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Quick and Easy Chicken Pulao Recipe

Chicken pulao is an Indo-Pakistani dish majorly served in dinners and lunches. The pulao is cooked with basmati rice, chicken/mutton/beef, and spices, and is more like chicken biryani. Without wasting further time let’s start cooking this super easy dish today. Are you ready?

Prepare time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 05± minutes
Serves: 4-6 persons


  • 2 kg Chicken
  • 1/2 kg finely cut tomatoes
  • 4 pieces fried onions
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic/Ginger paste (depending on the availability or choice of a chef)
  • 4 Lemons
  • Salt according to your taste
  • 1 Cup cooking oil/ghee whichever you prefer
  • 4 cups sela rice
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 4 green chilies
  • Additionally, you can add the following ingredients in order to spice things up coriander, cardamom, saffron, cloves and bay leaves. Most of these additional ingredients are part of mix Garam Masala.


  1. Blend onions, tomatoes, garlic/ginger and black pepper in a blender.
  2. Add deep cuts on chicken with a sharp knife; apply lemon juice and salt on chicken.
  3. Heat oil in a wok pan, fry chicken till it gets brown and remove.
  4. Add blended ingredients from step 1 in a wok pan, cook until oil separates.
  5. Add chicken and cook for a little while.
  6. Partly boil rice (2 kani tak ubalein) with green chilies, cumin seeds, salt, and black peppercorns in a separate saucepan and strain (Chaan lein).
  7. Grease a saucepan with cooking oil or ghee, layer it with half rice.
  8. Remove chicken from masala and place it on layered rice (step 7).
  9. Place remaining rice around chicken pieces and some on top of the chicken.
  10. Pour rest of the chicken masala all over rice.
  11. Sprinkle finely cut coriander, mint leaves and juice from remaining lemons.
  12. You are ready to serve your dish.

That’s all! Congratulations on cooking chicken pulao today. We hope this helped you a lot. If you have any questions leave the comment below.


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