Pudina Chicken Pulao

Pudina Chicken Pulao is food for the soul. Heart-warming, this pulao is comfort food can be made in a jiffy and is utterly satisfying too This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Pudina Chicken Pulao

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

Ingredients list for Pudina Chicken Pulao

  • 1 1/2 cups Basmati rice , soaked for 30 minutes and drained
  • 600 grams Chicken , cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces on the bone
  • 1 cup Mint (pudina) chutney
  • 2-3 tablespoons Ghee
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 5-6 Black peppercorns
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2-3 Green chillies , slit
  • 1 tablespoons Garlic , chopped
  • 2 medium Onions , sliced
  • 1 inch Ginger , cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/4 cup Fresh coriander leaves , chopped
  • 1/4 cup Fresh mint leaves , chopped
  • to garnish Fresh mint sprig
  • to serve Raita
  • to serve Papad , roasted


  1. Heat ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add cinnamon, black peppercorns, bay leaf, green chillies and garlic, mix and sauté till fragrant.
  2. Add onions and ginger, mix well, cover and cook till golden brown.
  3. Add chicken pieces and mix well. Add green chutney and yogurt, mix well, cover and cook for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt, mix and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add coriander leaves, mint leaves and rice and mix well. Adjust salt and 3 cups water, mix, cover and cook till rice is fully done.
  6. Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with a mint sprig and serve hot with raita and roasted papad.