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Chicken Pulao

Nutrition Info Per Serving

Energy 452.64 Cal Protein 34.23 g
Lipid 22.57 g Carbohydrate 29.40 g
Fiber 5.62 g Sugar 4.53 g

Ingredients List of Chicken Pulao Recipe

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Quantity Units Ingredients Notes
500.00 gm CHICKEN Chicken with bone
250.00 gm ONIONS
25.00 gm GINGER
25.00 gm GARLIC
2.00 tbsp CHILI POWDER Red chili powder
1.00 tbsp CORIANDER SEED Grounded
1.00 tbsp CUMIN SEED Grounded
5.00 gm CARDAMOM
5.00 gm BAY LEAF
4.00 tsp SESAME OIL Any vegetable oil
4.00 tbsp YOGURT
4.00 tbsp SALT

Chicken Pulao Recipe Tags: Healthy Low Fat Regional

prithdaad-fb Date: March 12, 2018
Region: INDIAN
Cuisine: Tamil
Type: White Meat
Course: Main Course

Prep Time

15 Mins

Cooking Time

45 Mins


4 units

Introduction of Chicken Pulao Recipe

Pulao is one of the widely prepared rice dishes. It is an aromatic and flavourful dish cooked with meat or vegetables depending on the cuisine. Depending on the culture, it is named in different words like Plov, Palov, Polow, Pelau and Pilaf. Also the cooking method varies across the cuisines. During the 10th century, it was first mentioned in the works of Persian scholar Avicenna where he has written in detail about the recipe itself. It was also referred in literatures during the period of Alexander the Great.
At present it’s the only recipe found common in most of the cuisines ranging from African, Asian, Middle East, Caribbean and Latin American. Some of the well-known pulao recipes are chicken pulao, vegetable pulao, matar pulao (prepared with green peas), Kashmiri pulao (prepared with dry and fresh fruits), Uzbek plov (prepared with lamb or beef), and Shirin polo (Persian dish prepared with dry fruits and carrots).
There are varieties of pulao recipes around the world and this recipe of pulao is from the Indian cuisine. Chicken pulao and Chicken biryani might sound similar but the main difference between is in the way they are prepared. Both dishes are prepared almost with the same ingredients but pulao is prepared with all the ingredients in one pot whereas biryani is prepared by layering the ingredients.
The chicken, whole Indian spices, and basmati rice used in chicken pulao combines to give an aromatic and pleasant flavour. Indian spices like cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, star anise, cumin seeds and black stone flower adds unique aroma and flavour to the pulao. They also help in digestion, reduce high blood pressure, improve the immune system, reduce internal inflammation, helps with diabetics etc., Chicken has got extensive nutritional values like protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium and vitamins. Which in turn helps in controlling blood pressure, controls body weight, lowers the risk of cholesterol and heart disorders compared to red meat, prevents from cataracts and skin disorders. Hence these ingredients make up the Chicken Pulao a nutritious and delicious dish.
Chicken Pulao is usually preferred for lunch and prepared for special occasions. It is served hot and goes very well with raita (a yogurt based dish usually prepared with fresh raw vegetables) and Indian curries.

Preparation Steps of Chicken Pulao Recipe

  1. Prepare the marinade by blending red chili, coriander, and cumin powder along with ginger, garlic and yogurt
  2. Add the marinade to the chicken meat and let it marinate for 4-5 hours in refrigerator
  3. Soak the basmati rice in water for at-least 30min
  4. Heat a cookware and add sesame/any vegetable oil
  5. Add all the spices – cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, and black stone flower and stir fry for a minute
  6. Add the chopped onions and fry until it turns golden brown
  7. Add the marinated chicken to the cookware along with the onions and cook it for 10 minutes
  8. Add water to 2:1 ratio of basmati rice to the cookware
  9. Once the water starts to boil, add the basmati rice to the cookware
  10. Close the cookware with a lid and cook for 10 min in medium heat
  11. Open the lid and stir the pulao well
  12. Close the lid and cook the pulao at low heat for another 10 minutes
  13. Turn off the heat and let the lid remain in the cookware for another 10 min
  14. Open the lid and stir the Chicken Pulao well with all the ingredients


Delicious Chicken Pulao is ready!


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