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    Murgh Pulao (Indian Chicken With Basmati Rice)

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    1 hrs 10 mins

    30 mins

    40 mins

    The Wallaces's Note:

    Posted for ZWT6. Adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor's website.

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    1. 1
      Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces and place in a bowl.
    2. 2
      Add 1/2 tsp cayenne, salt, half the ginger paste, half the garlic paste and mix. Marinate for fifteen to twenty minutes.
    3. 3
      Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, cloves, green cardamoms, bay leaves and cinnamon. Sauté till fragrant.
    4. 4
      Add onions and sauté until lightly browned.
    5. 5
      Add the remaining ginger paste, garlic paste and cayenne. Stir and sauté for two minutes.
    6. 6
      Add tomatoes, salt, yogurt and continue to sauté for two minutes.
    7. 7
      Add rice, marinated chicken pieces and cilantro and mix well.
    8. 8
      Add chicken stock (or vegetable stock) and bring it to a boil.
    9. 9
      Cover, reduce heat and let it cook till both the chicken and rice are done.
    10. 10
      Serve hot.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 09, 2010


      This was good! I had a craving for Indian food, and this definitely met it. I cut this in half, as only two of us were eating. I used fresh garlic, ginger, and bay leaf; but otherwise made as directed. The quantity of oil seemed very heavy to me, and while the onions were cooking, I ended up draining off almost 3/4 of the oil that I'd started with, so next time I'll cut it down to 1 Tablespoon for a half recipe. I used boneless skinless breast, but next time I'll use thighs, as they have more flavor, and also add more cumin and cardamom- personal preference; and less cayenne- again, just personal preference. Thanks for posting a very yummy dish!

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    • on June 02, 2010

      An easy mild chicken and rice. Cooking the rice with the chicken and oil left it a little gummy for my taste, but the other half of my household likes it better that way. I had a little trouble sauteing the bay leaf in hot oil - perhaps a fresh bay leaf was intended, not dried? With the dried, I would add it later, with the rice and chicken.

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    • on June 01, 2010


      Very nice dish I make something similar to this but Egyptian. I used all legs only because it was that or boneless chicken tenders. Very nice and easy. I love one dish meals. Thank you made for ZWT6 by a fellow Looney Spoon.

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    Nutritional Facts for Murgh Pulao (Indian Chicken With Basmati Rice)

    Serving Size: 1 (413 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 585.5
    Calories from Fat 269
    Total Fat 29.9 g
    Saturated Fat 7.2 g
    Cholesterol 91.3 mg
    Sodium 269.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 48.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    Sugars 6.5 g
    Protein 29.7 g

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