How to make Masoor Dal Berries Chicken Pulao -

Chicken pulao cooked with lentin and berries.Chicken pulao cooked with lentin and berries. chop up some seasonal berries

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Sabut masoor dal, Mixed berries

Cuisine : Parsi

Course : Rice

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Masoor Dal Berries Chicken Pulao

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Originally, the Parsis were meat eaters, who prepared a lot of rich and heavy dishes. However, over the years they blended their culinary skills with those of the regional people thus giving rise to a blend of Persian and Indian cuisine. Today Parsi food is a delicious blend of western influences, a Gujarat love for sweet and sour mixtures and the Persian genius for combining meat with dried fruits such as apricots. After coming to Gujarat, they adopted a lot of Gujarati food and became pulse and cereal eaters. As they shifted towards Maharashtra, they adapted the Maharashtrian dishes.
Parsis prefer non-vegetarian dishes mainly consisting of fish, meat and chicken though they also have a large repertoire of vegetarian preparations.

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Masoor Dal Berries Chicken Pulao Recipe

  • Sabut masoor dal soaked 1/2 cup

  • Mixed berries 1/4 cup

  • Boneless chicken cubed 1 cup

  • Basmati rice soaked 1 1/2 cup

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Green cardamoms 6-8

  • Bay leaves 3

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Cashewnuts 1/4 cup

  • Onion sliced 1 large

  • Coriander powder 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • saffron strands a pinch

  • Browned Onions 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add cardamom powder, bay leaves, cinnamon and cashewnuts and sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Add sliced onion and sauté for a minute. Add masoor dal and chicken cubes and mix. Add coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and cumin seeds, mix and cook for a minute.

Step 3

Add ginger-garlic paste, mix and cook for a minute. Add drained India Gate Basmati Rice and mix. Add mixed berries, saffron strands, browned onions and salt and mix well. Add 3 cups water, mix, cover and cook for 10-12 minutes or till rice is done.

Step 4

Serve hot with raita.

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