Chicken Pulao

Friends hope you all had a good week end,September is my first blog anniversary and like to thank you all for your support and valuable comments.So today I am sharing a special recipe to celebrate the occasion.
As my kiddo and hubby dear both likes non-veg most of our Sunday lunch would be either chicken or egg.My son prefers chicken 65 and some mild pulaos rather than biriyani and curry so I make either chicken pulao or veggie pulao.
This chicken pulao is a milder version and the spice level can be adjusted according to the preference.Last Sunday I made this pulao and paired up with chicken 65,chicken kulambhu.
As I was in a hurry on that day I couldn't take nice pictures,will update the picture soon.Now off  to the recipe ........................


Chicken(with bones)1lb
Basmathi rice11/2cup
Onion(thinly sliced)3nos.(medium size)
Green chilly5nos.
Ginger&garlic paste2tsp
Mint leaves15-20nos.
Coriander leavesas needed
Saltas needed
Lemon juice2tsp
For the Seasoning 

Cinnamon2inch piece
Anise star1no.
Cumin seeds/jeeragam1/2tsp
Black pepper/milagu1/4tsp
Bay leaf1no.
Cashews/mundidri paruppu1tbs
For the chicken marination 

Ginger&garlic paste2tsp
Chilly powder/milagai podi1tsp
Coriander powder/dhania podi1/2tsp
Garam masala powder1/2tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi1/4tsp


  • Clean and cut the chicken,marinate the chicken with the given ingredients for atleast 30-45 minutes and soak the rice in water and keep aside.
  • Heat a pressure pan or cooker with oil+ghee and add the ingredients given for seasoning,saute the onion and green chillies till transparent.
  • Now add the mint,coriander leaves followed by ginger &garlic paste and fry it till the raw smell goes off.
  • Once the ginger&garlic paste is cooked add the marinated chicken and saute it,add 1/2cup of water and salt,cook the chicken gets half cooked.
  • Add the rice and mix it in the chicken mixture for a while or till everything gets blend well.Now add 21/2 cups of hot water and let it boil.
  • Close the lid and pressure cook it for one whistle in a medium flame and keep it in a low flame for 5 minutes.
  • Open the lid once the pressure subsides and finally add the lemon juice,fluff it with a fork gently without breaking the rice grains.
  • Serve it with raitha  or chicken curry.


  • For extra flavor 1/4 cup of thick coconut milk and the chicken need s to be marinated for atleast 30 minutes to get a juicy chicken.
  • Soaking the rice in water is also very important to get a perfectly cooked rice grain.


oh wow!! im drooling as i read the recipe!! loving it...

Wow, this is comfort food for me. Delicious

Love easy to make pulaos like these. Yum

Congrats on your 1st blog anniversary. Mouth watering chicken pulao.

So droolworthy chicken pulao, mouthwatering here. Congrats on your blog anniversary.

Today's recipe:

Healthy, delicious and tempting Pulao...

Yummy Pulao..must try this..bookmarking this..:)

Congrats Nalini on your first blog Anniversary!! Wish u many many more in future n keep up your great work!!
Chicken Pulao sounds very delicious n tempting, nice presentation...i too posted a chicken recipe today after a long time :)

COngrats on your blog anniversary...Delicious and flavorful chicken pulao..

Congrats on ur blog anniversary Nalini,keep on going gal.

Delicious and super flavourful chicken pulao,inviting.

congrats on your first blog anniversary.. nice treat..

Thumbs up. Tried n tasted..superb. Thank u 4 the wonderful recepie.

I am so pleased with the taste of this pulao. Prepared and devoured just now and aahh! its heavenly. Couldn't wait longer to thank you!


Absolutely amazing & mouth-watering rice recipe! I tried this rice pilaf & Basmati Pulao Recipe last night. My kids loved it. I believe these recipes have become a mainstay in my kitchen.

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