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Tahchin (Saffron Rice With Chicken)

Tahchin (Saffron Rice With Chicken)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 25

Cook Time : 40

Total Time : 65


Serves 4

  • 500 gram boneless Chicken

  • 1 medium onion roughly chopped

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp black pepper powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt or as per taste

  • 1/2 cup thick tomato paste

  • For Rice, 2 Cup Rice

  • 1 egg

  • 6 to 8 strings saffron soaked in hot water and prepare

  • 1 cup plain whisk yogurt

  • 1 tsp salt ot as per taste to cook rice

  • 2 tbsp Oil for cooking

  • For tempting, 1 tbsp butter

  • 2 tbsp dried pomegranate seeds

  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

  • 1 tbsp raisins

  • 1/4 cup chopped dry fruites

  • 1/4 cup rose patels for garnish


  • 01

    Wash and soaked rice in water with salt for an hour and keep aside

  • 02

    Take Chicken in a pot add onion, turmeric powder, black pepper powder, salt and tomato puree and add hot water

  • 03

    Cover it and cook it on low to medium flame till all tender

  • 04

    Take egg in a deep bowl and whisked it, add saffron water and plain whisk yogurt and whisk untill all well combined

  • 05

    Now boil water in other vessels add saoked rice and salt, let it boil over high heat

  • 06

    When rice half cook drain warm water and keepnthe rice in strainer

  • 07

    Now transfer the rice in saffron mixture and mix gentaly

  • 08

    Other side when chicken done cool it and cut in optional size

  • 09

    Now heat oil in deep pan, add half of saffron rice and pushbit gently

  • 10

    Now arrange chopped chicken pieces in centre, again keep remaining rice and push it

  • 11

    Now cover the lid and cook for 5 to 8 minutes untill start to steam

  • 12

    Once steam come reduced the flame on low and cook for 20 to 25 minutes

  • 13

    Once rice cooked flip it carefully on plate to get golden crust rice outside

  • 14

    For Tempting, heat butter in a pan add dry pomegranate and pumpkin seeds and with raisins and pour over the top of golden cooked rice

  • 15

    Garnish with dry fruites and rose petals

  • 16

    Now a Parsian recipe Tahchin (Saffron rice with Chicken) is ready to serve



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