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Ingredients for Chicken Pulao:

– Chicken, big pieces with bones – 500 gms

For marination:
– Salt- 1 tsp
– Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
– Lime juice- 1 tsp

– Rice- 2 cups (around 400 gms)
– Onion, sliced- 2 medium
– Fried onions (birista)- 1 medium
– Tomato, sliced- 1 medium
– Mint leaves- 15-20 leaves

For the green paste:
– Ginger, chopped- 1 inch
– Garlic- 5 cloves
– Coriander leaves- 1/2 cup
– Green chillies, cut into pieces- 5

Whole spices:
– Shahjeera- 1/2 tsp
– Bay leaves- 2

Other ingredients:
– Coriander powder- 1 tsp
– Garam Masala powder- 1.25 tsp (Link to our Garam Masala Recipe:
– Refined oil- 3 tbsp
– Salt- 1.5 tsp


– Clean and wash the chicken pieces. Marinate it with the items indicated. Set aside for around 30 mins.
– Prepare a coarse paste with the items indicated for the green paste. Set aside.
– Wash and soak the rice for 30 mins.


– Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan and add the Shahjeera & Bay leaves.
– Once it splutters, add the sliced onions and fry on medium heat for 7-8 mins till the onion starts becoming brown.
– Add the sliced tomato and a pinch of salt and fry on medium to low heat for 3-4 mins till soft.
– Now add the marinated chicken and fry on high heat for 4-5 mins.
– Add the green masala paste, coriander powder and Garam masala powder
– Fry on medium heat for 4-5 mins by adding a splash of water.
– Add the mint leaves and continue to fry it for another 3 mins on low heat.
– Add the soaked & drained rice and mix & fry for around 2 mins.
– Now add 3 cups water (or 4 cups/double the water based on the type of rice used).
– Give a mix and add 1.25 tsp salt. Bring it to boil, cover & cook on low heat for 15-20 mins giving a mix once after 5 mins.
– Sprinkle the fried onions on top and allow to rest for 30 mins before serving.

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