Here now is my version of this absolutely stupendous dish!!
This is absolutely my favorite dish!!!
Chicken kitcheree with khuri( curry yogurt sauce)
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I was going to post this menu two weeks ago but unfortunately my sweetie dropped my camera on the slopes. This "mogul maniac" was going at a crazy speed when the ski patrol chased him halfway down the mountain and finally caught up with him and cited his a.. He did however finally buy me another camera, hence the reason for me blogging again. So all is forgiven!
Khuri (curry yogurt sauce)
Drizzle over the spring salad/ or the bundt
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Language itself cannot explain how absolutely palate pleasing this menu is!!! I find myself saying ooooh! mmmmm! wowweeee and acting completely inappropriately when I prepare these dishes. I am overcome with a paroxysm of glee and I cannot suppress it! It is that good!
Even though, the spices and the way I prepare my rice and chicken are old family recipes, this dish was inspired by "Chicken Kitchen"( restaurants in Miami). Of course I love my flavors better and I took it a step further by encasing the chicken and rice in phyllo dough and now everybody says "Now you've gone and done it missy!"
Groete Suid Afrikaners!
Woorde alleen kan nie hierdie heerlike maal beskrywe nie. Die geur alleen sal jou voorsmaak heeltemal bedwelm! Die enigste motief agter hierdie spoggerige maal met al die ingewikkelde voorbereidings is pure plesier. Geniet asseblief!
Chicken kitcheree encased in "Athens" phyllo pastry baked in a bundt pan. Adorned with toasted nigella seeds ( Kalonji) and a spring salad (lettuce, avos, cucumbers and grape tomatoes).
click on pic ( A crispiness that only "Athens" phyllo delivers!)
A little slice of Heaven! I prepare the basmati
rice with sauteed onions, roasted garlic, vegetables etc....
click on pic (This bundt slices perfectly)
This was my Mom's bundt pan which is giving
me the same amount of joy. Only she used to
make the real McCoy.
Lightly grease your pan and layer several
sheets of phyllo dough into the pan, brushing
only the 5th layer with melted butter.
Layer alternating rice and chicken layers
and then cover with several sheets of phyllo
brushing only the 5th layer. I only used about
2T butter in all.
Bake at 375 degrees for 30 mins.
- Please use organic ingredients when possible.
- 4 large chicken breasts with bone and skin( The skin and the bone in keeps the breasts juicy when baked. You will however discard these after baking.
- garam masala( I roast my own mixture)
- my home made blend of masala for chicken
- fresh oregano
- dry mustard powder( Coleman's )
- kosher salt
- lemon pepper( I make the lemon part from scratch)
- 1 ball of pounded garlic
- olive oil
- freshly squeezed lemon juice
- my homemade prepared panko mix. See turkey roulade for this panko mix
For the khuri:
- quarter cup organic Greek yogurt
- half cup Miracle whip plus 3 t
- 1 t turmeric
- 1 t Annie's organic yellow mustard
- 1 t dry Coleman's mustard powder
- half cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- half t red pepper flakes
- pinch organic sugar
- pinch kosher salt
This is what my neck of the woods looked
like today. Blizzard conditions with zero
visibility. Last week we had springlike
weather but apparently Father winter
made a comeback!
click on pic to see accumulated snow in just a
Thank you Selba for this really cute award.
Please everyone grab it and pay it forward.
This post is in memory of my Uncle Toyer. " Swank" was indeed his middle name!
"If I said to you and Mom, I want you back I would not be lying!"
"If only for a moment to abate this incessant crying!"
God knows best!!!!