Mixed Polao


1 chicken, medium
2 cups polao rice
6 cups water
1 bay leaf
2 parsley sprigs
1 cup prawns, boiled
1 cup crabmeat, sliced
1 tbsp cumin seeds, powdered
1 tbsp coriander seeds, powdered
1 tbsp garam masala powder
Salt and chili powder to taste
4 tbsp groundnuts, roasted, ground


Place the chicken in a pan filled with 6 cups water, add green onions, bay leaf, parsley, salt, all the spices and cook till the chicken is tender.

Strain the stock. It should be about 4 cups; if it is less, add water to make up the quantity.

Remove all the meat from the bones and cut into strips.

Combine stock and rice and cook till the rice is tender and dry.

Mix in the rest of the above ingredients and serve hot.


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