Chicken Shahjahani (mughal Style Chicken With Flat Indian Bread)
Few dishes in my life has a special place in my heart. Talking about the books chicken shahjahani comes from the mughlai cuisine during shahjahan's rule. A dish very rich and flavored with poppy seed and cashewnut paste. It is to be believed that shahjahan always use to ask his bawarchis to prepare the shahjahani to impress his beloved mumtaz. Shahjahani is a method of cooking where ingredients are simmered for long hours.
But its history or technique has nothing to do with its place in my heart. This was my first dish i have cooked for my beloved and her mother. I was damn nervous the day I had to cook it. I wanted every thing to be perfect from its color, texture till its flavor and presentation. Therefore I did not compromise with any of its ingredient being used. I still remember that sweaty evening i had spent at her home's kitchen making this one a big hit and impress my would be mother in law. Generally in India girls are used to go through this match making test in arrange marriage business but i may have been the first bihari who gave this test to impress my girl friends mother who is a Bengali and I nailed it when my girl friend winked at me while having food together indicating that i won her heart.