Simple Chicken Pulao | Quick & Easy Chicken Pulao

Simple Chicken Pulao


  • Chicken big pieces with bones – 500 gms

For Marination:

  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Lime juice- 1 tsp
  • Rice- 2 cups around 400 gms
  • Onion sliced- 2 medium
  • Fried onions birista- 1 medium
  • Tomato sliced- 1 medium
  • Mint leaves- 15-20 leaves

For the Green Paste:

  • Ginger chopped- 1 inch
  • Garlic- 5 cloves
  • Coriander leaves- 1/2 cup
  • Green chillies cut into pieces- 5

Whole Spices:

  • Shahjeera- 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaves- 2

Other Ingredients:

  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala powder- 1.25 tsp
  • Refined oil- 3 tbsp
  • Salt- 1.5 tsp



  • Clean and wash the chicken pieces. Marinate it with the items indicated. Set aside for around 30 mins.
  • Prepare a coarse paste with the items indicated for the green paste. Set aside.
  • Wash and soak the rice for 30 mins.


  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan and add the Shahjeera & Bay leaves.
  • Once it splutters, add the sliced onions and fry on medium heat for 7-8 mins till the onion starts becoming brown.
  • Add the sliced tomato and a pinch of salt and fry on medium to low heat for 3-4 mins till soft.
  • Now add the marinated chicken and fry on high heat for 4-5 mins.
  • Add the green masala paste, coriander powder and Garam masala powder
  • Fry on medium heat for 4-5 mins by adding a splash of water.
  • Add the mint leaves and continue to fry it for another 3 mins on low heat.
  • Add the soaked & drained rice and mix & fry for around 2 mins.
  • Now add 3 cups water (or 4 cups/double the water based on the type of rice used).
  • Give a mix and add 1.25 tsp salt. Bring it to boil, cover & cook on low heat for 15-20 mins giving a mix once after 5 mins.
  • Sprinkle the fried onions on top and allow to rest for 30 mins before serving.
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