Chicken Pulao

Chicken pulao is a rice and chicken preparation similar to that of chicken biriyani. It's a quick and easy one pot meal to surprise your guests. Here i used to pressure cooks it; if you want to cook it in normal pot way; do it like that and try to use a non-stick pan.
Ingredients:
  1. Chicken- ½ kg
  2. Oil - 3tbsp
  3. Onion thinly sliced-2
  4. Tomato thinly sliced-1
  5. Ginger, garlic, green chilly paste- 2tbsp
  6. Curd-2tbsp
  7. Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  8. Chilly powder-1tsp
  9. Pepper powder-1tsp
  10. Coriander powder-1tsp
  11. Garam masala-1tsp
  12. Mint leaves chopped-2tbsp
  13. Coriander leaves-2tbsp
  14. Lemon juice-2tsp
  15. Basmati rice/ jeera rice -1 ½ cup
  16. Boiling water-3 ¾ cup
  17. Cinnamon stick-2(one inch size)
  18. Cloves-4
  19. Bay leaves-2
  20. Cardamom pods-3
  21. Salt-to taste
  22. Fried onions-to garnish
  23. Fried cashews-to garnish
  24. Fried raisins-to garnish
Preparation:
  • Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes.
  • Clean and cut the chicken pieces;Keep it aside.
  • In a pressure cooker heat oil and add whole garam masala pieces.
  • Add cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf and cloves.
  • Add onion in to it and sauté until golden brown in color.
  • Add ginger, garlic, green chilly paste in to it.
  • When the raw smell goes off; add all the powders one by one mixing well after each addition.
  • Add curd in to it and mix well.
  • Add chopped tomatoes in to it.
  • When the tomatoes are sauted and mashed well add chicken pieces, coriander leaves, mint leaves and salt.
  • Cover the lid and cook about 15-20 minutes (or until the chicken gets cooked by its ¾ th) in a low-medium flame (open the lid often and stir the chicken).
  • After that add drained rice along with 3 cup of boiling water, lemon juice and enough salt in to the chicken masala.
  • Pressure cooks it for one whistle on medium–low flame.
  • Open the lid only after the pressure releases completely by itself (after 15-20 minutes).
  • Then only all the moisture from rice gets absorbed and you will get a nice pearl like rice.
  • Give a gentle mix.
  • Sprinkle fried onions, cashew nut, raisins, coriander and mint leaves on top.
  • Serve it hot along with raitha and pickle.
Chicken Pulao Chicken Pulao Reviewed by Fejna Em on 02:56 Rating: 5

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