Tah-Chin – Persian Upside Down Layered Saffron Rice & Chicken

One of the best thing’s to do is to choose the best selections of Iranian foods when you are on your Iran tour, Todays’s Persian Food, is,Tah-chin, follow the simple recipe on below to makeTah-chin

Ttahchin, iranian foods, persian recipe food, ah chin — also spelled tah-chin or tacheen — is a dramatic Persian rice dish. Partly cooked rice is flavored with saffron, yogurt and egg yolks and then layered in a dish with chicken or lamb. The whole dish is baked and then turned out onto a platter, forming a mound of deliciousness with a golden, crispy crust.

The crispy, crunchy layer of browned rice that forms on the tah chin as it bakes is called the tahdig and is highly valued as a delicacy

The first question is: What do i need to make Tah-chin, the delicious Iranian food:

  • Chicken breasts, boneless, skinless — 2 to 2 1/2 pounds
  • Yogurt — 2 cups
  • Lemon juice — 2 tablespoons
  • Salt — 1 teaspoon
  • Pepper — 1/2 teaspoon
  • Saffron — 1/4 teaspoon
  • Water — 6 cups
  • Salt — 3 tablespoons
  • Basmati or long-grain rice — 3 cups
  • Egg yolks — 2
  • Melted butter — 1/4 cup, or 6 tablespoons

Ready to add above ingredient’s to make your first Tah-chin:

  1. Add the yogurt, lemon juice, salt, pepper and saffron and stir together. Stir in      the chicken breasts, cover and marinate for anywhere from one hour to      overnight.
  2. Preheat oven      to 375°F. Remove the chicken from the marinade, reserving the marinade.      Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes and set aside.
  3. Bring the      water and 3 tablespoons of salt to boil in a large pot. Add the rice, stir      and boil for another 5 to 8 minutes, or until the rice is plump but still      has a hard core. Be careful not to overcook the rice. Drain the rice in a      colander or sieve, rinse with cold water and drain again.
  4. Beat the egg      yolks into the reserved marinade. Mix 2 cups of the rice with 3/4 of the reserved      marinade.
  5. Fit the      bottom a large Dutch oven or casserole dish with a piece of greased      parchment or wax paper. Pour 4 tablespoons of the melted butter into the      bottom of the dish and spread it out. Spread the 2 cups of rice mixed with      marinade evenly over the bottom of the pot. Spread 1/2 the chicken evenly      over the rice. Mix the remaining rice with any leftover marinade, then      spread half of this rice over the chicken. Make another layer with the      remaining chicken and top it all off with the remaining rice. Pat down and      smooth the top.
  6. Drizzle the      remaining 2 tablespoons of butter over the top layer of rice, cover and      place in the oven. Bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  7. Remove the Tah-chin from the oven and set the pot or dish in a sink full of cold      water for 2 to 3 minutes. (This makes it easier to remove.) Remove the pot      and run a knive around the edge to separate the rice from the sides.      Invert a serving platter over the top of the pot, then carefully flip it      over to drop the Tah-chin onto the platter. Cut into pie-shaped      pieces and serve hot.

I hope you can simply follow the above guidance to make your first Tah-chin, its so delicious and makes your mouth watering for SURE, If you travel to Iran we hope you try a selections of wide persian food’s, its cheap and delicious at all.

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