How to make Chicken Pulao - Delicious chicken pulao made in microwave.

This recipe is from the book Microwave Cooking Made Easy.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Basmati Rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Hyderabadi

Course : Rice

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Chicken Pulao

Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chicken Pulao Recipe

  • Boneless chicken 1/2 inch cubes 250 grams

  • Basmati Rice soaked 1 1/4 cups

  • Yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Ginger paste 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic paste 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Green cardamoms 3

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Cloves 3

  • Onion sliced 1 medium

  • Tomatoes, chopped 2 medium

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Chicken stock 2 cups


Step 1

Whisk together yogurt, ginger paste and garlic paste. Add chicken and salt and set aside to marinate for one hour. In a microwave casserole mix ghee, green cardamoms, cinnamon, cumin seeds, bay leaf, cloves and onion.

Step 2

Cook, uncovered, on Microwave HIGH (100%) for two minutes. Mix in tomatoes and red chilli powder. Cook, uncovered, on Microwave HIGH (100%) for four to five minutes. Add chicken with marinade.

Step 3

Cover and cook on Microwave HIGH (100%) for three minutes. Add rice and chicken stock, adjust salt to taste and cover again. Cook on Microwave HIGH (100%) for twenty minutes. Just before serving sprinkle with kewra water and serve hot.