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...


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- 1 cups

For Marinating:
Chicken-1/2 kg
Curd / Yogurt-1 cup
Chilli powder-2 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli – 1 tblspn
Cumin Powder / Jeera podi-1 tsp
Garam masala powder-2 tsp


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.

Take all your ingrediants
Take yogurt 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

You can serve with a lovely salad


I also made chicken nuggets that day


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

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

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

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

  5. Mouthwatering here, super delicious and flavourful chicken pulao.

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

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


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

  8. Superb delicious rice and your pics are awesome!

  9. Lucen realmente exquisitos y bellos,hugs,hugs.

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

  11. Delicious chicken pulav,mouthwatering presentation.

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

  13. Yummilious!!! Made it three times and the dish was a hit all three times!!!

  14. Thanks for the recipee..loved the pulao

  15. Thanks for the recipee..loved the pulao


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