Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Chicken Pulao

Chicken- 1 (900 gm)- cut into 8-10 pieces.
Basmati rice- 3 cups- washed and soaked for 1/2 n hour.
cumin seeds-1 tsp
whole pepper-1/2 tsp
cinnamon- 2 small pieces

Onions-3 chopped
potatoes-3 cut into small cubes
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp freshly ground roasted cumin powder
2 tbsp butter
3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp garlic paste
chopped coriander

Put the chicken pieces with 1 tsp ginger, 1 tsp garlic, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper powder and 4 1/2 cups of water. Simmer on low heat for 15 minutes. Drain out the chicken and reserve the chicken stock for the pulao.

Take a pan and put it on your stove,Turn on the heat and once the pan is hot, add the oil and butter. Then add the spices(. Cumin, cardamon, cinnamon, pepper, cloves.)Once they splutter in the oil, add chopped onions. Fry them until they are transluscent, stirring with a spoon. Then add the potatoes followed by the turmeric and coriander powder.fry for a few minutes, then add the garlic paste and a bit of chopped coriander.Add the boiled chicken now. Stir together for a few minutes, then add the stock/soup/and some salt. Once the water starts boiling, add drained rice .Let this cook on high heat for 2-3 minutes then reduce the heat to medium and keep cooking it ,Once you find there is very little water left in the rice, reduce the heat to the lowest for 10 t0 15 mints.serve hot with picklle and raita.

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