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Khao Mok Gai (Curried rice and chicken)

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Khao Mok Gai (Curried rice and chicken)

Background

Khao Mok Gai originates from Muslim and Arabs. It is a favorite dish among of Muslim people in Thailand who become specialize in making the dish. Herbs such as cinnamon, cardamom, clove and saffron or turmeric are used in cooking of rice to produce aromatic yellow rice.

 

Nutrition facts

There are different health benefits of the aromatic herbs. For example, cinnamon is carminative, cloves improve digestion, cardamom helps to get rid of phlegm, saffron is good for eyesight and helps you relax and turmeric relives flatulence.

 

Yellow rice ingredients

  • 300 grams rice
  • 3 tbsp. oil or Ghee
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • 5 grams cardamom seeds
  • 2-inch cinnamon stick
  • 3 clove flowers
  • 1 tbsp. saffron/2 tbsp. turmeric power (mixed with a little water)
  • A pinch of salt
  • Garnishing with fried shallots

Chicken mixture ingredients

  • 1 kg. chicken
  • 2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp. coriander seed powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup yogurt

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