Chicken Pulao (Hyderabadi Style)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves:4
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Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stir-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Chicken Pulao is an easy rice recipe made in unique Hyderabadi style. The dish is relished as main course across India and especially in Hyderabad.

A delectable combination of basmati rice and chicken pieces coupled with exotic mix of spices create a combination that is hard to resist. Mostly roadside dhabas or stalls offer this dish for lunchtime. The marinated chicken with spices is what ups the taste quotient of this dish. It tastes best with the yoghurt and made with easy stir fry te
chnique.

If you are looking for how to make this authentic Hyderabadi chicken rice dish, follow our step by step instruction guide below. The pictures are shown to make things even easier for you.

Take a look at more Main Recipes. You may also want to try Healthy Choora Dahi, Best Veg schezwan fried rice, Easy Udupi Dosa

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Ingredients

How to Make Chicken Pulao (Hyderabadi Style)

  • Crush ginger and garlic coarsely.
  • Marinate the chicken pieces with red chilli powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, salt and half the paste of crushed ginger and garlic. Keep it aside.
  • Take oil in a pan. When it is hot, add the bay leaf, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and star anise.
  • Then add the green chillies and onions and fry till the onions are transparent.
  • Now add the marinated chicken pieces and fry them for some time. Add 2 tsp of curd and cook till the chicken is half cooked.
  • Add rice and 2.5 cups of water and a pinch of turmeric powder, the rest of the crushed ginger and garlic paste and salt. Cook till the rice is cooked, stirring a little in between.