How to make Chicken Puliyodharai -

Chicken mince and tamarind in rice rich with spices.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chicken Mince (चिकन कीमा), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Karnataka

Course : Rice

Chicken Puliyodharai

Chicken Puliyodharai Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chicken Puliyodharai Recipe

  • Chicken Mince 300 grams

  • Rice 1 1/2 cups

  • Tamarind 2 lemon size ball

  • Oil 6 tablespoons

  • Sesame seeds (til) 2 teaspoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 2 teaspoons

  • Curry leaves 6

  • Raw peanuts 1/4 cup

  • Whole dry red chillies 3

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 2 tablespoons

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1 tablespoon

  • Sesame seeds (til) 1 teaspoon

  • Whole dry red chillies 4

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Soak rice in three cups of water for half an hour. Drain and boil it in lots of water till three fourths done, drain, mix in three tablespoons of oil and let cool. Soak tamarind in one cup of warm water and extract the pulp and set aside. Roast two teaspoons of sesame seeds for garnish. Heat one tablespoon of oil and fry chana dal, dhuli urad dal, one teaspoon of sesame seeds, whole red chilli, and asafoetida for the masala.

Step 2

Cool and grind to a coarse powder. Heat the remaining oil in a pan. Temper with mustard seeds, dhuli urad dal and curry leaves. Sauté till they crackle. Add peanuts, whole red chilli, sauté for a minute. Add chicken mince and sauté for a while. Sprinkle some water and cook till the mince is cooked.

Step 3

Add the tamarind pulp, stir well and cook for a five minutes. Add turmeric powder, salt and ground masala powder. Stir well till the raw smell goes. Add the cooked rice and toss well to combine the ingredients. Sprinkle the roasted sesame seed and mix well. Cook for another two minutes. Serve hot.

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