Akni are a classic flavorsome Indian rice dish that you will often find on a Cape Malay table.
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 chilli 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.
Braise onions in oil.
Add chopped green peppers
1½ cup Mcain mixed veggies.
Add potatoes, chicken, and buttermilk.
Add all above spices. Add salt to taste
When potatoes almost soft add washed and rinsed raw basmati over chicken sauce.
Do not stir it.
Add boil water over it.
Add again salt to taste.
Let rice simmer on slow heat.
When done add 100g butter and simmer until butter melted.
Take a long fork and stir well until no more sauce in a pot.
Add garnish dhania and serve with atchaar or onion salads and dhay.
Prepared, tried and tested Feriel Sonday
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