For 1 chicken or 1 kg mutton meat aknee you will need:
1 large onion finely chopped,
1 cup oil and 1/4 cup ghee.
Soak 2 tsp whole jeeru,
5 cardomon pods (cracked open),
1 inch sticks,
12 black peppercorns.
Leave aside. soak 2 ½ cups rice in cold water for about ½ hour and leave aside. raise onions and just before it turns gold add in the soaked spices with the water and close the lid of the pot, this gives it a lovely lavor. when onions are pinky gold add your chicken or meat pieces and 1 tblsp ginger paste and 1 tblsp garlic paste, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp jeeru powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric. Let it cook a bit then add 2 cups grated tomato with 3 tsp paprika and hot chilli powder according to taste, and 2 tsp dhania powder.When the chicken/meat is cooked and the tomato and braise leave aside. Just half an hour before lunch time add water about 4 and half cups water and for 2 and half cups rice add 2 and half tsps salt When water boils add your soaked rice and 8 to 10 pieces of potatoes. Cook on high heat n stir the rice several times. When little water left simmer and cover lid till rice is cooked. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander/dhania Serve with sour milk, papar and atchaars… enjoy