Mizoram Sawhchiar By Pankaj Bhadouria

Mizoram Sawhchiar

Mizoram Sawhchiar is traditional rice & chicken dish from Mizoram. Chef Pankaj Bhadouria shares the recipe for this dish in which rice and chicken are cooked together with loads of vegetables. This dish has a smoky flavour and excellent taste.
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Cooking Time

60 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10 Min



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  • 750 gm of chicken
  • 1 tbsp desi ghee
  • 2 - 1/2 cup water
  • pink salt as per taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 black cardamom
  • 3 green cardamom
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 2 slit red chillies
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped leek
  • 1/4 cup mustard leaves
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/4 cup grape juice
  • 1 tsp vinegar


  1. 1

    Heat a lump of coal on the gas stove. In a bowl, add chicken and place a small bowl in between. Add the heated coal in the small bowl. Add desi ghee and cover the bowl.
  2. 2

    In a pan, add water and let it boil. Add pink salt as per taste, bay leaves, black cardamom, green cardamom, black peppercorns, slit red chillies.
  3. 3

    Add dry red chillies and let it simmer. Add finely chopped celery, leek, mustard leaves and let it cook. Add rice and let it cook.
  4. 4

    Add the smoked chicken and stir it. Let it cook for 10 - 12 minutes. Add grape juice, vinegar and mix it well.
  5. 5

    Serve it hot.

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