Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dinner: Chicken handi with tandoor

Via Flickr:
This dish is called Chicken handi because its cooked in a 'handi' (pronounced as handee in Urdu). Handi or Handee refers to a backed clay pot and is a common feature across Pakistani kitchens. Even 5-star hotels use them for certain dishes to give an additional, earthly flavour. Tandoori naan or simply tandoor is a bread baked on earthern or metal underground pits designed specifically for this purpose. You will find 'tandoors' across Pakistan and many parts of India and Bangladesh and everywhere where there are Pakistani cooks. Onions, lemon and freshly cut garlic complete the taste and the aroma. My great mother must be given credit for this.

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