Chicken fry with Pulaoby Sujata Limbu

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Chicken fry with Pulaoby Sujata Limbu
  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves4People

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Chicken fry with Pulao

Ingredients

  • Fried Chicken Ingredients:
  • 450 grams chicken thighs
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • Oil as required to deep fry
  • Salt according to taste
  • Pulao Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick (1 inch)
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 5-6 cashewnuts cut in half
  • Few saffron strands (optional)
  • 750 ml water
  • 250 ml whole milk
  • Salt according to taste

Steps

  1. Wash and clean the chicken thighs thoroughly.
  2. Take a bowl, put in the chicken along with chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt. Mix this well and let it marinate for 15-30 minutes.
  3. Heat oil as required in a kadhai/pan, once the oil is hot put in the chicken thighs and deep fry for 2-3 minutes on both sides.
  4. Once the desired colour appears on the chicken, transfer it to a plate and drain the excess oil using paper towels. Keep aside.
  5. Wash the rice thoroughly and soak it for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Take a pan and heat oil in it, add in the cinnamon stick, bay leaves, cumin seeds, cashew nuts, and cloves. Stir it well and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Once the cashewnuts become golden in colour, put in the green chillies and onion. Saute and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  8. Next put in the ginger-garlic paste, garam masala powder, salt according to taste and give it a good stir. Now pour in the milk and bring it to a boil.
  9. Finally put in the rice along with the water.
  10. Check the seasonings and adjust if required, let it cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes. Then cover with a lid and cook the pulao for another 5 minutes or so.
  11. Once the pulao is cooked, transfer it to a serving plate.
  12. Serve the pulao hot alongside the fried chicken and a side of raita.

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