Zaiqa Chawal Peshawar is a flavorful and aromatic rice dish from the Peshawar region of Pakistan. The dish is known for its unique blend of spices and flavors, making it a popular dish among food enthusiasts.
To prepare the dish, basmati rice is first rinsed and soaked for 20-30 minutes. The rice is then cooked in a pot with a combination of whole spices like cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves, and cumin seeds, which give the rice its distinctive aroma.
Meanwhile, in a separate pot, chicken or mutton is cooked with onions, tomatoes, and a blend of spices that includes ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander, and red chili powder. Once the meat is tender and cooked through, it is layered over the cooked rice, along with fried onions and a sprinkling of chopped fresh coriander.
The dish is typically served with raita, a yogurt-based condiment that helps balance out the heat of the spices in the dish. Zaiqa Chawal Peshawar is a delicious and hearty dish that is perfect for a comforting meal, whether enjoyed alone or with family and friends.