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Yummy Chicken Pulao Recipe


  • 1 kg chicken,cut into medium pieces
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 2 medium onions,chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp  mint leaves,chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander to garnish,chopped
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 4 green chillies, thinly sliced
  • 2 pieces cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 4 black cardamoms pods
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • Salt to taste


  • Washing the rice,soak it in water for 30 minutes.
  • Sauting the chillies in ghee,mix the chilies,ginger,garlic and half the cinnamon, cloves and cardamom together.
  • Grind the mixture into a fine paste.
  • Now add the ground spices along with yogurt to the chicken pieces,marinating for about 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oil or ghee.
  • Add the chicken marinade and rest of the spices and half the onions and cook over a low fire until the chicken is tender.
  • Heat the remaining oil and add the remaining cinnamon,cloves and cardamom.
  • After few minutes add rest of the onions and fry until they are golden brown.
  • Now add the rice and fry until it is slightly brown.
  • At this point,add proportionate water,turmeric and salt.
  • Let the rice mixture cook until the rice is half done.
  • Now add the chicken along with the gravy.
  • Do not mix them,add coriander and mint leaves,placing a tight lid.
  • Let the rice simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Garnish with some chopped coriander leaves,cashews and a squeeze of lemon.
  • Yummy Chicken Pulao is ready to serve.
  • Enjoy!
Yummy Chicken Pulao Recipe
Yummy Chicken Pulao Recipe

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