This is a favorite recipe of my Husbands. It has a lot of different spices but it is so flavorful. It is spicy so I serve it with yogurt. You can use any vegetables that you like, just make sure they are precooked. It seems like a lot of work because there are so many spices, but you can get all your spices measured out in a bowl before you begin so you can add them all in at once and speed up the cooking time.
Cook Time: about 25-30 minutes
2 Cups of Rice
4 Cups of Water
1 Cinnamon Stick
4 Cardamom Seeds (crushed)
3 Cloves of Garlic (crushed)
1 Teaspoon of Chili Powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
4 Teaspoons of Coriander Powder
1 1/2 Teaspoons of Ginger Powder
2 Bay Leaves
1/2 Teaspoon of Garam Masala
1/3 Cup of Oil
1/2 Cup of Cooked Chicken (more can be used if you like)
1/2 Cup of Frozen Mixed Vegetables
1 Teaspoon of Turmeric Powder
1 Teaspoon of Cumin Seeds
In a small pan add the water and boil.
Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
In a large pan add the oil, cooked chicken and sliced onions. Cook on high until onions are soft.
Add Cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom seeds, garlic, chili powder, salt, coriander powder, ginger powder, bay leaves, garam masala, turmeric and cumin seeds.
Add the frozen vegetables and stir.
Add the rice and stir well.
Add the 4 cups of boiling water. Stir quickly and cover.
Let boil for 5-7 minutes or until most of the water is gone.
Put in oven for 15 minutes.
Stir and Serve.