How to make Tandoori Chicken Pulao - SK Khazana -

This is a delicious one-dish meal – rice cooked with tandoori chicken

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Tandoori chicken pieces, Basmati rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Tandoori Chicken Pulao - SK Khazana

Tandoori Chicken Pulao - SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Tandoori Chicken Pulao - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Tandoori chicken pieces 750 grams

  • Basmati rice soaked for 30 minutes 1 1/2 cups

  • Ghee 4 tablespoons

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Cloves 4-5

  • Green cardamoms 2-3

  • Cumin seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 tablespoons

  • Medium onions sliced 2

  • Medium tomatoes finely chopped 3

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 to cook

  • Garam masala powder 1 tablespoon

  • Chicken stock 3 cups

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/4 cup

  • Fresh coriander sprig to garnish

  • Raita to serve


Step 1

Heat ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add bay leaves, cinnamon stick, cloves, green cardamoms and cumin seeds and saute till fragrant. Add ginger-garlic paste, mix and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 2

Add onions, mix and sauté till light golden. Add tomatoes and salt and mix well. Cover and cook till tomatoes are pulpy.

Step 3

Add red chilli powder, garam masala powder and tandoori chicken pieces and mix well.

Step 4

Drain and add the rice and chicken stock and mix well. Add coriander leaves and salt and mix well. Cover and cook on low heat till rice is cooked.

Step 5

Transfer onto a serving platter, garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot with raita.

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