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Sri Lanka Chicken Buriyani

1 each chicken
2 tablespoons onions
2 tablespoons coconut
100 each nuts
2 each cloves, ground
2 each cardamom seeds
4 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup yogurt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
3 teaspoons red curry paste
1 cup rice
3 each cardamom seeds
3 each cloves, ground
2 each cinnamon sticks


Joint and wash the chicken. Chop one onion and make the other into onion rings. Crush the cardamoms and cloves. Put the chicken into a pan and add the salt, vinegar, curry powder, pepper, cardamoms, cloves and cinnamon stick. Pour in half the water and bring to the boil. Cook until the gravy is absorbed. Remove the chicken pieces and place in a bowl. Add the rest of the water to the pan, swill round and pour liquid into a tug. Heat the oil and saute the chicken pieces, the chopped onion, curry leaves and lemon grass. When the chicken pieces are done add the onion rings and Worcestershire sauce. Pour in the liquid from the tug, mix well and bring to the boil. Lower heat and allow to simmer for a further 3 minutes, then discard the cinnamon stick and serve immediately.

Source: recipeland.com