Chicken Pulao : An Awesome, Flavorful Chicken Recipe


Chicken Pulao, a delicious one-pot rice dish, is a perfect blend of aromatic spices, succulent chicken, and fragrant basmati rice. This flavorful delight is a staple in many South Asian households and is loved for its simplicity and taste.

Chicken pulao

Servings 6 people
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes


  • 2 whole Chicken
  • 1 kilo Basmati rice
  • ½ cup Oil
  • ½ cup Ghee
  • 5 Cardamon
  • 2 Cinnamon
  • 1 Black cardamom
  • 1 cup Onions
  • 2 tbsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp Garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp Almond paste
  • 1 tbsp Pistachio paste
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg powder
  • ½ tsp Mace powder
  • 6 Green chilis
  • 3 cups Water
  • 6 Plum
  • 1.5 litres Warm Milk
  • 1 tbsp Keora water
  • ½ tsp Saffron
  • Salt to taste


  • Take a big saucepan and add oil and ghee in it, then add cardamom, cinnamon, big cardamom and one cup sliced onions, fry it till brown.
  • Add water so that onions do not get brunt.
  • Add ginger paste, garlic paste, almond paste, pistachio paste, nutmeg powder, mace powder and salt and cook well till the oil separates from the spice.
  • Add 6-7 green chilis torn from the middle.
  • Add plums, cook in middle flame without lid till the chicken gets fully boiled and becomes dry with spice and oil separates.
  • Add warm milk and 12 green chilis, check the salt and wait until the mixture starts boiling.
  • Add rice and mix it well. Make sure the flame is high.
  • Add keora water and wait until the milk evaporates a little.
  • Take the flame to extreme low and cook it for 15 minutes with the lid closed.
  • After 15 minutes, turn the rice.
  • Close the lid again and cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Add saffron water and close the lid and keep it covered till the serving. Serve it hot.
Author: Fatema
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chicken, pulao

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