Recipe: Chicken Pulao

CooQ : Recipe: Chicken Pulao

Chicken Pulao

South indian, Mains

326 calories/serving
45 mins
A delicious pilaf dish of chicken and basmati rice cooked with tomatoes, yogurt and basic spices. It is a finger licking party!

Recipe by:

Spice Eats


basmati rice
whole chicken
ginger garlic paste
red chilly powder
coriander powder
cumin powder
turmeric powder
garam masala
cumin seed
bay leaf
cinnamon stick
black cardamom
green cardamom
black peppercorn
star anise
green chilli
dried fenugreek leave
fresh coriander leave
fresh mint leave


1. Wash the 1 cup rice thoroughly, ensuring all the starch washes away. soak it until used for next process.

2. In a bowl add 750 grams chicken, ginger garlic paste (1 tbsp), salt to taste, powdered spices and 1 cup curd, mix well and marinate it for 15 minutes.

3. In a cooker heat 1 tbsp oil, add all the whole spices and sliced onions, cook until onions start to turn brown, add ginger garlic paste and sauté for a minute.

4. Add sliced tomatoes and salt, cook until tomatoes are mushy.

5. Add the marinated chicken, add 3- 4 slited green chilies and 1 tsp kasuri methi and cook on medium flame for 8-10 minutes.

6. Add 1 ½ cup water and the soaked rice, give it a nice stir, add 1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves and 1 tbsp fresh mint leaves. stir once and mix.

7. Pressure cook on medium flame for 1 whistle. switch off the flame and let the cooker depressurize naturally to open the lid.

8. Serve hot with plain curd or raita of your choice.

By Chef Sanjyot Keer
your Food Lab