Bihar and Jharkhand - Food and Recipe


Spicy Chicken Pulao
मसालेदार चिकेन पुलाव

Contributed by:
Soma Prasad
Soma Prasad


For marination:
Chicken – 500 gm
Garlic paste – 2 tsp
Ginger powder – 1 ½ tsp
Dhania powder – 1 tsp
Meat masala – 1 tsp
Curd – 5 tbsp
Salt to taste

Other ingredients:
Onion – 2 medium, sliced
Basmati rice – 1 ½ cup
Fresh mint leaves – ½ cup, chopped
MDH biryani masala – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Oil – 1 tbsp
Oil – for frying onion
Water – 2 ½ cup
Salt to taste

 Method of Preparation

1. Marinate chicken pieces with marination ingredients for about 30 min.
2. Deep fry sliced half onion in oil till brown and keep aside.
3. Heat oil in pressure cooker and add rest of the onion, fry for 2-3 min.
4. Add the marinated chicken and turmeric powder and cook on mediun heat till it dries and leaves oil from sides.
5. Add rice and biryani powder to the chicken and mix for 1-2 mins.
6. Add chopped mint, mix.
7. Add water, salt and fried onions and pressure cook for about five minutes on low flame after first whistle.
8. Allow the pressure to be released on its own.
9. Mix and serve hot with raita.

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