Chicken pulav

Last weekend we had a late breakfast and till 2 0’ clock I hadnt thought about what to cook for lunch. But then we were very hungry and I made this quick chicken pulav. It is a recipe from my father’s very close friend. Uncle S had once cooked this Chicken pulav and invited us for dinner when his wife was away. It gets ready in 20 minutes and is yummy.



  • Cleaned chicken (cut into small pieces) - 10 to 12
  • Rice - 2 cups
  • Onion - 1 medium sized cut into thin long slices
  • Ginger, garlic paste (fresh homemade for better taste)- 1 teaspoon
  • Green chillies - 4 to 5
  • Cinnamon - 1 stick
  • Cloves - 5 to 6
  • Pepper - 5 to 6
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Saunf/badishippi - half teaspoon
  • Bay leaves - 1
  • Yogurt - 2 teaspoons
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Apply salt, turmeric, ginger-garlic paste and yogurt to the chicken pieces and set it aside.
  • Wash the rice and set it aside.
  • Heat a generous quantity of oil in cooker and add onions and green chillies. Fry for 5 mins.
  • Crush all the other masalas into a coarse mixture and fry it along with onions.
  • Now add the chicken pieces, salt and fry well till the raw smell goes away and you get a nice aroma. At this stage, add rice and fry gain for 5 mins.
  • Add sufficient quantity of water and allow the pulav to cook according to your cooker specifications.

Enjoy with your favourite salad :-)