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Chicken Pulao

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Chicken Pulao is an easy rice recipe made in unique Hyderabadi style. The dish is relished as main course across India and especially in Hyderabad.

 How to make Chicken Pulao ?How to cook Chicken Pulao ?Learn the recipe Chicken Pulao by vahchef.For all recipes visit

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How to make Chicken Pulao

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Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
25 mins
Total time
35 mins
Chicken Pulao
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Chicken
Servings : 6 persons
Published date : November 21, 2016

Ingredients used in Chicken Pulao
• Tomatoes - 2 cup.
• Turmeric powder/pisi haldi - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Red chilli powder/pisi lal mirch - 1 tea spoon.
• Green chillies/hari mirch - 3 numbers.
• Cinnamon sticks/dal cheeni - 3 numbers.
• Longs) - 1 tea spoon.
• Whole cumin seeds/saabut sufaid zeera - 1 tea spoon.
• Small cardamoms/choti ilaichi - 8 numbers.
• Onion (chopped) - 1 large.
• Ginger paste/pisi adrak - 1 tea spoon.
• Garlic paste/pisa lehsan - 1 tea spoon.
• Plain yogurt - 2 cup.
• Chicken - 2000 grams.
• Fresh mint leaves/podina - 1 cup.
• Fresh coriander/cilantro leaves/hara dhania - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Long grain rice or basmati rice - 2 cup.
• Clarified butter (ghee) or cooking oil - 2 cup.
• Hot water - 2 cup.
  • Heat oil in a heavy and large pot. when the oil is hot add onions and whole spices. Stir-fry for a few minutes, add ginger and garlic paste. Reduce heat and add powdered spices, taking care not to burn.
  • Add chopped tomatoes or tomato puree. When well mixed add yogurt and stir well.
  • Add chicken pieces and the mint leaves and stir well so the yogurt masala coats the chicken well. Cook for 30 to 40 minutes on medium heat till the chicken is cooked. (test by piercing a skewer on the chicken meat, if juices run clear, then the chicken is cooked.)
  • Now spoon about 2 tablespoons of fat/oil from the cooked chicken mixture into another pot.
  • Add 2 cups of the rice and salt to taste. Stir until the oil is coated around the grains of rice.
  • Add half the chopped coriander leaves and one cup of gravy from the chicken mixture and two cups of hot water. Cook on slow heat with the lid on until the rice is cooked. Add a little hot water if the rice is not yet cooked.
  • To serve, place the rice in a large tray or platter. Spoon the chicken mixture on top. Sprinkle with the remaining coriander leaves, Fried nuts (cashew or almonds) and sultanas may be added.

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