How to cook chicken Pulao – Easy and quick non-vegetarian chicken pulao recipe

Chicken Pulao is favorite food for all. It is very spicy and delicious recipe easy to prepare at home. Let us see how to cook chicken Pulao.


  • Chicken leg pieces- 500gms
  • Basmati rice- 2cups
  • Ginger and garlic paste- 5 spoons
  • Onion slices- 1cup
  • Red chilli powder- 1 spoon
  • Tomato slices- 1cup
  • Green chillies cut into long halves- 4
  • Biryani masala- ½ spoon
  • Cinnamon- 2 small sticks
  • Cardamom- 4
  • Bay leaves- 2
  • Cloves- 6
  • Cumin seeds- 1 spoon
  • Yoghurt- ½ cup
  • Lemon juice- 1spoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Carrot slices- ¼ cup
  • Spring onions – 2
  • Coriander leaves- 1 cup


Step 1: Take a bowl, add chicken pieces, red chilli powder, salt and mix it well.

Step 2: Add two spoons of ginger and garlic paste and mix it well.

Step 3: Marinate the chicken for 15min.

Step 4: Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, cloves, green cardamom, bay leaves and cinnamon. Sauté them well for flavour.

Step 5: Add onions and fry them till they turn into brown colour.

Step 6: Add tomato and green chillies, remaining ginger and garlic paste. Sauté it for 10min.

Step 7: Add yogurt, pinch salt and sauté it for 5min.

Step 8: Add washed basmati rice and chicken pieces and mix it well.

Step 9: Add coriander leaves and mix it well.

Step 10: Add  3 1/2 cup water and boil the rice at low flame.

Step 11: Serve chicken Pulao in a plate.

Enjoy the taste of spicy chicken Pulao!!