Indian chicken dish makes good excuse for a crowded kitchen
By Lynette Lo Tom
Jan. 14, 2015
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KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM Shakil Ahmed's Bengali-style meal centers on Sunday Special Chicken or Murgi Mangsho'r Jhol, Rice Pilaf or Polau, and Dhaba Salad.
KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM Shakil Ahmed adds mustard oil to his Bengali Sunday Special Chicken. The complex dish includes a long list of spices: cardamom pods, whole cloves, cinnamon bark, peppercorns, bay leaves, coriander, chili peppers, ground garam masala and turmeric.
KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM The Ahmed children -- Sahana, 7, left, Christopher, 10, and Nico, 12 -- work together in the family's Kahala kitchen to prepare the Sunday chicken meal.