Chicken Pulao | Indian Rice Recipe | Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana


Watch this video to learn how to make the yummy, melt in the mouth Chicken Pulao



500 grams chicken on bone, cut into pieces
1½ cups Basmati rice, soaked and drained
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
6-8 green chillies, slit
½ tablespoon chopped mint leaves
½ tablespoon chopped fresh coriander leaves
4-6 green cardamoms
6-8 cloves
10-12 black peppercorns
½ cup yogurt
¾ teaspoon red chilli powder
2 tablespoons ghee
1 inch cinnamon
1-2 bay leaves
2 medium onions, sliced


1. Take chicken pieces in a bowl. Add salt, ginger-garlic paste, 3-4 green chillies, chopped mint, chopped coriander, 2-3 green cardamoms, 3-4 cloves, 5-6 peppercorns, yogurt and chilli powder and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 1 hour.
2. Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add remaining cloves, cinnamon, remaining peppercorns, remaining green cardamoms, bay leaves and remaining green chillies, mix and sauté till fragrant.
3. Add onions, mix and sauté till golden. Add the chicken alongwith the marinade, mix well and cook on high heat for 4-5 minutes.
4. Add rice and salt and mix lightly. Add 3 cups water, mix well, cover and cook till the rice and chicken are fully done.
5. Serve hot garnished with a coriander sprig.

Preparation Time: 60-70minutes
Cooking Time:15-20 minutes

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  1. I just made a little modification. I didn't use whole garam masala as I had freshly ground garam masala. I used 2 tea spoons with chicken marination and another 1.5 tea spoon on the rice when boiled and drained. that's it. it tasted out of the world

  2. I had made this particular recipe yesterday for my 3 membered family. and we all loved it. it was perfect, no less than biriyani. and its so healthy. I just needed one tbsp oil and one tbsp ghee. that's it. thank you

  3. this looked great in vid. but turned out really tasteless and had no yellow colour like in the picture. also the chicken didn't cook properly and rice took ages to cook as well. really disappointed.

  4. Hi Jaei (Rani Mukherjee lookalike) ! I like all your recipes and chicken-pulao I cooked copying your this chicken-pulao recipe is the best chicken pulao I have ever cooked! Thanks; My family loved it. PLZ Don't read comments written by haters!


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