How to make Brown Rice Chicken Pulao -

A healthy pulao made with brown rice and chicken which is so tasty that the kids will lap it up in no time

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Mummy Ka Magic.

Main Ingredients : Quick cooking brown rice, Chicken (चिकन)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Brown Rice Chicken Pulao

Brown Rice Chicken Pulao Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Brown Rice Chicken Pulao Recipe

  • Quick cooking brown rice , soaked for 1 hour and drained 1 1/2 cups

  • Chicken , cut into 1 inch pieces on the bone 500 grams

  • Ghee 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Cloves 2-3

  • Green cardamoms 2-3

  • Mace (javitri) 1 small blade

  • Black peppercorns 4-5

  • Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) 1 teaspoon

  • Onion , sliced 1 large

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Tomato , chopped 1 medium

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cashewnuts 5-6

  • Salt to taste

  • Fried onions to garnish

  • Fresh coriander sprigs to garnish

  • Papad rolls to serve

  • Salad to serve


Step 1

Heat ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add cloves, green cardamoms, mace and black peppercorns, mix and sauté till fragrant. Add caraway seeds, mix and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 2

Add onion, mix well and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add ginger-garlic paste, mix and sauté for 1 minute. Add tomato, mix well and saute till it turns soft and pulpy.

Step 3

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and cashewnuts, mix and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 4

Add chicken and salt mix well and sauté on high heat for 3-4 minutes or till the chicken turns golden brown.

Step 5

Add soaked brown rice and mix well. Add 3 cups water and mix, cover and cook on high heat for 15 minutes. Switch the heat off and allow the pulao to rest for a few minutes.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with fried onions and coriander sprigs. Serve warm with papad rolls and salad.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.