An Australian Shiraz, with its spicy notes and mild earthiness, wonderfully complements the rich array of spices typically found in Indian fare.
Wash rice in cold water and set aside. Roughly chop cilantro. Finely dice onion and garlic. Peel carrot. Cut carrot, chicken, and green beans into bite-sized pieces.
In a large saucepan, sauté onion and garlic in butter over medium heat for approx. 2 – 3 min. Then, add chicken and sauté for approx. 5 – 7 min. until opaque. Set chicken aside.
Grate ginger. Then, add cumin, masala, chili powder, turmeric, and ginger to pan. Sauté for approx. 1 – 2 min. Add yogurt, cook until it begins to boil, and then add rice.
Add carrots and green beans to pan and sauté for approx. 3 – 5 min. Pour chicken stock into pan and season with salt and pepper. Bring everything to a boil and then reduce to low heat. Cover with a lid and cook for approximately 10 – 12 min. until rice is done.
Return cooked chicken to pan. Add cilantro and lemon juice. Stir thoroughly. Enjoy warm with homemade naan bread.