Thursday, December 15, 2011

Chicken Pulao

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1 cup basmati rice
1 large ripe tomato chopped
1 large onion sliced lengthwise(about 2 cups)
1 1/2 cups chicken with bones/5 small drumsticks skin removed
5 hot green chillies chopped
1 tbsp chopped ginger
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

4 tbsp oil
Mint leaves a fistful
2 tbsp cilantro leaves chopped
Salt to taste

Coarse Wet Paste
Mint Leaves - a fistful-5 sprigs
Cilantro - a fistful-10 sprigs
10 whole green cardamoms
5 hot green chillies

10 cloves
3 small cinnamon sticks
1 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 cup water

Cook 1 cup basmati rice in a vessel,when semi cooked,drain all the water(just like pasta) and set aside.Meanwhile heat oil in a pressure pan add cumin seeds,onions and salt when the onions turn translucent add ginger,garlic and saute for a min then add the chopped tomatoes,turmeric powder and stir cook till the tomatoes are mushed,add the mint leaves and stir for a min then add the wet paste and cook for another 2-3 mins,add chicken saute for 2 mins then add 1/2 cup water and cook the chicken for about 3 mins.Add the semi cooked rice,roughly 3/4th cup water and gently stir to blend well.Close the lid and pressure cook on medium low heat for about 10mins.When the heat cools off remove the lid and transfer the biryani to a serving bowl, add juice from half a fresh lemon(or serve with lemon wedges) and chopped cilantro leaves and gently stir to blend well.Enjoy with potato chips and yogurt.

Sending this to the event Christmas Delicacy


Aarthi said...

very flavourful pulav

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Pulao looks simply delicious. Easy to prepare as well

Hamaree Rasoi

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious pulao..yummm...lovely click..

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious combination of flavours

Christy Gerald said...

Yumm Chicken Pulao Dear.Luv the Colour.Pefectly fabulous

Priya said...

Slurp,mouthwatering pulao,seriously makes me hungry..

Prathima Rao said...

Looks so flavorful & inviting!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Umm Mymoonah said...

I love this aromatic pulav, my tummy started rumbling after seeing this.

Suja said...

Flavorful and tempting chicken pulao..yum

Julie said...

Love the flavorful pula,yummy!!
You can link this to my event

Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)
Erivum Puliyum

Cham said...

I don't know why i thought u were a vegetarian :) The pulao looks tasty - I should try this one!

Rumana Rawat said...

Yummy looking dish:)

Julie said...

You have an award at my space,please collect it dear!!
Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)
Erivum Puliyum

marissa said...

interesting dish similar to what we have here in trinidad ours is called chicken pelau except that we burn sugar in oil an then add chicken rice an vegetables with coconut milk :)

Urmi said...

Chicken pulav looks spicy, yummy and fabulous.

Sushma Mallya said...

looks so tasty, nice and different version with green masala..

Swathi said...

Delicious pulao Pushpa. awesome perfect.

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