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23 February, 2013

Pressure Cooked Chicken Pulao - One Pot Meal

23 February, 2013

 Pressure Cooked Chicken Pulao - One Pot Meal 

Yesterday, I was delivered a surprise on behalf of my husband- a new pressure cooker. Its a Prestige apple with an induction base. I love the colour of the pressure cooker. Plus, its multipurpose-induction and gas. I simply don't know, but I love this pressure cooker. It looks so interesting and cool !
My new pressure cooker
 Well, I guess I am getting too much carried away with my pressure cooker. So, let me get to the point. As I got it only yesterday, I innaugarated it today by making delicious chicken pulao for lunch. The aroma filled the whole house. This pulao is quite easy to make in a very short time using a pressure cooker. As it is a one-pot-meal, it doesn't need to be accompanied by other side dishes and consists of almost all the nutrients- carbohydrates, proteins, fats etc. On busy days, when you don't have time to cook much, just make this and have a delicious and simple meal. (and don't forget to comment or subscribe! Njoy!)

Pressure Cooked Chicken Pulao - One Pot Meal


For Marination

  • Chicken - 500 gms
  • Curd - 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp

Other Ingredients:

  • Basmati Rice - 2 cups
  • Onion - 2 (sliced)
  • Tomato - 1 (sliced)
  • Ginger - 1" piece
  • Garlic - 5 pods
  • Red chilli powder- 1 tsp.
  • Green chillies(Chopped)- 2-3
  • Ghee - 3tbsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cashew & raisins - 1/4 cup
  • Whole spices -(cardamom-4/5, cloves - 3/4, cinnamon, bay leaves - 2/3)
  • Star anise- 2 (Optional)
  • Salt and Sugar to taste


1.Wash and soak basmati rice 10/15 mins. then drain the water and keep aside.
2. In a bowl marinate the chicken with curd, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt.
3. In a deep frying pan heat 1tbsp of ghee and oil and add the finely sliced onions and fry on medium heat till it turns brownish. To it add the sliced tomatoes and cook for 2-3 mins.
4. When the onion and tomato mixes nicely add ginger garlic paste,red chilli powder, chopped green chilli and saute for a few mins. 
5. Now add the marinated chicken pieces and combine nicely and cook on medium heat for 4-5 mins.
6. Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pressure cooker and add the cashew and raisins, when they turn light brownish keep them aside. 
7. In the same ghee add the whole spices, and when they splutter add the soaked rice and shallow fry for 4-5 mins.
8. Finally add the cooked chicken, salt and sugar. Mix and add 2 1/2 cups of water and close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
9. When the pressure turns off, gently combine the rice with a fork. Garnish with the fried cashew and raisins and ghee on top.
10. Serve the yummy chicken pulao hot with cucumber-onion raita.

Step 2 & 5
Step 3 & 4
Step 6, 7, & 8 

Sending to: Indrani's Spotlight: One Pot Meal


  1. yummy chicken pulao,love the cooker

  2. Wow, that's cool! Congrats on receiving a new gift from your Hubby :)

    I liked the color too! And what a brilliant way to inaugurate it!!! Delicious pulao!

    Thanks for stopping by my page!!! :)

  3. Wow ur new pressure cooker looks great... N your pulao looks great...
    New to this place, when u get time drop at mine...

    href="http://akilaskitchen.blogspot.sg/2012/12/dish-name-starts-with-q.html" > Event: Dish name starts with Q till Feb 28th</a

  4. I've yet to purchase a pressure cooker, but it certainly turned out a wonderful sounding meal for you! Love all the delicious spices you've used in this recipe! :)

  5. Hi Rita! This looks amazing! I love anything one pot and I love all the spices. When you say curd for the marinade is that the same as yogurt? Have a wonderful week!

  6. Thank you Jen and Serena and Serena, curd does mean yoghurt.

  7. Wow Rita, so cute looking pressure cooker, so pretty color, thanks for sharing ur recipe with Spotlight, tumi kolkatai thako?, amio kolkatai achi last 1 year.

  8. Rita, another thing is that, tomake amar event page er link ta ei post e include korte habe, je you are sending this to Spotlight : One pot meal event and link with the phrase, Spotlight : One pot meal as you did with other events, you know just for people to know about my event

  9. Thank you Indrani and I had linked your logo and event. At first, I email-ed you but you did not link, most probably because my mail was not working properly. So,I removed it. I've given it back.

  10. Hai Rita,
    definiely bookmarking this post. Its such a time saver...will surely try. thanks for sharing. Do visit my space as well ..


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