It’s known for its unique and delicious flavors, as well as its distinct method of preparation. Here’s a basic recipe for Chicken Balochi Sajji.
1 whole chicken (about 2-3 pounds)
2 tablespoons red chili powder
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons cumin powder
2 tablespoons Coriander powder
2 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup cooking oil
Salt to taste
Lemon wedges for garnish
For the stuffing
1 cup basmati rice
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (atta)
2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
2 tablespoons cumin seeds
2-3 green chilies, chopped
Salt to taste
Clean and wash the whole chicken thoroughly. Make deep incisions or slits all over the chicken to allow the marinade to penetrate.
Bowl In a mix the red chili powder, paprika, cumin powder, coriander powder, ginger-garlic paste, yogurt, cooking oil, and salt.
This mixture will be used to marinate the chicken. Rub this mixture all over the chicken, making sure to get it into the slits you made. Marinate the chicken for at least 4-6 hours or overnight in the refrigerator for best results.
Meanwhile, prepare the stuffing In a pan, heat the ghee, add cumin seeds, and let them sizzle. Add the green chilies and sauté for a minute. Then, add the whole wheat flour and basmati rice. Roast them together until they turn golden and release a nutty aroma. With Season salt and set aside.
Preheat your grill or barbecue to medium-high heat.
Stuff the marinated chicken with the prepared stuffing. Secure the opening with skewers or truss the chicken with twine.
Place the stuffed chicken on the grill and cook it slowly, turning it frequently, for about 1 to 1.5 hours, or until it’s cooked through and has a golden-brown, crispy skin.
Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes.
Serve Chicken Balochi Sajji hot, garnished with lemon wedges and accompanied by naan bread or flatbreads and a side of raita (yogurt dip).
Chicken Balochi Sajji is a flavorful and aromatic dish that’s sure to impress anyone who enjoys bold and spicy flavors.
The unique combination of spices and the stuffing make it a special and delicious dish from the Balochistan region.