31 August 2011

Persian 'Adas-polo~lentil pilaf' with apple sauce poached chicken kofta

Adas means Lentil in Persian language. Here I give a modern twist to the classic with adding an apple cream sauce for poaching chicken kofta. The one you see above though, is the destructed fancy version.

Ingredients:
For Kofta:
500 gram ground chicken breast
1 TSP salt
1/2 TSP white pepper
1/4 TSP garlic powder
2 TBSP onion powder
1 TSP  Quatre épices
3 TBSP single cream

For Apple sauce:
2 granny smith apples, thinly sliced  
1 medium white onion
3 TBSP butter
1 1/2 TSP  Quatre épices
3 TBSP apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup single cream
salt and pepper to season

For lentil pilaf:
1 cup Basmati rice
1/2 cup cooked lentil
Pinch of Quatre épices and a few saffron threads



I made kofta, with combining all the ingredients

I semi-cooked and drained the rice like as I did here

Then combined with the rice

To make Tah-dig, I cut a piece flat bread

In the pan, I added couple of TBSPs of water and oil

Then laid the bread

I then added the rice and finished with the spices. I put the lid and over low heat, cooked for 30 minutes  

To make the sauce, I sauteed apple and onion over low heat until caramelized 

Then added vinegar, 1 cup of the stock and spices. Then, cooked for 15 minutes with the lid on and over medium low heat 

Then blended the sauce

And added the cream

Over a very low heat, I poached kofta for 10 minutes

The heat was so low and sauce was barely bubbling 



And this is my Tah-dig


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