How to make PAELLA - skk -

Chicken and mixed seafood paella – a Spanish delicacy which will please your taste buds

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Arborio rice (आरबोरिओ राइस), Chicken with skin (चिकन चमड़ी समेत)

Cuisine : Spanish

Course : Rice

PAELLA - skk

PAELLA - skk Recipe Card


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for PAELLA - skk Recipe

  • Arborio rice 1 cup

  • Chicken with skin cut into 2 inch pieces on the bone 300 grams

  • Clams 8-10

  • Chicken sausages 4

  • Big prawns shelled, deveined with tails intact 7-8

  • Rawas fish fillet cut into 1 inch cubes 200 grams

  • Red paprika powder 2 teaspoons

  • Dried oregano 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste

  • Sea salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Medium white onions sliced 2

  • Garlic chopped 1/2 tablespoon

  • Tomato puree 1/2 cup

  • Fish stock 4 cups

  • Saffron a few stra

  • Fresh oregano 2 sprigs

  • Green peas boiled 1/4 cup

  • Lemon 1/2

  • Fresh flat parsley for shallow frying


Step 1

Take chicken in a bowl, add red paprika powder, dried oregano, crushed black pepper, and sea salt and rub them well all over the chicken pieces.

Step 2

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a paella pan, add the chicken and sear on high heat, turning sides, till golden brown all around. Transfer onto a plate and set aside.

Step 3

Heat remaining oil in the same pan, add onions and sauté till golden brown. Add garlic, mix and saute till raw smell disappears. Add tomato puree and mix well. Add Arborio rice and mix well.

Step 4

Add 2 cups fish stock, mix well and cook on medium heat till the rice is ¾ done.

Step 5

Add sea salt, saffron, crushed black pepper, chicken and remaining fish stock and mix well. Cook for 5-6 minutes

Step 6

Add clams. Diagonally slice chicken sausages into 4 pieces and add in the pan. Mix well. Cook for 10-12 minutes on medium heat.

Step 7

Add prawns and rawas fish and mix well. Add fresh oregano sprigs, mix well and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Step 8

Add green peas and squeeze the juice of ½ lemon, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 9

Garnish with flat parsley and serve hot in the paella pan itself.

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