Chicken Pulav

Chicken pulav is one of our favourite dish for lunch especially when we don't feel like having curry along with rice .

The  fresh green masala gives this pulav very nice flavor and lovely colour,  it taste very good with some raita  and best thing is it gets ready in few minutes  in a pressure cooker .

So this is  perfect dish when you want something yummy which gets ready  in less time.if the masala is made and kept in fridge it barely takes some time to prepare this.

Ingredients:
1/2 kg boneless chicken cut in small pieces.
1 tsp lime juice
1//4 tsp turmeric powder
2cups  basmati rice soaked for about 15min.
2 onion finely sliced
fistful of coriander leaves
few sprigs of mint leaves
4-5 green chillies
4-5 garlic cloves
 1 inch ginger
1 tsp garam masala powder
2 bay leaves
 1/2 tsp shahi jeera
  1 tomato chopped
2 potato quartered
1.5tbsp oil/ghee
salt to taste.


Method:

Wash the chicken pieces well and drain all excess water.

Marinate with salt, turmeric powder and lime juice and keep aside for 15 minutes.

Wash and soak rice for 15minutes.

Grind coriander, mint leaves , ginger garlic and chilli to  fine smooth paste.

Heat the pressure cooker vessel and add the oil

Once the oil is hot enough add the bay leaves and shahi jeera.

Then add the sliced onion and fry till soft and translucent.

Then add the chopped tomato and fry well till soft.

Then add the chicken pieces and fry well for 5 minutes.

Now add the green masala paste and garam masala powder and fry well for 2 to 3 min.

Then add the soaked rice ,remove all the water before adding  and fry well for sometime.

Add  hot water and add salt as needed and the  quartered potato pieces.

Cove the lid and Cook over high flame and bring it to full cooking pressure.

Then lower the flame and cook for 3 minutes.

Switch of the gas and release the steam pressure and open the lid.

Garnish with fried onions.

Serve hot with  raita .


 
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