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Chicken Pulao (Chicken Pilaf)

Chicken Pulao (Chicken Pilaf)
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time

20 - 25 Mins

4 - 5
Pulao is a dish originating from the East, consisting of rice flavoured with spices and cooked in stock. Due to the vast spread of the dish its found in variations like meat, prawn, fish and vegetables pulao are also found.
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  • Chicken 1 kg
  • Oil ½ cup
  • Onions 2 (large, sliced)
  • Yogurt ¼ cup
  • Rice 1 kg (soaked)
  • Almonds few (sliced and fried)
  • Bay leaves 2
  • Cinnamon 1" piece
  • Cloves 5
  • Cardamom 2 - 3
  • Black peppercorn 10 - 12
  • Ginger paste 1 tbsp
  • Garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • Red chili powder 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds powder 2 tsp
  • Cumin seed powder 1 tsp
  • Turmeric ¼ tsp
  • Saffron ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste

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Cooking Directions

  1. Heat the oil and fry onions till golden brown.

  2. Add whole spices fry for few minutes then add powdered spices taking care not to burn.

  3. Now add ginger garlic paste along with chicken.

  4. Put beaten yogurt and fry chicken till water dries.

  5. Add soaked rice with 2 cups of hot water and salt to taste.

  6. Cook on low heat with the lid on until the rice is cooked.

  7. Dissolve saffron in 2 tbsp water and pour over the pulao.

  8. To serve, place the rice in a large serving dish or platter. Place the chicken pieces on top.

  9. Garnish fried almonds and serve with raita.

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  1. tamam zabardast directions hv been explained

    on Apr 22 2013 2:49PM Report Abuse GHLM YSN LSHRI

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