Pomegranate Chicken Pulao
Chicken pulao is my go- to quick one pot meal. I make it when ever on those lazy days or no mood of elaborate cooking,but still want a nice lunch or dinner. Chicken pulao is aromatic and tasty rice dish and you can experiment with ingredients and flavors.Recently I have been trying some Persian meat recipes which use pomegranate molasses and believe me it has a magical touch.The flavor is unique and exotic taste with sweetness and tart . Try this you will surely love it.
Basmathi rice- 2 cups
Chicken - 1 lb
Pomegranate molasses- 3-4 tbs
Green peas- 1 cup
Tomato puree- 1/2 cup
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Ginger- garlic paste - 1 1/2 tsp
Whole spices-cinnamon - 1 stick,cloves- 4-5,Star aniseed- 2,cardamon- 2
Mint leaves a few
salt to taste
Cashew nuts- a few
Pomegranate seeds- for garnish
Wash rice, drain and keep aside.Clean and marinate the chicken with chilly powder,turmeric powder, salt ,pomegranate molasses 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 and saute till onions are golden brown.
Add tomato puree and saute till it is cooked and oil separates. Add in the marinated chicken and allow it to fry in the oil for four to five minutes. Let the chicken cook it its own water till it is almost cooked.
When the chicken gravy reduces and thickens we can add the rice. Layer the rice and green peas on top of the chicken and add four cups of water. Cook in medium flame till the rice is cooked all the water is absorbed. Gently mix rice and chicken with a fork.Garnish with pomegranate seeds and serve warm.
Hope you will all enjoy!