Andhra Style Chicken Pulao

Chicken pulao with an Andhra touch. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Andhra Style Chicken Pulao
Main Ingredients Chicken, Basmati Rice
Cuisine Andhra
Course Rice
Prep Time 31-40 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Andhra Style Chicken Pulao

  • 750 grams Chicken Cut into 12 pieces on the bone
  • 1 1/2 cups Basmati Rice soaked
  • 2 medium Onions
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • 2-3 Cinnamon one inch sticks
  • 5-6 Cloves
  • 5 Green cardamoms
  • 1 Star anise
  • 15-20 Curry leaves
  • 3-4 Dried red chillies
  • 15-20 Garlic
  • 1 1/2 inch piece Ginger
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 4 Green chillies
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • 2 cups Chicken stock
  • 1 Lemon


  1. Slice onions. Heat oil in a deep non stick pan and add cinnamon, cloves, green cardamoms, star anise, curry leaves and onions and sauté till golden.
  2. Grind red chillies, garlic, ginger with 2 tbsps water to a fine paste. Slit green chillies and add to the pan and continue to sauté. Add chicken and salt and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add ground paste and mix well. Drain rice and add along with coconut milk, chicken stock and cook on high heat. When the mixture begins to boil, reduce heat and add juice of 1 lemon.
  4. Mix well, cover and cook till both the rice and chicken are done. Take the pan off the heat and let it stand, covered, till it is time to serve. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 702
Carbohydrates 55.6
Protein 29.3
Fat 40
Other Fiber 1.73