Tahchin Morgh (CHICKEN)
1- Soak the rice with 2 tsp salt for an hour in a pot.
2- Slice the onion.
3- Soak the zafran for 20 minutes.
4- beat the egg until fluffy.
1- Put the onions into a pot.
2- Lay the chicken pieces on top of the onions.
3- Add some salt and fill the pot with boiling water until it covers the chickens.
4- Put the lid on the pot and let it simmer for 20 Minutes.
5- Take the cooked chicken pieces out of the pot (keep the water in the pot, you will need it in step 19) and slice them in smaller pieces.
5- Bring the soaked rice pot to the boiling and continue simmering until the rice becomes tender.
6- Drain the rice in a colander.
7- Pour 10 oz of plain yogurt in a bowl.
8- Add half of the beaten egg yolks, ground chili pepper and 1 tbsp of the soaked zafran(saffron) to the bowl and mix them together.
9- Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and mix up with the egg yolk mixture.
10- Take another pot and add 2 tbsp vegetable oil.
11- Add the rest of the beaten egg yolks to this pot.
12- Add 2 tbsp of the egg yolk mixture (step 8) to the pot.
13- Add 2 tbsp of the drained rice to the pot.
14- Stir until well mixed.
15- Flat the mixture, take the chicken pieces out of the bowl and put them in the pot on top of the mixture.
16- Add 3 tbsp dried barberries (Zereshk).
17- Add the rest of the rice to the pot.
18- Flat and spread the rice across the pot but don't mix with the mixture.
19- Now take the egg yolks mixture bowl (step 8) add 1/4 vegetable oil, and 2 tbsp of the zafran (saffron), and pour the boiled water (left from the onion and chicken's pot) into the bowl until it covers the mixture and mix thoroughly.
20- Back to the rice pot, again put pressure on the rice and press down using a large spoon (as shown in the video 3:13) and pour the rest of the egg yolk mixture on top of the rice.
21- Cover the pot with the lid and let it simmer for 120 minutes over low heat.