Pakistani Chicken Pilau

A classic Pakistani dish without chili. This is a perfect dish for kids as there is no chili.

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Chicken – 500 g

Basmati rice – 500 g

Onion – 2

Bay leaf – 1



Water (3 times of rice)

Pakistani Chicken Pilau 3 WM

For Masala

Black pepper corn – 2 tsp

Coriander seeds – 2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 2 tsp

Garlic cloves – 5

Cinnamon – small piece

Black cardamom – 2

Green cardamom – 1

Star anise – 1

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Grind all the ingredients in Masala to powder.

Heat ghee in a pan and add the powdered masala and fry

Add chopped garlic and onions and fry till the onions become dark brown in colour

Into this put the cleaned chicken pieces and mix well and add water and cook till the chicken is half cooked.

Once the chicken is half cooked add the rice and cook till the rice is done well.