Chicken pulao is a quick and delicious one pot aromatic meal.It is different from the elaborate chicken biryani,but equally tasty and great for weekend lunch .Its simplicity in preparation yet delicious taste and flavor makes it a sure winner.
Basmathi rice- 2 cups
Chicken - 1 lb
Yogurt- 3/4 cup
onion- 1/2 medium
tomato puree- 1/2
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2tsp
garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp
Ginger- garlic paste - 1 1/2 tsp
Mint leaves/mint powder - a few/ 1/2 tsp
Cashew nuts- a few
Cinnamon - 1 stick
Star aniseed- 2
Wash rice, drain and keep aside.
Clean and marinate the chicken with chilly powder,turmeric powder, salt garam masala,yogurt and mint leaves and keep aside for half an hour.
Heat oil in a pan and add whole garam masala and fry for a minute followed by cashew nuts,onions and ginger garlic paste till onions are golden brown. Add tomato puree and saute till it is cooked and oil separates. Add in the marinated chicken and half a cup of water cover and cook till the chicken is almost done.Chicken will have gravy at this stage. Add rice on top along with 31/2 cups of hot water. Cook in medium flame till the rice is cooked all the water is absorbed. Gently mix rice and chicken with a fork.Serve warm.
Hope you will all enjoy