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This all-in-one pot Indian meal was prepared on the Big Pig using a camp oven. Despite there being a few stages to this recipe, with a bit of preparation, this is a good recipe for the campsite or at home when feeding a small army using just the one pot.



¾ cup ghee

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 ½ teaspoon ground green cardamom

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

¾ teaspoon ground cloves

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 cup water

1 cup onion paste

2 ½ tablespoons almond meal

2 teaspoons chopped garlic

1 teaspoon chopped ginger

1 ½ teaspoons poppyseeds

2 teaspoons red chilli powder

1KG diced chicken

¾ cup natural yoghurt, whisked

2 teaspoons salt


¾ teaspoon saffron

1 tablespoon milk

3 ¼ cup basmati rice, rinsed and drained

1.2L water

3 cinnamon sticks

7 green cardamom pods

2 ½ tablespoons ghee

2 brown onions, sliced

1 teaspoon kewra water or rosewater

¾ cup cream

3 tablespoons raisins

Fried onions/shallots


  • Prep the Ozpig for a medium heat.
  • Combine the saffron and milk in a small bowl and retain for cooking the rice
  • For the chicken, heat ghee in your pot. Add the spices, onion paste, almond meal, poppy seeds, garlic, ginger and water then cook out for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken, stir and cook out for around 7 minutes until the chicken is sealed.
  • Let the heat reduce, add the yoghurt, cook out for around 10 minutes until the chicken has cooked through and a smooth sauce has formed.
  • Remove the chicken and sauce from the pot/camp oven and retain for later. Clean your pot for later.
  • Bring a pot of water to the boil, add the rice, cinnamon sticks and cardamom pods. Boil for around 12 minutes until rice is ¾ cooked and water is absorbed. Remove the rice and retain for later, give your pot a clean for the next step of the cook.
  • Heat the ghee, add the sliced onions and sauté for around 5 minutes until golden brown the remove from the pan.
  • Layer the pan with cooked rice, onions and chicken then poor over the saffron milk, cream and kewra water.
  • Seal the pot with foil and a tight-fitting lid. Position the pot in a warm position either over hot coal or on the Ozpig’s warming plate. Allow the rice to cook through for around 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the lid, adjust the seasoning, garnish with raisins then dish up. We served this dish with a pineapple raiter and some spiced picked onions.

Ingredients for Onion Paste:

3 brown onions

2 bay leaves

1 black cardamom pod

1 cup water


  • Place all ingredients in a pot.
  • Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer.
  • Allow to cook for around 20 minutes until onions have softed and water has evaporated.
  • Transfer to a blender and puree.

Product Specification Table

Specification Traveller Series 2 Big Pig
(ground to top of chimney)
160cm 154.5cm 193cm
(ground to cooking surface)
63.5cm 70.5cm 75.5cm
(side to side)
50cm 55cm 120cm
Cooking Surface 35cm x 25cm 
BBQ Plate
26cm diameter round plate &
34cm x 24cm large plate
49cm x 21cm
Removable stove top
Weight 16kg 18kg 39kg
Door Opening 26cm Diameter 26cm Diameter 41cm x 16cm 
Chimney Length 3 x 350mm pieces 3 x 300mm pieces 3 x 450mm pieces
Chimney Diameter 58mm 58mm 75mm



Perfectly paired with the Series 2 and Big Pig.


The original, versatile all-rounder.


Built for memorable home entertaining.


Built with one purpose in mind and it’s all in the name.

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Ozpig stoves are tailor made for the outdoors. We created the Ozpig with a passion for the outdoors and a love for outdoor cooking and heating. With our unique open door, open top design, we have created outdoor stoves that give you flexibility in cooking while maximizing heat for your outdoor space.


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An Aussie Story

The Ozpig is a clever Aussie invention created by a family with a love of the great outdoors. Hearty appetites and a passion for travel inspired the Shepherd family to develop a unique, multipurpose cooker that offers convenience and endless cooking options.

Great bit of kit

We have the ozpig series 2 under a patio. Only just bought the house and the pig so we haven't got it in a specific final spot just yet. But having these extra offset and pieces helps keep smell and smoke (not that there is much using nice ironbark) definitely recommend this kit for use under a patio. Plus fast and easy postage made buying them easy as. 5 Stars

Exactly what I was looking for

- I was looking for something wood-fired and portable that I could take anywhere to boil water and cook a meal on and that could also be my home BBQ. The Pig is simpler and safer than a camp fire and a great back-up at home if everything goes down. I’ve only done BBQs so far and I’m enjoying the added wood-smoke taste. Looking forward to cooking more sophisticated meals down the track.