Murgh Pulao (Indian Chicken With Basmati Rice)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
30 mins
40 mins

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

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