Chicken Pulao (Murghi Pulao)

Chicken pulao recipe is a very tasty Pakistani rice dish. Made with chicken and rice, it delivers an amazing taste which is famous in whole world. Let's learn how to make chicken pulao at Find the recipe below.

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Rice: 8 oz.
Yellow Food Colouring
1 Chicken
Chicken Stock: ¾ Pint (U.S. 2 cups)
Chilli Powder: 1 TSP
Ground Cinnamon: ½ TSP
Crushed Black Pepper: 1 TSP
Ground Cummin Seeds: ½ TSP
Ground Cloves: ½ TSP
Yogurt: 1 Carton
Salt to Taste
Oil for Frying
Saffron: ½ TSP
(Soaked Lemon Juice)
Raisins: 2 oz.
Almonds: 2 oz.
Sliced Onions: 8 oz.
Potatoes: 4 oz.
Garam Masala: 1 TSP

Cooked Peas: 4 oz.
How to make Chicken Pulao (Murghi Pulao)


* Wash rice and soak for 30 minutes and then par¬boil.
* Add yellow colouring to half the rice and keep aside.
* Simmer the chicken gently in the stock until tender.
* Remove the chicken from the pan, save the liquid, joint the chicken.
* Now mix the next five ingredients with the yoghurt and salt. * Coat the chicken pieces with the mixture.
* Put a little oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken gently.
* Add half the saffron, remove the mixture from the pan and set aside.
* Fry raisins and almonds.
* Fry onions and potatoes.
* Put layers of yellow-coloured rice, half the onions, potatoes and white rice, each sprinkled with a little garam masala, into an oven-proof dish.
* Top with the chicken joints. Cover with ½ pint (U.S. 1 ¼ cups) of the reserved chicken stock, season and cover with lid or foil.
* Cook in a moderate oven (350° F. — Gas Mark 4) till rice is cooked and all liquid absorbed.
* Transfer to a serving dish and add the peas.

Chicken Pulao is a Pakistani rice dish which is not only popular in Pakistan and India but also zealously eaten in various countries of the world. Cooking a chicken pulao involves chicken and rice as main ingredients and further it requires chili powder, cinnamon, black pepper, cloves, yogurt, lemon juice, saffron, almonds, raisins, onions and potatoes.

In Pakistani culture, cooking pulao recipes on Friday with chicken is a common practice. House women start preparing rice since the morning and when men come back home after Jumma prayer, a fragrant pot of pulao is ready to welcome them. It is a tradition of Pakistani culture. offers an easy pulao recipe which is very delicious to eat and simple to make as well. You can cook chicken pulao in rice cooker or in an ordinary pan however the recipe given here uses a simple pan which is always available in every home. You can easily make a chicken palau recipe with the instructions given above. Cook the recipe of palau and enjoy a nice rice meal today.

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Personally I like Chicken Pulao (Murghi Pulao) to enjoy at home, I also like to make it myself. However my mom likes other dishes from Indian Recipes.

  • Mahnoor, Karachi

palao taste is very good. whenever i make biryani and next time when i make chicken palao , my kids always appreciate the taste of palao and ask me to make it again. also my husband like it with my hand.

  • Mumtaz, Hyderabad