Chicken Pulao

A simple pulao – Basmati rice cooked with chicken and some masalas. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Chicken Pulao

Main Ingredients Chicken, Basmati rice
Cuisine Indian
Course Rice
Prep Time 1-1.30 hour
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Chicken Pulao

  • 500 grams Chicken on bone, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups Basmati rice soaked and drained
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger-garlic paste
  • 6-8 Green chillies slit
  • 1/2 tablespoon Mint leaves chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 4-6 Green cardamoms
  • 6-8 Cloves
  • 10-12 Black peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 1-2 Bay leaves
  • 2 medium Onions sliced


  1. Take chicken pieces in a bowl. Add salt, ginger-garlic paste, 3-4 green chillies, chopped mint, chopped coriander, 2-3 green cardamoms, 3-4 cloves, 5-6 peppercorns, yogurt and chilli powder and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 1 hour.
  2. Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add remaining cloves, cinnamon, remaining peppercorns, remaining green cardamoms, bay leaves and remaining green chillies, mix and sauté till fragrant.
  3. Add onions, mix and sauté till golden. Add the chicken alongwith the marinade, mix well and cook on high heat for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add rice and salt and mix lightly. Add 3 cups water, mix well, cover and cook till the rice and chicken are fully done.
  5. Serve hot garnished with a coriander sprig.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2057
Carbohydrates 266.7
Protein 156.9
Fat 40.3
Other Fiber Niacin- 6.7mg