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One Pot Chicken Pulav

  •   Apoorva Shetty
  • 17 Jan 2021
  • Rated ★★★★★
  • One Pot Chicken Pulav

    before you enter the kitchen


    10 mins


    15 mins



    One Pot Chicken Pulav

    If I was to ever choose just 10 dishes that I’d have to eat all my life, then this one would for sure make it to the 5th position of that list. One of the first recipes I learnt to cook, one pot chicken pulav is just the dish you want on a gloomy monsoon day. Packed with the best of flavors, it needs the most basic ingredients and if you follow the recipe right, you end up with the most succulent chicken ever! I personally love using a pressure cooker for this one, but feel free to use a rice pot if you prefer cooking your rice that way! Onion raitha is her best friend and chicken methi kabab makes them a pack!

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    For the Paste

    • Coriander leaves - a handful
    • Garlic - 8 pods
    • Ginger - 1/2 inch
    • Green Chilies - 3


    • Red Chilly - 1.5 tbsp
    • Salt as per taste - 2.5 tbsp
    • Pepper - 1 tbsp
    • Coriander Powder - 1 tbsp
    • Any Chicken/Fish/Chana masala you have handy - 2 tbsp


    • Chicken - 1/2 kg
    • Onion - 1 big
    • Tomato - 1 big
    • Rice - 1.5 cups
    • Kasuri Methi - 2 tbsp
    • Whole Garam Masala
    • Jeera - 1 tsp
    • Oil (3 tbsp) + Ghee (2 tbsp)

    Magic Begins Here

    1. Prepare a runny paste out of the ingredients mentioned under ‘For the Paste’

    2. Now in your pressure cooker , throw in some oil+ghee. Add whole garam masala and jeera and saute for 30 seconds. Add the ground paste and cook for 2 minutes. Next goes in the chopped onions with some salt. Cook till golden brown. Next add tomato, more oil, kasuri methi and all the powders. Saute and cook till oil separates.

    3. Now add chicken and cook for 5-7 minutes till its half done.

    4. Next add rice and 3 cups of water. Mix thoroughly. Adjust salt and all other masalas, add some chopped coriander leaves for extra flavor and close the lid with the weight on. Cook for 5 minutes. Switch off the gas after one whistle. Let the pulav cook under the pressure of the cooker - This will make sure the chicken is ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ tender.

      Proportion of rice to water is ideal at 1:2

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