·Add the coconut paste, mix and sauté till oil separates. Add remaining turmeric powder, mix and sauté for a few seconds.

·Add smoked chicken mixture and pressed rice and mix well. Adjust the seasoning and sprinkle some water.Cover and cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes.

·Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.