Life is super busy at the moment and this is what I always wanted. Learning and exploring new things each day, coming up with wild ideas and executing them and most of all enjoy what I am doing and I am glad this is exactly what I got into through the medium of blogging. This chicken pulav happened in one of these busy days when I wanted to make something very quick and interesting and this recipe is just the one. Unlike a Biryani, where a lot of preparation is required, this chicken Pulav is pretty simple to make and hits just the right spot on the palate. Here is the recipe to make it.
All you need is
Long grain basmati rice - 2 cups
Chicken - 1 kg
Oil - 4 tbsp
Cloves - 2-3
Black peppercorns - 5-6
Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
Onion - 2 cups ( thinly sliced )
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Tomato - 1 cup ( chopped )
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1\2 tsp
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1\2 tsp
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
Water - 4 cups
Salt to taste
Fresh coriander and fried onions for garnishing
Method of preparation
Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan.
Add cloves, black peppercorns and cinnamon.
Fry for 20 seconds.
Add onions and fry till slightly browned.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry till onions are nicely browned.
Add chicken and cook on high heat for 3-4 minutes.
Add tomato and cook for a minute.
Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, salt and cover and cook till chicken is done.
Remove the cover and cook on high heat till all the water is absorbed.
Add lemon juice and mix.
Drain the rice and add it in the pan with chicken.
Add 4 cups of water.
Cover the pan and cook till rice is done.
Mix the rice once very gently in between the cooking.
Garnish with fried onions and fresh coriander.