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Nov 27, 2011

Chicken Pilaf / Chicken Pulav


This is one of the simplest rice preparation you could ever make...It just needs only 30 or so minutes to cook. The only thing which takes time is marinating the chicken. Other than that everything is so simple..




This pilaf has lots of flavour packed in one..I actually made it couple of weeks before and everyone in my family loved it..You could make it spicy or milder as per your wish. If you are a vegetarian you could make it with paneer, tofu or cauliflower...




I hope you will love it and let me know what you think..I am giving you step by step recipe with pictures.Check it out...



Ingrediants:



Basmati Rice-1 cup / 250 gms

Onion-2 sliced thinly

Ginger Garlic Paste-1 tblspn

Cashews-2 tblspn

Raisans-2 tblspn

Mint leaves- a handful

Coriander Leaves / Cilantro – a handful

Cinnamon / Pattai-1 inch stick

Cardamom / Yelakai-4

Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp

Salt to taste

Ghee-3 tblspn

Water as needed

Water-2 cups / 500 ml



For Marinating:

Chicken-1/2 kg

Curd / Yoghurt-1 cup

Chilli powder-2 tsp

Coriander Powder / Malli – 1 tblspn

Cumin Powder / Jeera podi-1 tsp

Garam masala powder-2 tsp



Method:



Marinate the chicken in the given list for 1-2 hours, overnight is fine. Wash your basmati rice well and soak it for 30 mins. Drain this and Set this aside.



Now heat ghee in a heavy bottom vessel, I used my pressure cooker base. Add in cinnamon, cardamom, cumin seeds, cashews, raisins and mix well.



Add in onions and cook till they turn golden. Now add in ginger garlic paste and mix well.Add in salt as well.



Pour in the marinated chicken mixture and mix well.Add in chopped coriander and mint leaves and mix well.



Now add in the rice and mix well. Pour in 2 cups of water and bring it to boil.Cover it with a tight fitting lid and simmer for 15-20 mins untill the rice have absorbed all water.



Switch off the flame and leave it aside for 10 mins, then fluff it with a fork and serve hot with raita.


Pictorial:
Take all your ingrediants
Take yoghurt in a bowl

add all spices

add chicken

and marinate it
chop up your herbs
soak your rice
heat ghee in a pan

add whole garam masala

add cashews and raisans

add onions
saute for a while

add ginger garlic paste

add in chicken

mix well

add herbs
cook it a bit

add drained rice

and mix well

pour in water

season with salt

bring it to a boil

cover and simmer

till rice is cooked

Serve
You can serve with a lovely salad

YUM



I also made chicken nuggets that day


17 comments:

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

omgoodnesss....extremely delicious n tempting aarthi..:P
Tasty Appetite

Srivalli said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very good aarthi..you have patience to do all the posts with step by step..:)

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...feel like having it now....superb

Rous said... Best Blogger Tips

¡Fantástico, la mar de apetecible! Ahora mismo me comía un plato encantada. Besos.

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouthwatering here, super delicious and flavourful chicken pulao.

Federica said... Best Blogger Tips

fantastico questo piatto!baci!

Manju said... Best Blogger Tips

Your pulao looks so yummmm....I can almost taste it :)

Do visit my blog if you like some fish biriyani :)

Regards,
Manju
Http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com

Amina Khaleel said... Best Blogger Tips

wow... looks extremely delicious.. mouth watering..

Daksha said... Best Blogger Tips

Superb delicious rice and your pics are awesome!
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Rosita Vargas said... Best Blogger Tips

Lucen realmente exquisitos y bellos,hugs,hugs.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Best Blogger Tips

No comment..just pass me the plate:0

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Superb job Aarthi..Came out perfect..Truly yummy Pilaf.

hemalata said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious chicken pulav,mouthwatering presentation.

veena krishnakumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks good!!!!

Cool Lassi(e) said... Best Blogger Tips

Great looking pulao!

Vardhini said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice one.


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Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I prepared this dish for my hubby n he luved it:) thanx a tonn dear for sharin this luvly recipe :)