Minced Chicken Pulao

2tbs oil
1/2tsp cumin seeds
2 green cardamoms
3 cloves
8-10 peppercorns
1 small onion
3-4green chillies or to taste
1tbs ginger-garlic paste
250gms minced chicken
1/4tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2tsp coriander powder
3/4tsp cumin powder
1/2tsp garam masala
1cup basmati rice
2cups water
salt to taste
coriander leaves for garnish

Wash the rice and keep aside to drain.
Heat oil in a thick-bottom pan on medium heat and add the cumin seeds. When done spluttering add the cardamoms, cloves and peppercorns and fry for 30secs.
Then add the onions and green chillies and saute till the onions turn golden brown. 
Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry till the raw smell disappears.
Turn the heat to high and add the chicken. Fry stirring continuously to break any lumps. 
Add the coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder and garam masala and cook till all the water has evaporated and the chicken has browned. 
Add the rice and mix gently. Add water and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 15mins. 
Remove from heat but keep covered for another 10mins.
Fluff up the rice, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with mint raita.


Sending this to "Harvest Festival of Rice" event by Sudeshna.


  1. Hi Poornima,

    I tried your recipe today using vegie mince and adding some vegetable stock for added flavour and it turned out very yummy.

    Think if with chicken mince it would taste more since it would get the essence from chicken..

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks Subhashini, glad you liked the dish. I'm sure there will be a difference when using vegetable and chicken.


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