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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Delicious Step by Step Home Made Chicken Pulav Recipe

Chicken pulav for all the carnivorous out there!

This recipe may look like a chinese fried rice but it is completely different in taste. It's delicious recipe with different whole spices & flavors. It doesn't taste like chicken biryani as it is less spicy and easy to make.

This is a popular dish in my family that is prepared frequently as it is super easy compared to Biryani! I have learnt this recipe from various cooking YouTube channels and tried to make it as simple as possible. I have mixed and matched the recipe to extract the taste and flavors, which I experienced in chicken pulav served in the restaurants over here. My version of chicken pulav consists of mint aroma and extra punch of green chilies as we enjoy spice in our food. You can add red chili powder if green chilies aren’t available in your kitchen.

If you too love rice dishes like we do - this one surely needs to be made once. It is a unique rice recipe as it is cooked only in chicken stock but you can exclude stock if you wish to and replace it with vegetable stock. So you can understand how healthy this delicious one pot meal is.

Chicken Pulav/ Chicken Pulao

Chicken Pulav Recipe by
Chicken Pulav with Minced Keema Kebab

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hours, 20 minutes
Serves: 2-3 persons

7-8 Chicken pieces 
2 cup washed and strained Basmati rice
1/2 cup Cooking oil
1 small thinly sliced Onion
1 medium size peeled and chopped potato
1/2 cup roughly chopped onion for chicken stock
1 small size roughly chopped tomato
1/2 cup whisk yogurt
2 tablespoon garlic paste
2 tablespoon ginger paste
3-4 cups of water
1 bay leaf or tej patta
2 cinnamon sticks or dal chini
2 black cardamom pods 
2 green cardamom 
1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorn
1/2 teaspoon clove
1 small size star anise
Pinch of nutmeg powder
Pinch of garam masala powder
3-4 tablespoons green chilies paste, depends on how spicy you prefer.
2 tablespoon of coriander or cilantro leaves paste
1 tablespoon of roughly chopped cilantro or coriander leaves
Salt to taste

Step 1:
Wash rice for about 4-5 times and soak them in water for at least half hour before pulav preparation.

Step 2:
  • In a pan, add 3 cups of water, chicken pieces, peeled & chopped potato, 1/2 cup roughly chopped onion, 1 tablespoon garlic paste, 1 tablespoon ginger paste, 1 bay leaf or tej patta, 2 cinnamon sticks or dal chini, 2 black cardamom pods, 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorn, 1/2 teaspoon clove, 1 small star anise, Pinch of nutmeg powder & salt to taste.
  • Boil for 10-20 minutes on a medium flame until the chicken gets tender.
  • Strain chicken soup or yakhni in a bowl as we will be using it later and keep chicken pieces aside on a plate.
  • In a pan, heat half cup of cooking oil (you can use less oil), add thinly sliced onions and fry them until it changes color to golden brown.
  • Now add roughly chopped tomatoes & a pinch of salt, add half cumin seeds or zeera, 1 tablespoon of ginger paste, 1 tablespoon of garlic paste, 4 tablespoon of green chilies paste, 2 tablespoon of coriander or cilantro leaves paste. Stir fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add whisk yogurt, 2 green cardamom & cook until tomatoes get tender.
  • Add chicken pieces and mix everything properly. Simmer it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add yakhni or chicken soup & stir well. Add washed and soaked rice, pinch of garam masala, salt to taste & stir. Add chopped coriander leaves & close the pot. Cook under low heat for 15 minutes until rice is done.
  • Serve hot with salads. We enjoy our final pulav to be served with minced keema kebabs and yogurt raita.
Chicken stock or soup is the most important element for preparing chicken pulav so don't skip this step while making chicken pulav. It's quick, easy & healthy non-veg rice dish.

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