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Saffron Chicken Recipe

Saffron Chicken

The beautiful aroma of khada masalas, the vibrancy of saffron and the tenderness of the chicken makes this recipe a winner at the dining table. Serve this saffron chicken with hot rotis or rice.

  • Total Cook Time 30 mins
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Saffron Chicken

  • 1 kg chicken (broiler), cut into 6 pieces
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 2 tsp sonth (dry ginger powder)
  • Salt, to taste
  • 10 cloves (laung)
  • 1 tsp chilli powder or to taste
  • 1 stick cinnamon, broken into small pieces
  • 2 Tbsp saunf (fennel seeds)
  • 1 1/2 tsp saffron soaked in 2 Tbsp warm milk

How to Make Saffron Chicken

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Wash and wipe chicken dry.
Heat ghee and fry the chicken pieces over high heat till light brown.
Add sonth, laung, chilli powder, dalchini and saunf. Stir a few times and add 1/2 cup water.
Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer till chicken is tender.
Add the kesar and cook till all the extra liquid dries up. Serve hot.
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