How to make Murgh Kheema Pulao -

Pulao with chicken mince.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Murgh Kheema Pulao

Murgh Kheema 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 : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Murgh Kheema Pulao Recipe

  • Chicken Mince 250 grams

  • Basmati Rice 1 1/4 cup

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Garlic 6-8 cloves

  • Green chillies 4-6

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Tomatoes 2 medium

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1/4 bunch

  • Fresh mint leaves 1/4 bunch

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 1 1/2 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Black peppercorns 4-5

  • Cloves 2

  • Green cardamoms 2

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick


Step 1

Pick and wash basmati rice in plenty of water and soak in three cups of water. Peel, wash and grind ginger and garlic to a fine paste. Remove stems, wash and finely chop green chillies. Peel, wash and finely slice onion.

Step 2

Wash and finely chop tomatoes. Clean, wash and finely chop coriander and mint leaves. Mix chicken mince with ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder, coriander powder, lemon juice and salt to taste.

Step 3

Mix well, and keep to marinate in the refrigerator until required. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and stir-fry till it starts changing colour.

Step 4

Add bay leaf, peppercorns, cloves, green cardamoms, cinnamon and chopped green chillies and sauté for two minutes. Add sliced onion and sauté on high heat until the onion turns translucent.

Step 5

Stir briefly and add the marinated chicken mince. Cook on high heat for two to three minutes, stirring continuously. Add chopped tomatoes, coriander and mint leaves and continue cooking for three to four minutes.

Step 6

Drain basmati rice, add to above with salt to taste. Mix well. Add two and a half cups of water (preferably hot) and mix. Bring to a boil and cook on high heat stirring gently but frequently till the water is almost absorbed.

Step 7

Reduce heat, cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid and cook for another three to five minutes or till the rice is done. Serve hot.

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