Chicken Pulao

Easy to make, quick and delicious, the chicken pulao is mildly spiced and a quicker alternative to the ubiquitous biryani.

Ingredients:

For marination,
Yogurt – ¼ cup
Red chili powder – ½ tsp
Garam masala powder – ½ tsp
Salt – ½ tsp
For chicken pulao,
Rice – 1½ cups
Chicken – 1½ lb, marinated
Ghee or oil – 3 tbsp
Bay leaves – 2, dried
Cinnamon – 1″ piece
Cloves – 3
Green cardamom – 2
Star anise – 1
Mace – 1 piece
Onion – 1 large, finely chopped
Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp, heaped
Green chilies – 2, finely chopped (optional)
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1½ tsp
Cilantro leaves – 2 tbsp, chopped
Water – 2¼ cups (see Notes)
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Saffron – a pinch, crushed (optional)
For garnish,
Ghee or oil – 2-3 tbsp
Cashew nuts – 6, broken
Golden raisins – 8-10
Onion – ½ cup, thinly sliced into half moons
Salt – a pinch (see Notes)
Sugar – a pinch (see Notes)
Cilantro leaves – a few

Method:

See detailed recipe method in the link given below.

Full recipe: Chicken Pulao

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