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Chicken Pulao

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
green Chilly-3-4
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
Ghee- 1tsp
oil-2 tsp

Cashew nuts- a few
water-3 cups
Cinnamon - 1 stick
cloves- 4-5
Star aniseed- 2
cardamon- 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.

Try this...
Hope  you will all enjoy


  1. You are expert in nonveg cooking. looks delicious.

  2. You made me virtually stare at that bowl there ! Such a classic look and the mild golden color make it appetising more,authentic more..Btw,that 'takkolam' makes it cute too !!
    Slurp !

  3. Yummilicious chicken pulao, i always prefer to cook pulavs than biriyani as it takes less time :)

  4. OMG,it looks gorgeous and delicious...

  5. Suja, If this were not chicken, I would be at your house right now - I am sure this will be a chicken lovers feast!

  6. Chicken pulao looks spicy and tempting dear...


  7. Chicken pulao looks tempting and delicious..

  8. Droooooolz. I want to grab that bowl and have it for lunch. Looks Delish


  9. First time here...Chiken pulao looks super delicious and tempting...

    Glad to follow you.

  10. Wat a fabulous feast, pulao looks wonderful and truly inviting...

  11. You tempted me with those gorgeous pictures.. I'm going to make it for dinner tonight... Fab!!

  12. Looks so tempting Suja..What a great meal for the chicken lovers, like me :-)

  13. Pulao with chicken sounds like a interesting idea...sounds and looks yumm

  14. Chiken pulao looks yummy and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

  15. Delicious one pot meal, love your click too....

  16. ayyo ithu kandittu kothi akunne superbb

  17. wow very tempting pulav,luks amazing...

  18. Wow, this a simple and lovely one pot pulav, I make the same!

  19. Looks so yummy , ur clicks are surely making me hungry:)

  20. yummy..i love them wth bonned chicken.
    Pls accept an award from my blog.

  21. So yummy and delicious!!

    First time here u have wonderful space and nice dishes !!! Glad to follow u !!

  22. Wow, very nice. Feeling hungry now.

  23. The pulao looks mouthwateringly delicious, ah! The pictures are lovely and tempting!!

  24. Thanks for this easy recipe...Got to try out soon..
    Plz do collect the award waiting for u in my awards page

  25. this looks awesome, really i love it:)

  26. tempting chicken pulav...Awsome clicks

  27. one of my fav's ..looks so perfect n yumm!!

  28. Thanks all for the sweet comments:)

  29. wah wah, you shd've posted this before the thalassery biriyani ;P
    flagging it and reads delicious and easier to make!

  30. Ente fav annu ethu..Easy and delicious pulav..Adipoli click!

  31. Delicious one pot meal..I am going to try this


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