Barberry Rice with Saffron Chicken By Nilofar From Sales

This dish which is called Zeresk  Polo in Iran is one of the most popular dishes that is served in special occasions.  It is quick, easy and budget friendly. Barberries and Saffron are the most important ingredients for cooking this food. Barberries are small berries that are used a lot in Persian food and they give a sweet and sour taste to the dish. On the other hand Saffron has a very nice scene of taste and gives a beautiful colour to the rice or the sauce you are making.


Veetee Bastmati Rice (MIS053) : 1 cup

JJ Vegetable Cooking Oil (OIL028)

Rajah Ground Turmeric Powder (SPI286) : 1 spoon

Chicken legs (Or any part of the chicken) : 1Kg

Medium Green pepper  : 2-3

Carrots : 2

Medium Onions : 1-2

Black pepper, chilli pepper, salt

Saffron : 1 tea spoon

Barberries : 1 cup


Saffron Chicken Step 1:

Dice onions, peppers and onions into small pieces.


Step 2:

Add some oil to the pan and add onions. Fry the onions in medium heat until they turn golden.


Step 3:

Add peppers and carrots to the onions.



Step 4:

Add salt, black pepper, red pepper and turmeric and leave it for 2-3 minutes.


Step 5:

Add chicken legs (chicken pieces) to the vegetables.


Step 6:

Add 2 cups of boiling water to the pan.


Step 7:

While the chicken is cooking, mix 1 teaspoon of saffron with one cup of boiling water.


Step 8:

Add half of the saffron liquid to the chicken sauce and mix it well.


Step 9:

Leave the chicken it on medium heat to cook for 25 minutes.


Barberry Rice Step 1:

Add one and half cup of rice to pan and add 4 cups of boiling water.


Step 2:

Add some salt and oil to the rice and stir it well.


Step 3:

After the rice is boiled for 5 minutes, drain it.


Step 4:

Add the rest of the saffron liquid to half of the rice and mix it well.


Step 5:

Add half of the fried barberries to saffron rice and mix them well.


Step 6:

Repeat step 4 and 5 for the rest of rice.



Barberry Rice with Saffron Chicken

One Response to “Barberry Rice with Saffron Chicken By Nilofar From Sales”
  1. Gulbeyaz says:

    Looks healthy and tasty, yumm 😀

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