Zafrani Chicken Pulao Recipe - Saffron Chicken Pulav Recipe with step wise pictures. This is a delicious zafrani chicken pulao which is super easy to make and taste amazing. It is great for any parties.
Pulao or biryani comes handy when coming to lunch box recipes. This recipe goes perfect with some raita, i served it with onion raita. You can enjoy with any raita of choice. You will need a handful of ingredients to make this pulao and it comes together in less than 40 mins.
About Zafrani Pulao Recipe
Pulao is a rice or wheat dish that is cooked in stock or broth, with spices and other ingredients such as vegetables or meat, and using some technique to achieve cooked grains that do not adhere to each other.
Ingredients for Zafrani Chicken Pulao Recipe
Basmati rice is a long, slender-grained aromatic rice that has traditionally been grown in India, Nepal, and Pakistan. White basmati rice contains more calories and carbohydrates than regular white rice. It also contains slightly more protein, but the difference is insignificant. Furthermore, both types of grains are highly processed
and, due to their low fibre content, may cause blood sugar spikes.
Ginger Garlic Paste
Ginger garlic paste is a staple in many Indian dishes, ranging from curries to biryanis and everything in between. It adds delectable, savoury notes as well as a heavenly aroma that is unique to Indian cuisine.
Zafrani Pulao Recipe | Zafrani Chicken Pulao Recipe
- Basmati Rice - 2 cups
- Chicken - 1 kg
- Yogurt - 1 cup
- Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tblsp + 2 tblps
- Salt to taste
- Oil - ½ cup
- Cardamom - 10
- Cloves / Krambu - 5
- Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 piece
- Star anise - 1
- Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
- Onion - 3 large sliced thinly
- Green Chillies - 10
- Mint Leaves - ½ cup chopped
- Coriander Leaves - ½ cup chopped
- Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
- Water - 3 cups
- Saffron a pinch
- Warm Milk - 4 tblsp
- Rose Essence few drops
- Kewra essence few drops
- Ghee - 4 tblsp
- Cashews - 10
- Kishmish - 2 tblsp
- Soak basmati rice for 30 mins. Set aside.
- Mix chicken with yogurt, salt and ginger garlic paste. Set aside.
- Soak saffron in warm milk and set aside.
- Heat oil in a large pot. Add spices.
- Add in onions and chillies and cook till golden brown.
- Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.
- Add in chicken and stir fry for 8 to 10 mins.
- Add in mint and coriander leaves and mix well.
- Add in rice and mix well.
- Add water, salt, garam masala powder and cook till most of the water is gone.
- Now add in saffron milk. Fry nuts and kishmish in ghee and pour that over rice. Add kewra and rose essence.
- Cover this and cook on low heat as possible for 5 mins.
- Turn off the heat and let it stand for 10 mins.
- Fluff up the rice and serve.
Zafrani Chicken Pulao Recipe Step by Step Pictures
1)Take chicken in a bowl
2)Add in ginger garlic paste
3)Add in salt
4)Add in yogurt
6)Take warm milk in a bowl
7)Add in saffron
8)Mix well and leave to sit for 30 mins
9)Heat ghee in a pot
10)Add in whole spices
11)Add in onions and green chillies
12)Saute till golden
13)Cook till golden
14)Add in chicken
16)Add in coriander and mint leaves
18)Add in soaked rice
20)Add in water
21)Add in salt
22)Add in garam masala powder
24)Cover and cook
25)Cook till most of the water is gone
26)Now saffron is soaked
27)Add it in
28)Now it is spread
29)Cover and cook on lowest heat possible
30)Heat ghee in a pan
31)Add in cashews
32)Add in kishmish
33)Fry till golden
34)Pour some kewra extract and rose essence all over rice
35)Pour the fried nuts in
26)Now it is done
27)Cover and cook
29)Fluff the rice
Frequently Asked Questions
What is difference between biryani and pulao?
Biryani is prepared using the draining method of cooking, which entails par-boiling the rice in water, then draining, drying, and layering it. Pulao is made using the absorption method, which means that the rice and vegetables absorb all of the water or stock.
Does pilau rice contain saffron?
Saffron rice is a seasoned Indian rice pilaf with saffron, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, orange zest, pistachios, and almonds. Also known as parsi pulao.
Does saffron add flavor to food?
Saffron is most commonly used to enhance the flavour of dishes by adding a distinct yet subtle flavor.
Which state is famous for pulao?
Kashmiri Pulao is a hearty Pulao recipe from the lovely state of Kashmir (India). Cooked rice is tossed with nuts/dry fruits and fresh fruits in this flavorful rice preparation. For flavour and colour, the dish is also infused with saffron milk. Kashmir is well-known for its natural beauty.
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