Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Chicken Pilaf

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are the Best!
Happy Women's Day!!!
I made Chicken pilaf a yummy rice variety for dinner today. This dish is very easy to make and all it needs is one pot to cook.
1.5 pound boneless chicken cut into cube size pieces
1.5 cups basmati rice
1 tsp red chili powder
2 tablespoon ginger paste
2 tablespoon garlic paste
1 medium size onion chopped length wise
2 tomatoes finely chopped
3-4 Green chili
4-5 cloves
2-3 cardamoms
1 1-inch cinnamon stick
5-6 curry leaves
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon coriander leaves
1 tablespoon mint leaves
2 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon store bought chicken pilaf masala
Salt to taste
Pat dry chicken pieces and put in a bowl. Mix salt,red chili powder, 1 tablespoon each ginger and garlic paste to the chicken and mix well. Marinate the chicken for 20-30 minutes
Also Soak 1.5 cups of rice in water for 30 minutes.
Take a large flat pan, to it add oil. Once oil is hot, add cumin seeds, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon stick and Saute for 30 seconds. Add onions and green chili and Saute till onions turn golden brown. At this point add tomatoes and Saute for other 2 minutes.
Now add marinated chicken and rice to the pan and mix well. Add Chicken pilaf masala, coriander and mint leaves, salt to taste. Mix well.
Add 2 cups of water and close the lid. Cook on a low flame till rice and chicken is done
Serve Hot!!!


  1. mouthwatering pilaf...yummooooo...

  2. Love this pilaf, I too make the same! just tempting!

  3. Thats a beautiful and delicious biriyani..,

  4. Looks delicious....Do visit my space if time permitts..


  5. perfect pulao..love your collection of pics..you are really good photographer i must say..loved all your shots

  6. looks delicious n sounds easy to make too!!

  7. Thx all
    @preety: Well I'm still learning lil secrets photography. My hubby takes most of the shots...

  8. Happy womens day-all month :) Wonderful recipe :)