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Chicken Pulao



Chicken Pulao is a popular rice dish in South Asia, especially in India and Pakistan. It is a fragrant rice dish made with chicken, spices, and herbs. The chicken and basmati rice are cooked with ghee, onions, garlic, ginger, and a variety of whole spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and bay leaves. The result is a flavorful and aromatic dish that is sure to please. It is often served with a side of raita or yogurt, and can be garnished with fresh herbs or nuts.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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Basmati Rice

2 cups


2 tablespoons


2 tablespoons

Bay Leaves


Cinnamon Sticks




Cardamom Pods


Onions, finely chopped


Green Chillies, finely chopped


Ginger-Garlic Paste

2 teaspoons

Chicken, cubed

2 cups

Red Chilli Powder

1 teaspoon

Coriander Powder

1 teaspoon

Garam Masala

1 teaspoon

Cumin Powder

1 teaspoon

Turmeric Powder

1 teaspoon


2 cups

Salt to taste

Coriander Leaves, finely chopped

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Wash and soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat ghee and oil in a pressure cooker.

Step 3:

Add bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, cloves and cardamom pods.

Step 4:

Add onions and green chillies and sauté until golden brown.

Step 5:

Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 6:

Add chicken cubes and sauté until lightly browned.

Step 7:

Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, cumin powder and turmeric powder.

Step 8:

Add the soaked basmati rice and mix well.

Step 9:

Add water and salt to taste.

Step 10:

Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 2 whistles.

Step 11:

Once the pressure is released, open the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.

Step 12:

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 12017 users have chowed down on Chicken Pulao a whopping 22861 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Kolkata, Bengaluru are the top 5 cities gobbling up Chicken Pulao like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Chicken Pulao , our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in april.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Chicken Pulao is the food of choice for greater-than35 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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