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Green Chicken Pulao

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Green Chicken Pulao
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This is my Mother-in-law's recipe and I distinctly remember overeating when she made it for me the first time! As tasty as a Biryani (special-ocassion rice and meat or veg dish) but far simpler and quicker to prepare. Try it, you will defnitely like it! Green Chicken Pulao is best made in a pressure cooker.


  • 1kg chicken pieces of your choice
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • 1 large bunch coriander, roots and thick stems removed (approximately 150 gms/ 0.33 lbs)
  • 1 large bunch mint, roots and thick stems removed (approximately 150 gms/ 0.33 lbs)
  • 3 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 large onions sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 tsps ginger paste
  • 2 cups coconut milk (approx)
  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped fresh coriander to garnish
  • Lime/ lemon wedges to squeeze over Pulao and garnish


  • Wash and then grind the coriander and mint leaves together in a food processor to get a smooth paste. Add as little water as possible to do this.
  • Cook the chicken with 2 cups of water, salt to taste and a pinch of turmeric till tender. This is quickest when done in a pressure cooker.
  • When cooked, remove from the pressure cooker and keep the stock from the chicken aside.
  • Heat the oil in the pressure cooker, add the cloves and then the sliced onions. Fry onions till soft.
  • Add the ginger, garlic pastes and the mint-coriander paste. Stir and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Pour in the coconut milk and stock. The correct ratio is one cup of rice to 1 cup of stock and 1 cup of coconut milk. Bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, add salt to taste, the meat and rice.
  • Close the pressure cooker and cook on high till the first steam release (whistle). Reduce to a simmer and cook till another steam release/whistle.
  • Release steam and open pressure cooker.
  • Spoon onto plates, garnish with the chopped coriander and a squeeze of lime/lemon and serve.
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 4 out of 5
Chicken Green Pulao, Member Nannsu

I tried this recipie , it tastes yammy. The best part of this recipie is that you need not add the ready made masala. I had added 3 chicken cubes for 1 Kg rice, it give a a good flavour to it. Tried doing it , simple and fast.

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