How to make Chicken Pulao -

A simple pulao – Basmati rice cooked with chicken and some masalas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Basmati rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Chicken Pulao

Chicken Pulao 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 : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chicken Pulao Recipe

  • Chicken on bone, cut into pieces 500 grams

  • Basmati rice soaked and drained 1 1/2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies slit 6-8

  • Mint leaves chopped 1/2 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/2 tablespoon

  • Green cardamoms 4-6

  • Cloves 6-8

  • Black peppercorns 10-12

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Red chilli powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Bay leaves 1-2

  • Onions sliced 2 medium


Step 1

Take chicken pieces in a bowl. Add salt, ginger-garlic paste, 3-4 green chillies, chopped mint, chopped coriander, 2-3 green cardamoms, 3-4 cloves, 5-6 peppercorns, yogurt and chilli powder and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 1 hour.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add remaining cloves, cinnamon, remaining peppercorns, remaining green cardamoms, bay leaves and remaining green chillies, mix and sauté till fragrant.

Step 3

Add onions, mix and sauté till golden. Add the chicken alongwith the marinade, mix well and cook on high heat for 4-5 minutes.

Step 4

Add rice and salt and mix lightly. Add 3 cups water, mix well, cover and cook till the rice and chicken are fully done.

Step 5

Serve hot garnished with a coriander sprig.

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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.