Chana and Chicken Pulao/Murgh Kabuli Chana Pulao/Pilaf Recipe

This pulao is a protein rich tasty one pot meal serve it with raita it taste yummy no less than a biryani .Chicken is my fav and so are Chana/Gram but i love the Desi ones more.I  read of many Chana pulaos on the net and thought of giving it a try my way.Now i had marinated some chicken breast  in green masala and kept it ready in the fridge which really saved lot of time
.So I  just soaked chanas and used the chicken and this delicious pulao was ready.

This Chana and Chicken Pulao went really well with onion and tomato raita.It was a very satisfying one pot meal .There is nothing fancy used in this Chicken and Chana Pulao .I just added fried onions/barista for a nice taste.Do try this easy and delicious pulao which gets ready within 30 mins if you have soaked chanas and marinated chicken ahead. Make it in a pressure cooker as I did cos it saves time and is best when you are pressed with time.

1 cup boiled kabuli chana/chick peas
250 gms chicken breast /boneless chicken
2 med sized onions sliced thinly
1 1/2 cup basmati rice
2 tbsp oil
3-4 tbsp curds
1/2 tsp haldi/turmeric powder
1 tsp chicken masala/biryani masala powder
2 1/2 -3 cups hot water

for the chicken marination
4-5 cloves
4-5 green chillies/as needed
1 inch Cinnamon
8-9 black pepper
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 cup coriander leaves
1/2 tsp cumin seeds

For the chicken 

  • Wash the chicken breast pat dry apply salt and keep aside
  • Grind everything under the chicken marination with little water to a paste
  • Apply the paste to the chicken and keep aside
  • This can be freezed in  airtight container for a week
  • When required remove the container bring it at room temperature and use the chicken for pulao/just fry/steam.

  • Soak the chana/chickpeas overnight and pressure cook with salt and water for 2-3 whistles.

  • Wash and Soak 1 1/2 cup rice for 10-15 mins

  • In a pressure cooker vessel add 2 tbsp oil and add sliced onions and fry over med flame till the onions turn golden brown .
  • Add the marinated chicken pieces along with the masala and saute for 4-5 min over med flame.
  • Add the curds and the masala powder and saute for 2-3 minutes.

  • Mix in the soaked rice and saute for 3-4 mins
  • Mix the boiled chanas/chickpeas
  • Add hot water

  • Cover the pressure cooker with the lid and cook over medium heat for 2 whistles
  • Release the pressure then open the lid,fluff the rice with fork .
  • Serve hot with onion tomato or boondi raita .

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  1. Rich again? Yes my kind of dish. Awesome flavours.

  2. I like that it is so flavorful and loaded with protein!

  3. lot of protein in one meal...

  4. Very flavourful, delicious and totally filling meal!!

  5. What a lovely combo.. will try to add chana when I make .. I like pulaos and biriyanis.

  6. Can I make only chicken pulao