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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

One Pot Chicken Pulao

For Chicken Pulao :

  • 1/2 kg chicken, cut up
  • 2 1/2 cups long grained basmati rice, soaked
  • 1 onion
  • 2 small tomatoes, diced (1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 2 pods black cardamom
  • 4 pods green cardamom
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 5-6 pepper corns
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala (ground mixed spices)
  • 1/3 cup ghee or cooking oil
  • green chilli pepper and fresh coriander leaves and green chilli peppers

This Is What You Do :

Heat oil in a deep pan with a wide mouth over medium heat. Fry onions till they are brown (not burnt).
Add chicken pieces and fry them. Add ginger-garlic paste,black cardamoms, green cardamoms, cinnamon, peppercorns, cumin seeds, coriander seeds,fennel seeds, salt, garam masala, a few green chillies and yogurt.
Add 1/2 cup water, cover the pan for two minutes.
Add rice and tomatoes, add enough water to immerse rice (1 inch over the surface of rice).Cover the pan and let simmer for almost 10-15 minutes or till the rice are tender and most of the broth has dried up.
Reduce heat to minimum, place a skillet over the heat and the rice pan on the skillet, wrap the lid in kitchen towel and cover the pan tightly.
Leave on ‘dum’for another 5-10 minutes. The rice shall be ready when they are no more starchy.
Garnish with chopped green chilli pepper and coriander leaves. Serve hot with mint raita and fresh salad.
Serves 4

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