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Sangeeta Biswas
1800 minutes
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Paella is the most popular dish of spain. Paella was originally farmers and farm labourers food cooked by the workers over wood fire for the lunchtime meal. It was made with rice, plus whatever was to hand around the rice fields and countryside tomatoes, onions and snails. For special occasions chicken plus a touch of saffron for extra special colour and flavour have been added. Paella was also traditionally eaten straight from the pan in which it was cooked with each person using his own wooden spoon.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Spanish
  • Baking
  • Boiling
  • Frying
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. Arborio rice or any short grain rice 5 cups
  2. Chicken leg pieces 5 to 6
  3. Jumbo prawns 5 to 6
  4. Smoky flavoured chicken or pork sausages 5, cut into desired shape
  5. Chicken broth (you can make it by boiling some chicken pieces and bones with salt and pepper) 1 to 2 cups
  6. Green peas 50 gms
  7. Any coloured bell pepper 1 thinly sliced
  8. Onions 5-6 thinly sliced
  9. Garlic paste 5-6 tbsp
  10. Saffron a pinch
  11. Paprika 2-3 tbsp
  12. Tabasco sauce 5-6 tbsp
  13. Tomato ketchup 5-6 tbsp
  14. Thyme 2-3 tbsp
  15. Salt to taste
  16. Pepper as per taste
  17. Olive oil as required
  18. Lemon 1
  19. Parsley a handful


  1. Marinate the chickens, prawns with garlic paste, salt and pepper for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Make chicken broth, keep aside.
  3. Soak the saffron in warm water.
  4. Take a large skillet add olive oil. Fry the chicken till reddish brown. Keep aside.
  5. Fry the prawns till it turns pink, fry the sausages and keep aside.
  6. In the same skillet add more olive oil and fry the onions till it turns translucent, add garlic paste, salt and pepper.
  7. Add the rice, tabasco sauce, tomato ketchup, saffron, thyme, paprika and fry for few more minutes.
  8. At this point add the chicken broth and cover with a lid.
  9. When you see the rice almost absorbs the broth add the peas, chicken, prawns and the sausages. Cook for 10 more minutes with the lid on.
  10. Garnish with bell peppers and parsley.

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prajakta deshmukh
prajakta deshmukh   Jul-26-2017

Sanjay Reddy
Sanjay Reddy   Jun-16-2016

Excellent, can't wait to try :)

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