Chicken Kofta Pulao

A delicious and healthy pulao made with boiled chicken koftas.

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Main Ingredients Chicken mince, Basmati rice
Cuisine Punjabi, , , ,
Course Rice
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 41-50 minutes
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Chicken Kofta Pulao

  • 250 grams Chicken mince
  • 1 1/2 cups Basmati rice soaked
  • 4-5 Green cardamoms
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 7-8 Cloves
  • to taste Salt
  • 4 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 inch piece Ginger finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 20 Black peppercorns crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Green cardamom powder
  • 2 medium Onions finely chopped
  • 3 medium Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder


  1. Soak rice in four to five cups of water for fifteen to twenty minutes. Drain and keep aside. Boil six cups of water in a deep pan with green cardamoms, bay leaf, cloves and salt for about five minutes.
  2. Strain and keep aside. Take chicken mince in a bowl and add two tablespoons of coriander leaves, ginger, half the quantities of green chillies and crushed peppercorns, green cardamom powder. Add salt to taste.
  3. Mix and make equal marble sized koftas. Boil these koftas in the spiced boiling water till cooked. Drain and keep aside. Reserve the cooking liquid. Heat a deep non-stick pan and roast chopped onion till translucent. Add chopped tomatoes.
  4. Add remaining green chillies and crushed peppercorns, coriander powder and cumin powder. Add salt to taste and sauté till tomatoes are cooked. Add drained rice and cook for two to three minutes. Add three cups of reserved cooking liquid and one cup of water.
  5. Bring to a boil, cover tightly with a lid and cook for ten minutes on low heat. Open the lid, add the cooked chicken koftas and mix gently. Cover and cook for two to three minutes. Sprinkle garam masala powder and serve hot with a raita of your choice.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1504
Carbohydrates 267.6
Protein 94.1
Fat 6.2
Other Fiber 13.5gm