I have created this recipe to launch my online saffron store and to add to the collection of recipes i have using Nitu Didi Pure Spanish Saffron.
As i have said the benefits of using saffron in our diets are many and each time more recipes are created using this golden spice.
This recipe is fit for a celebration because of its rich and delicate taste. I have not used any regular spices nor food color to create this…
I used butter in this recipe to give it a restaurant taste…i have not taken this recipe from any website or anyone 🙂 its MY creation
Simple ingredients can be mixed and match to create a perfect blend and explosion of taste!!!
This is best eaten with basmati rice or naans…. or even with a lovely toasted baguette…
1 whole chicken , (around 1.5 kilos-2 kilos), skin removed and cut into 16 pieces
250 grams of onion chopped fine
125 grams of plain natural yogurt
2-3 tablespoons of chopped ginger or more if you like ginger a lot….i do!!!
1 red chilli or more if you like it spicy
1 smal piece of cinnamon
1-2 bay leaf
6 green cardamoms
juice of 1 juicy lime or more
1/5 cup of finely chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste
6 tablespoons of butter, ghee , cooking oil or olive oil ( i used butter)
1 pinch of Nitu Didi Pure Spanish Saffron (http://nitudidisaffron.palbin.com/)
Blend the yogurt with the ginger, the whole spices (except the saffron) and the red chilli till you get a paste. Marinate the chicken in this paste adding salt for an hour.
Put the butter in a big casserole pan with the onions and put to heat. This way the butter wont burn. Add the bay leaves and salt and cover the pan so that the onions sweat and cook in their own juices.
After you see the onions translucent add the chicken pieces with the marinade and cover the pan. Let the chicken cook in its own juices on slow fire . Stir from now and then and when the chicken is not raw add the saffron. Let the chicken cook slowly in its own juices. You will see the saffron emitting a lovely yellow orange color so there is no need to add any other coloring. Once the chicken is cooked add lemon juice to taste. Check seasoning and correct. Add the coriander leaves.Serve with basmati rice or naan bread or even hot oven toasted baguette!
To buy Nitu Didi saffron : http://nitudidisaffron.palbin.com/