6 servings

CookingLight.com bulletin board visitors love Indian fare. Find kaffir lime leaves in Asian markets and some health-food stores, or substitute 1/4 teaspoon grated lime rind for each kaffir lime leaf used in the recipe.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare chicken, place first 3 ingredients on a double layer of cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth together, and tie securely.

Step 2

Heat oil in a heavy Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion to pan; cook 8 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add ginger and garlic; cook 1 minute. Add flour, turmeric, and red pepper; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add cheesecloth bag, coconut milk, and next 6 ingredients (through cinnamon stick); bring to a boil. Add chicken. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until chicken is done, turning once. Remove chicken from pan with a slotted spoon; cool slightly. Cook liquid in pan, uncovered, 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Discard 1 bay leaf, 1 lime leaf, cinnamon stick, and cheesecloth bag. Remove meat from bones; shred with 2 forks, and return to pan. Cook 10 minutes.

Step 3

To prepare rice, combine 2 1/4 cups water and next 5 ingredients (through 1 lime leaf) in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Sprinkle peas over rice; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until peas are heated through, rice is tender, and liquid is absorbed. Discard bay leaf and lime leaf. Place 3/4 cup rice mixture on each of 6 plates; top each serving with 3/4 cup chicken mixture, 1 1/2 teaspoons cashews, and 1 teaspoon cilantro.

Ratings & Reviews


June 12, 2017
Yummy and delicious.This recipe really had a great taste and my family enjoyed it. I found the same like recipe from recipe network (    https://www.sooperchef.pk/pakistani-recipes/  ).Thanks for sharing a amzing recipe.

phoebe1214's Review

October 11, 2014
Very good. I would have like some sort of vegetable in with the chicken, maybe cauliflower or zucchini???? Otherwise it's fantastic and the rice is delicious too!

Labo10's Review

December 28, 2011
Smells wonderful and tastes great. Some trouble finding the kaffir lime leaves.