Pilaf Qashovi Recipe
Yet another original , tasty and healthy dish from Armenian cuisine, we call it pilaf qashovi with garbanzo beans.
All the simple ingredients combined in this pilaf , make it an incredibly delicious comfort meal that can be prepared within a few minutes .
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A can of garbanzo beans 15 oz / 430 g
1 cup bulgur (#3 grind)
2 halves of chicken breast , or use any part of poultry you prefer , about 1 lbs
10-13 asparagus strands ,
Save a 2-3 to be added at the end
1 tbs tomato paste or 2 tbs sauce
1 ½ tbs red pepper paste , optional
2-3 tbs vegetable oil
Spices and seasonings such as : black and red peppers, cumin, coriander, curry , salt
Fresh herbs : parsley, cilantro, dill , anything on hand , about 1 tbs of each
Plain yogurt for serving
Start by cooking the chicken, cook until fully cooked, add salt, save the broth
In a small jar combine: tomato and pepper pastes, spices and about ⅓ cup of broth , mix and set aside
Eyeball the rest of ingredients into two and start arranging in a pot at this order : meat , garbanzo beans, bulgur , asparagus, drizzle with tomato- pepper mixture
Taste the broth to see if you need more salt
After arranging all your ingredients, pour some of the broth to slightly cover everything
Bring to a boil , then cover the lid and cook over medium to low heat 5-7 minutes or until the liquid is simmered
Open the lid , add herbs and a few pieces of sliced asparagus.
Cover the lid and allow the dish to set 10-15 minutes
Fluff and enjoy with plain yogurt or as is
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