Afghani Chicken Pulau (Step By Step Photos)

afghani dish for lunch

Afghani Chicken Pulau (Step By Step Photos)

afghani dish for lunch

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Rice

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By Lakshmi Ram Nair

Published On: 09 Nov 2013

Rating: 4
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45 Minutes
Served : 5
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Ingredients

  • To Be Powdered-
    1 tsp. black pepper powder
    ¼ tsp. cardamom powder
    ¼ tsp. cinnamon powder
    ¼ tsp. garam masala powder
    1 level tbsp. freshly roasted cumin seeds
    powdered
    1 level tbsp. freshly roasted coriander seeds
    powdered
    Other-
    1 chicken
    skin removed and cut into 8-10 pieces
    ½ cup oil
    1 green chilli
    halved
    1 tbsp. ginger paste
    1 tbsp. garlic paste
    5 onions
    finely sliced
    3 cups rice
    1 tbsp. white vinegar
    salt to taste

Directions (Click image to enlarge it)

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Step 1 Afghani Chicken Pulau  (Step By Step Photos) Recipe

Step 1

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Step 2 Afghani Chicken Pulau  (Step By Step Photos) Recipe

Step 2

Heat the oil in a pan, fry the onions until golden. Remove and drain the fried onions.

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Step 3 Afghani Chicken Pulau  (Step By Step Photos) Recipe

Step 3

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Step 4 Afghani Chicken Pulau  (Step By Step Photos) Recipe

Step 4

In the same pan, with the oil still hot, add the chicken marinated with ginger and garlic pastes and half tsp. salt. Fry the chicken on high heat until the meat changes color, about 5 minutes.

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Step 6 Afghani Chicken Pulau  (Step By Step Photos) Recipe

Step 6

Add half of the fried onions and 1 tbsp from the powdered spices. Give everything a stir and then add 1 cup of water. Lower the heat and let the chicken simmer gently, covered on low heat until the chicken is tender.

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Step 7 Afghani Chicken Pulau  (Step By Step Photos) Recipe

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Step 8

In the meantime, prepare the rice. Soak the rice for at least 30 minutes. In a big pan of water, add some salt and the vinegar plus the green chilli. Once the water comes to a boil, drain the pre-soaked rice and cook it in the boiling water until it is about three-quarters done. Drain away the excess water from the rice.

Step 9

Step 10

take a big pan, pour in half the cooked rice. Then layer the chicken with its masala over the rice, sprinkle the reserved half of the fried onions and the remaining powdered spices. Layer the remaining rice on top of the chicken. Cover the pan with a tight lid. Place on low heat and steam for about 15 minutes

Step 11

Serve Hot..

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