Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Chicken Pulao - Recipe from Poland

My friend from Poland is helping me in updating the blog..please welcome Renu..soon she will start updating blogs from her own.

So please check out her first food recipe for my blog...thanks Renu

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins

I use pressure cooker for this recipe because it takes less time to cook.


Chicken 800 gms – skinned, washed, and cut into 3 to 4 inch pieces
Basmati rice 1 ½ cup – washed and strained
Big onions 3 - sliced
Green cardamom - 6
Black cardamom - 3
Cloves - 6
Cinnamon - 2 inch stick
Bay leaf - 2
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Red chilly powder to taste
Oil - 2 tablespoons
A handful of cashew nuts / raisins
Salt to taste
Saffron 5 strands soaked in 2 teaspoons milk (optional)

1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in pressure cook.
2. Add one sliced onion and fry until golden brown.
3. Add half of the spices to this and fry for about 5 to 10 seconds.
4. Add chicken and sauté for five minutes or until it turns slightly golden brown in color.
5. Add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, and salt to taste.
6. Add 3 cups of boiling water.  Keep in mind the quantity of rice and add water in 1:2 ratio for rice and water.
7. And bring to pressure two times. 

1. In the meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan.
2. Add the remaining spices and cook for about 5 to 10 seconds.
3. Add remaining sliced onions and sauté till golden brown.
4. Throw in the cashew nuts and raisins and fry until the color changes to slightly golden brown.
5. Now add rice and fry for about 3 to 5 minutes or until all the water evaporates.  Add a bit of salt as well.

Add the rice mixture to the chicken mixture. 
Give it a good stir.  
Add the saffron soaked in milk (optional).  
Bring to boil and put the cooker’s lid on and bring to pressure two more times.  
Remove the pressure cooker off the flame and let it cool.   
Open after 5 minutes and mix lightly.  
Serve with raita.
Enjoyyy the pulao!!!

Let me know how this chicken pulao recipe turns out for you at

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

No comments: