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Chicken Yakhni Pulao Recipe

A flavourful chicken pulao which is packed with aroma and is so delicious with some raita and salna. Taste so delicious.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
to 8 servings
Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Aarthi
Author: Aarthi

Ingredients

FOR COOKING CHICKEN:

  • Chicken - 1 kg with bones
  • Water - 5 cups
  • Shahi Jeera - 2 tsp
  • Cardamom / Yelakai - 5
  • Cloves / Krambu - 5
  • Bay Leaf - 1
  • Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 stick
  • Star Anise - 1
  • Salt to taste
  • Garam Masala Powder - 2 tsp

FOR BIRYANI:

  • Oil - 1/2 cup
  • Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1/2 tsp
  • Cardamom/ Yelakai - 4
  • Cloves / Krambu - 4
  • Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 stick
  • Mace - 2 piece
  • Kalpassi - 1 piece
  • Onion - 2 large sliced thinly
  • Curd / Yogurt - 1/2 cup
  • Green Chilli - 5 to 6
  • Ginger Garlic paste - 2 tblsp
  • Basmati Rice- 3 cups
  • Chicken Stock - 4.5 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Kewra Water - 1/2 tsp

Instructions

  • Soak basmati rice for 30 mins.
  • Take chicken and all spices in a large pot. Boil for 20 mins. Strain it and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pot. Add in whole spices and let them fry.
  • Add in onions and chillies and fry till golden.
  • Add in ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell leaves.
  • Add in curd and mix well.
  • Add in chicken and toss well.
  • Add in rice and mix well.
  • Add chicken stock and salt. Mix well.
  • Bring it to a boil. Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 mins.
  • Turn off the heat and let it stand for 10 mins.
  • Fork through the rice and serve.
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