Chicken pulao or chicken tahari is a delicious chicken rice recipe made using chicken and rice mixed together by adding aromatic spices into it.
The chicken pulao shared here is along with a video procedure below and it tastes as good as a biryani.
Do check out some more special rice recipes below:
- mutton biryani hyderabadi style
- hyderabadi chicken biryani
- mutton biryani recipe
- hyderabadi egg biryani
- hyderabadi veg biryani
There are many rice special delicacies but we always think of them in the form of biryani but there are many rice dishes that can be made in the form of pulao and here is the pulao recipe made using chicken.
This recipe can be called as a substitute for biryani and it is a perfect delicacy suitable to be made during festivals or occasions.
In this recipe I have cooked the chicken curry and added the soaked rice into it which is almost like a biryani but this technique is usually referred to as hyderabadi tahari in muslim style.
Chicken pulao made here is so yummy and I assure this pulao would be everyone’s favorite after biryani.
I make this pulao very often and my family just loves to have this rice delicacy without any side dish.
I have already shared a similar kind of tahari recipe made with mutton earlier and today I am posting a similar version of recipe called as chicken pulao which is made using cooked chicken mixed with rice.
The combination of chicken and rice is simply amazing and I am sure nobody can resist this rice delicacy.
This recipe can be made as special lunch recipes, dinner recipes or for festivals. I usually prefer to make these recipes on sundays or during special occasions as my family loves this rice dish to be made very often.
There are various pulao recipes that are made using vegetables but here I have made a non veg version of pulav which is using chicken to make the pulao and it turned out to be the best pulao recipe I ever made.
There are many pulao recipes in veg versions and non veg versions and I would love to update them as I keep blogging on different pulao recipes.
Below are the recipe details on how to make chicken pulao which looks quite appealing and simply irresistible.
Video procedure for making chicken pulao:
How to make chicken pulao below:
- 500 gms chicken cleaned and washed well
- 2 tbsp oil
- 4 onions, finely sliced
- 2 cinnamon sticks/dalchini
- 2 cardamoms/elaichi
- 3-4 cloves/loung
- 1 tsp shahi zeera
- 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- salt - to taste
- 4 tomatoes, finely chopped
- 1 cup beaten yogurt
- ½ tsp black pepper powder/kali mirch powder
- ½ tsp garam masala powder
- 5 cups of water
- 1 bunch coriander leaves
- 2 tbsp mint leaves
- 4-5 slit green chillies
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ tsp garam masala powder
- 3 cups rice
- Note: Wash the rice well and soak the rice for 10-15 minutes if it is ordinary rice. If basmati rice is used then soak the basmati rice for about 25 minutes before adding into the cooked chicken.
- Firstly, take a pressure cooker, into it add oil and heat it.
- Add the sliced onions, add the whole spices like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, shahi zeera, mix and cook until the onions turn into golden color.
- Add ginger garlic paste and saute until raw smell disappears.
- Add turmeric powder into it and saute for few seconds.
- Add the chicken and roast until the color of the chicken changes.
- Add the red chilli powder, salt, mix and cook until oil leaves the sides.
- Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes turn soft and pulpy.
- Add beaten yogurt, pepper powder, garam masala powder, mix well.
- Cook until the chicken gets soft and tender.
- Add about 5 cups of water, add freshly chopped coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chillies, lemon extracted juice, add salt if required, garam masala powder, stir well and bring the water to a boil.
- Add the soaked rice into it, cook the rice until 80% done.
- Give a mix, cover again and cook the rice until rice is completely cooked.
- Switch off the flame.
- Serve the chicken pulao with raita.
- Watch the video procedure above.
2.If basmati rice is used then, soak the basmati rice for about 25 minutes before adding into the chicken curry.
3.Add the rice when the chicken is 70% cooked as the rest of the chicken would tenderize while rice is getting cooked.
4.Also watch the video procedure to understand the recipe in a much better manner.