Chicken Pulao | How to make Chicken Pulao

By Pavithira Vijay  |  9th Mar 2016  |  
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About Chicken Pulao Recipe

Quick and easy one pot chicken pulao that is mildly spiced and makes a delicious and filling lunch with just a cup of raita.

Chicken Pulao

Ingredients to make Chicken Pulao

  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 300 - 350 gms chicken
  • 1 Big potato
  • 1 onion (Sliced)
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 big tomato (sliced)
  • handful of chopped mint and coriander
  • 3 - 4 Green chillis
  • 2 - 3 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 3 Green cardamom
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 1 Cinnamom stick
  • 1 bay leaf

How to make Chicken Pulao

  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, and once hot add all the whole spices and fennel seeds. After a minute add Ginger Garlic paste and the sliced onions and saute till onions becomes soft and translucent.
  2. Throw in the potato chunks and sliced green chillis and saute them as well.
  3. Add washed chicken pieces and saute everything together till the chicken becomes white and opaque.
  4. Then add the sliced tomatoes , mint and coriander and give a mix. Add little turmeric powder and garam masala and salt as needed. Pour 2 cups water and let it come to a boil.
  5. Add rice, give a mix, close and cook for 1 whistle only (as basmati rice cooks really fast).
  6. Let the pressure release on its own. Open the lid and fluff gently with a fork. Squeeze lemon juice and serve hot.

My Tip:

Instead of adding sliced green chillis, you can also grind chillis, ginger, garlic, fennel and cloves to a paste with water and add like I do always with most pulaos. Adding tomatoes are optional. Add water accordingly as chicken also releases water when cooking. This can be just made in a heavy bottomed pot also instead of cooker.

Reviews for Chicken Pulao (4)

Janelavina Krishnalal2 years ago

I tried ur recipe with grinding the fennel seeds green chillies clove n ginger n garlic.. It's become yummy

Tahera Khatri3 years ago

Really nice

Sulochana Shankar4 years ago

Really nice and yummy?

Abhishek Deb4 years ago


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