Here’s the best of northern India’s creations, Tandoori chicken curry and saffron-scented basmati rice, piled into a casserole to make a luscious meal. I often serve it with a yogurt-based raita and with flame-toasted Papads for a delicious Sunday supper. The recipe asks you to prepare the rice in two stages, but don’t judge a book (except mine) by its cover. It’s actually a very easy dish to prepare and can be assembled as much as a day in advance. Bake it just before you plan to serve it; the aromas emanating from the oven will make you appreciate it even more.
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