Chicken Pulao

Looking for a quick and easy Chicken rice dish to put together? If you answered yes, you have got to try this! This is a no-fuss-one-pot recipe!!! It’s perfect for a weekend meal and it was definitely delicious, made me and the husband real happy! I think I was really happy because it didn’t take a lot of time in the kitchen šŸ™‚ YAY!

Looking for a quick and easy Chicken rice dish to put together? If you answered yes, you have got to try this! This is a no-fuss-one-pot recipe!!! It's perfect for a weekend meal and it was definitely delicious, made me and the husband real happy! I think I was really happy because it didn't take a lot of time in the kitchen šŸ™‚ YAY!

Summary

    Ingredients

    Chicken Thighs – bone in, skin removed
    2 cups Rice –
    2 Onion- medium thinly sliced
    1/4 tsp Tumeric Powder –
    1 tbsp Chilli Powder –
    1 tsp Ginger paste –
    1 tsp Garlic paste –
    1” Cinnamon stick –
    2 Star anise –
    3 pods Cardamom –
    3 Cloves –
    1/2 cup Yogurt –
    1 tbsp White Vinegar –
    to taste Salt
    Oil

    Steps

    1. Fried Onions & fried cashews for garnish (totally optional but highly recommended)
    2. Clean the chicken thighs and cut each into 4-6 pieces and place it in a bowl. To the chicken, add some tumeric, red chilli powder, ginger & garlic paste, salt and mix well to combine. Marinate for 30mins
    3. chop up the onions and then wash the rice and allow it to soak for about 15mins
    4. Once the 30mins has passed, to some heated oil add the cardamom, cinnamon, star anise and cloves and fry for a minute. Next add the onions and saute until they start to brown
    5. Add the marinated chicken and mix well. Let this cook for 10mins on high, stir and cook till the spices are cooked through. Add the yogurt and continue to cook for a couple more minutes
    6. Drain the soaked rice and add it to the pan. I work with the 1:2 ratio, so I added about 4 cups of water to the 2 cups of rice. Add the vinegar and required amount of salt and I gently stirred just so I don’t break the rice (important!)
    7. Bring the liquid to a boil, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low and cook for 20mins covered. It’s tempting to open up and see, but don’t! šŸ™‚ After 20mins, the water should have been absorbed and the rice will be cooked
    8. Garnish with the fried onions and fried cashews. Serve hot with some onion raita

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    2 comments

    1. Gosh…..Beula..I know I am probably the last person to know about your blog but its just amazing…I love it and guess I would start to love cooking more after seeing the way you see it..But leme ask, how do u keep control on the weight after all the tasty food..????

    2. haha … thanks šŸ™‚ I am glad you enjoyed your visit to EaterSpot. I guess if you incorporate a balanced diet and exercise (which sometimes can be hard to work in a schedule), your body will somehow live through it šŸ™‚

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