Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Chicken Pulao !

When you want something subtle and comforting than the spicy and masalas filled biriyani then this Pulao is perfect. With all the flavours of Chicken and with a soft bite of potato this pulao goes well with a spicy Chicken Gravy or any gravy. Its quick and simple and can be made in cooker or just one pot.
If you are a Chicken lover, then do check out my other Biriyani and Chicken recipes HERE

  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 300 - 350 gms Chicken
  • 1 big potato
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 big tomato (sliced)
  • handful of chopped mint and coriander
  • 3 - 4 Green chillis
  • 2 - 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 3 Green Cardamom
  • 1 Black Cardamom
  • 3-4 CLoves
  • 1 Cinnamom stick
  • 1 Bay leaf


  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, and once hot add all the whole spices and fennel seeds.
  • After a minute add Ginger Garlic paste and the sliced onions and saute till onions becomes soft and translucent.
  • Throw in the potato chunks  and sliced green chillis and saute them as well.

  • Add washed chicken pieces and saute everything together till the chiken becomes white and opaque.
  • Then add the sliced tomatoes , mint and coriander and give a mix.
  • Add little turmeric powder and garam masala and salt as needed.
  • Pour 2 cups water and let it come to a boil.

  • Add rice, give a mix, close and cook for 1 whistle only (as basmati rice cooks really fast).
  • Let the pressure release on its own.
  • Open the lid and fluff gently with a fork. Squeeze lemon juice and serve hot. 

  • The spiciness comes only from the green chillis and no chilli powder or coriander powder, or any biriyani masala added in this. This is a simple and mild pulao.
  • Instead of adding sliced green chillis, can also grind chillis, ginger, garlic, fennel and cloves to a paste with water and add like I do always with most pulaos.
  • Adding tomatoes are optional.
  • Add water accordingly as chicken also releases water when cooking.
  • If you are interested in more Non vegetarian and Chicken recipes do refer HERE

With Love,

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