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Chicken Pulav

Updated on August 3, 2015

Meat cooked in a variety of spices

3.4 stars from 5 ratings of Pulav

Chicken Pulav

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: 2


  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 2 medium sized onions
  • 6 green chilli
  • 1 and a half spoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 and a half spoon plain yogurt
  • 1/2 slice lemon
  • whole garam masala(green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon sticks, mace strands)
  • 300 grams chicken
  • salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 4 spoons canola oil



  1. Take an empty vessel. Add 4 tablespoons of canola oil.
  2. Add whole garam masala (mace, cinnamon sticks, cloves, green cardamom).
  3. After about 2 minutes, the spices give out a nice aroma. This is when you know that the spices are done.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste. Stir continuously for about 2 minutes( to avoid contents from sticking to the bottom of the vessel).
  5. After about 2 minutes add sliced onions. Add salt. Mix these contents well and wait till the onions turn slightly transparent.
  6. Add the green chillis. Wait till the onions turn slightly golden brown.
  7. Add yogurt. Stir well for about a minute and a half. Add a tea spoon of coriander
  8. Add chicken. Squeeze in half a slice of lemon. Cover the vessel. Let it cook for about 8 minutes.
  9. Add water. Cover the vessel. Cook for about 15 minutes. Do not open the lid in between.
  10. Add soaked basmati rice into the vessel. Cover the container and let it cook for about 15 minutes.

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Step 5

Cover the container with a lid. Stir occasionally.

Step 7

Add yogurt.

After adding yogurt.
After adding yogurt.

Step 8

Add the chicken pieces. Squeeze in a slice of lime.

Step 9

Cover the vessel. Let it cook for about 15 minutes.

Step 10

Add the basmati rice.

© 2015 serenity


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    • bon appitit profile image

      serenity 2 years ago from columbia

      thanks alphadogg16.

    • bon appitit profile image

      serenity 2 years ago from columbia

      thank you. You should soak the rice for an hour.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      This looks delicious! I will definitely be giving this a try. How long do you soak the rice? Thanks!

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      Kevin W 2 years ago from Texas

      I love spicy food, and this does look kind of tasty, bon appitit. I will have to try out this recipe. Thumbs up on your hub.