Chicken Pulao

A Colorful and flavorful One pot meal , this yellow chicken Pulao is  our favorite quick fix for a weekday dinner. It's really easy to make and doesn't require all those layering and  baking we do for making Biryani.It makes an excellent substitute for biryani on a busy day.
Ingredients:-
Chicken - 3 bone in thighs cut into small pieces.
Garam masala - 3/4 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Crushed pepper - 1/2 tsp
Yogurt - 4 tsp
Basmati rice- 2 cups
Onion  thinly sliced - 1/2 cup + 1/2 cup for frying
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Bay leaves - 2
Cloves -  2
Cardamom - 3
Salt to taste
Mint leaves
Butter/Ghee
Method:-
Wash and soak the basmati rice for 20 minutes and drain.
Marinate the chicken pieces with garam masala , ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, turmeric powder and crushed pepper for 30 minutes.
Heat butter or ghee in a heavy bottomed cooking vessel and fry 1/2 cup onions till golden brown and drain on kitchen towels(if you are using raisins and cashew nuts fry it now and set aside).
Now add bay leaves, cloves and cardamom and fry it for a minute . 
Then add sliced onions and saute till it is soft. 
Add the marinated chicken pieces and fry it 8-10 minutes, till it starts to turn brown.
Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder,1/2 tsp garam masala, chopped mint leaves and 4tsp yogurt.
Combine it well and add 2 cups rice and fry it again for a minute or two.
Add 4 1/4 cup of warm water and salt to taste , cook it covered on medium flame for 15 minutes or till it is done.Switch off the heat and let it stand covered for 5 minutes. 
Garnish it with fried onions, cashew and raisins.
Fluff it with a fork and serve warm
Cheers
Sarah  

54 comments:

Happy Cook said...

Beautiful picture and a perfect comforting meal. Drool.

An Open Book said...

That sure does look easy

Kairali sisters said...

Love one pot meals...Beautiful and drooling here Sarah...

Laya said...

Well done sarah,
This pulav is very colourful and easy to make.very good pictures.






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi Sarah,

wow...yummy chicken pulao...love the colour...as usual lovely presentation...

Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com
www.lovelypriyanka.blogspot.com
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Nandini said...

Nice pulao! Very delish!

Nandini's Food Page

Fathima said...

Perfect Pulao... sherikum oru professional touch undu!!!

~Lisa~ said...

My son would love this and so would I. I recently found brown basamati rice and boy was I excited. Your photos are fantastic and your recipes are enticing.

Rumana Rawat said...

Lovely pulao. looks very very tempting:)

Suja Sugathan said...

Wow drooling here..looks so perfect,tried once but ended up as a total mess..will try your version soon

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice recipe and very beautifully presented sarah, looks so yum and mouthwatering..

Foodie Ann said...

Loved the click and the preparation Sarah :)

Angie's Recipes said...

Beautiful picture and a very delicious-looking rice dish!

Manu said...

valare nannayirikunu
Ashamsakal

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi sarah

Pulao looks so tempting and mouthwatering. Loved the final outcome.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

kothiyavunu.com said...

so delicious.. I love your first click.. very inviting and a nice.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Perfect and delicious dish, great click as usual...

aipi said...

Delicious n gorgeous Pulao!

US Masala

aipi said...

Delicious n gorgeous Pulao!

US Masala

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Looks Delicious and yummy. Loved the neat presentation and as always the pics too !!

Nostalgia said...

This sure looks like a quick fix and tasty at that too.

Silence Sings said...

Simple and superb....I too make short cut biryanies lil bit different way..will keep in mind your recipe....and yea..waiting for your mail..:)

Nikki said...

yum,,the perfect one,,,it looks yum,,and as always,,love your photos.They make me hungry.
Nikki.
http://titilating-tastebuds.blogspot.com/

Sayantani said...

my husband likes chicken pulao but I could never manage to get it so dry. will try your excellent method next time.

meeso said...

Nice rice... love the chicken and flavors :)

Krishnaveni said...

super delicious recipe, yum yum

Priya said...

Wat a gorgeous looking delicious chicken pulao..

Vrinda said...

Very colorful n pretty pulav...

Suman Singh said...

Love this kind of one pot meal and that looks delicious! lovely pics too!

women-wisdom.com said...

Its so tantalizing to have one pot. Superb click.

Gulmohar said...

Yummy pic and wonderful rice :-) kidilan aayittundeda..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Yummy! Love it...

Biren said...

Delicious rice dish and beautiful pictures as always!

shevon said...

wow, That looks good!

jais said...

hm vayil ninnum vellam varunnundu ketto

Gouri Guha said...

the pulao has the inviting look...nice pics...

nandini said...

Gorgeous!. The pleasant yellow and all the flavours used surely sounds like one swell chicken pulao.. Would certainly try it!.

Radhika said...

Feel like grabbing that bowl right away. I could have them for my lunch.

Nitha said...

adipoli aayittunde... Easy and delicious..

Ananda Rajashekar said...

beautiful and tasty Pulao...i usually add yogurt as marinate but lemon seems like a great easy idea :)

Rookie Qookie said...

Kalakki :)

Reshmi
RookieQookie.com

n33ma said...

biryani looks yummy.I truly love ur pics I think u have a great sense of color coordination and it shows in ur pics.

n33ma said...

biryani looks yummy.I truly love ur pics I think u have a great sense of color coordination and it shows in ur pics.

Yummy Team said...

Enthaa picture!! Great looking pulav, Sarah..Bookmarked!!

AshKuku said...

My heart just goes, Hm.....hm....hm..... over this prep..... Craving, craving, craving..... Awesome prep..... I envy u, but still thnaking u for sharing it...... ;)

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Yummy pulav.Looks really great.

Pushpa said...

Delicious...Beautiful pictures as usual....

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

5 Star Foodie said...

This sounds so delish, love the fried onions on top!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Am hearing chicken pulav for the first time...looks and sounds tempting

lissie said...

quick and easy one-pot meal! mouthwatering chicken pulao...!!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

What a delicious Chicken Pulao! Really, am inviting myself for ur dish!! :D

coolblogger said...

lovely dish. cant wait to try out.
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Rookie Qookie said...

Have bookmarked this :)

Rachna said...

I tried this recipe. It was the first time i made chicken pulao and it was a great hit. Easy to make and delicious.

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