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Vender Halaal Chicken & Rice Recipe? [Moved from Manhattan board]

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Does anyone have an idea where one would find a recipe that remotely resembles the ubiquitous halaal chicken and rice with white sauce and hot sauce platters found everywhere in Manhattan? I am dieing to make it at home, but I've been unsuccessful in finding a recipe that remotely resembles it.

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  1. As far as I know, there is no recipe available for it. But I hope that the Chowhound community can help us figure it out, because I'd REALLY like to know how to make it too.

    The white sauce is key. The rest, I think, wouldn't be too hard to replicate. Gyro Meat and dark chicken meat, both grilled. Nice soft pita. What makes the rice yellow? I don't taste any particular flavor beyond the usual rice one gets in good Persian restaurants...any thoughts on what kind of rice that is?

    So far, all I've been able to determine is that the white sauce is a combination of mayonnaise, Middle Eastern style yogurt, and probably black pepper?

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    1. re: Aloo0628

      Probably turmeric for the yellow coloring. Adds no flavor but lots of Asian dishes have it.