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Chicken and Mixed Veggies Akni

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Chicken and Mixed Veggies Akni are a classic flavorsome Indian rice dish that you will often find on a Cape Malay table.


  • Chicken pieces
  • 3 onions chopped
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1½ cup Mcain mixed veggies
  • 5 potatoes cut into quarters
  • 3 cups Basmati rice
  • 2 heaped teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon mild Suhana chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam and jeera masala
  • 1 teaspoon Packo roasted masala
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic and ginger
  • A few cinnamon sticks, cloves, and allspice.
Chicken and Mixed Veggies Akni
Chicken and Mixed Veggies Akni


  1. Braise onions in oil.
  2. Add chopped green peppers
  3. 1½ cup Mcain mixed veggies.
  4. Add potatoes, chicken, and buttermilk.
  5. Add all the above spices. Add salt to taste
  6. When potatoes are almost soft add washed and rinsed raw basmati over the chicken sauce.
  7. Do not stir it.
  8. Add boil water over it.
  9. Add again salt to taste.
  10. Let the rice simmer on slow heat.
  11. When done add 100g butter and simmer until butter melted.
  12. Take a long fork and stir well until no more sauce is in a pot.
  13. Add garnish dhania and serve with achaar or onion salads and dhay.
  14. Enjoy

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