Chicken Kebab Pulao

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • For Pulao:
  • Basmati rice - 2 cups
  • Ghee - 1/3 cup
  • onion - 1 cup, sliced
  • garlic - 2 tsp, minced
  • cloves - 6
  • cardamoms - 6
  • cinnamon - 2 sticks, 5 cm each
  • mace - 2 blades
  • saffron - a big pinch (soaked in little milk)
  • raisins - 2 tbsp
  • almonds - 2 tbsp (blanched and sliced)
  • For chicken:
  • chicken - 1 small, about 750 gm
  • turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • coriander powder - one and a half tsp
  • black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • poppy seeds - 1 tbsp
  • almonds - 1 tbsp
  • curds - 1/2 cup
  • oil or Ghee - 5 to 6 tbsp
  • onion - 1/2 cup, sliced
  • garlic - 4 flakes, chopped
  • salt to taste

How to Make Chicken Kebab Pulao

  • For Pulao:
  • Wash the rice well. Drain completely.
  • Add 4 cups of water and soak for 1/2 hour.
  • Heat the Ghee in a thick bottomed pan.
  • Add all the ingredients from onion to mace.
  • Fry till the onion is golden brown.
  • Add the rice with the soaking water. Add salt.
  • Crush the soaked saffron in milk and add to rice.
  • When the water begins to boil, cover the pan tightly and lower the flame.
  • Leave undisturbed till the water is absorbed and rice is cooked.
  • Fry the raisins and almonds in a table spoon of Ghee (extra) and mix gently in the rice without breaking the grains.
  • For chicken:
  • Clean the chicken and wipe dry. Prick all over with a fork.
  • Powder poppy seeds and almonds together. Mix them with rest of the Masala, curd and salt.
  • Rub some of this paste inside the chicken.
  • Fill the chicken with some of the Pulao and truss securely.
  • Rub some of the curd mixture over it.
  • Heat the Ghee or oil in a Kadai. Fry onion and garlic. Add the chicken and fry, turning the birds carefully a couple of time.
  • When the chicken is browned, add the remaining curd mixture.
  • Cover and simmer till the chicken is cooked.
  • To serve, arrange the Pulao on a serving dish.
  • Untruss the chicken and place over the Pulao.
  • Pour the gravy from the Kadai over it.

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