Friday, 17 June 2016

Chicken pulao

Mouth watering chicken pulao!!!!

Chicken marination:
Chicken: 500gm
Red chilli powder: 2 tablespoons
Salt: 2 and 1/2 tablespoons
Curd or yogurt: 1 cup
Ginger garlic paste: 2 tablespoons
Biryani masala: 2 tablespoons
Garam masala: 1 tablespoon
Lemon juice: 1/2 cup
Mint leaves: 4 strands finely chopped
Fried onions: 2 fistfuls
Oil: 3 tablespoons
Mix all these well and marinate it at least for 2 hours or if possible overnight.

Cooking chicken:
Onions: 1 medium finely chopped
Green chillies: 2- 3 chopped
Caraway seeds: 1 tablespoon
Ginger garlic paste: 1 tablespoon
Ghee: 2 tablespoons

Now take a pan add ghee,caraway seeds(shajeera),onions,green chillies.

Once onions are golden brown add Ginger garlic paste and add above marinated chicken and cook for 20 minutes or so and switch off the flame after 20 minutes.

Unlike chicken biryani which is raw,for pulao  you can always check the  taste of salt and spice and add more if you need.

Rice preparation:
Rice: 4 cups
Caraway seeds: 1 tablespoon
Coconut powder: 2 tablespoons
Cloves: 3
Cardamom: 2
Cinnamon:1 inch stick
Onion: 1 chopped
Green chillies: 2 chopped
Ghee: 4 tablespoons
Lemon:2 tablespoons
Salt: 2 tablespoons
Water: 4 cups

Now grind coconut powder,cloves,cardamom,cinnamon to fine powder.

Now take a pot add ghee,add caraway seeds,onions,green chillies,ginger garlic paste,salt and once cooked add above  masala,add rice and after 2 minutes add water,lemon juice and cook aldent.

Once rice is cooked aldente now spread a layer of cooked chicken alternating with a layer of rice and pack the lid of  the pot with a dough and cook for 10 - 15 minutes.

Serve with raitha,happy cooking😊😊

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