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Chicken Dal Pulao

Chicken Dal Pulao

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 5

Cook Time : 15

Total Time : 20

Ingredients

Serves 3

  • 25u0 gms Chicken

  • 1/4 cup Toor dal

  • 1.5 cup basmati rice

  • 1 small bay leaf

  • 1 small cinnamon stick

  • 3 green cardamom

  • 4 cloves

  • 2 onion thinly sliced

  • 1 tomato thinly sliced

  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

  • 2 green chilly whole

  • 1 small pinch turmeric powder

  • 1/4 tsp chilly powder

  • 1/2 tsp garam Masala powder

  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder

  • 3 tbsp curd

  • 1 tbsp salt or as per taste

  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

  • 3 tbsp oil

  • 2 and 1/4 cup water approx

  • For Cucumber Bell Pepper Raita : 1 cup curd / yogurt

  • 1 small english cucumber chopped

  • 1/2 cup yellow and green bell pepper chopped

  • 1 small onion chopped

  • 1-2 green chilly chopped

Directions

  • 01

    Wash the basmati rice and dal and soak them in some water and keep aside. 

  • 02

    In a pressure cooker heat the oil. Add the whole spices and let it crackle. 

  • 03

    Add ginger garlic paste, onion, green chillies and saute for a min. Add tomatoes and saute for a min. 

  • 04

    Add the masala powders and mix well. Add the chicken, salt to taste, curd and mix well. Cover and cook for about 5-10 mins. 

  • 05

    Meantime while cooking the chicken, you can make ready the raita. Take the curd and beat it with a spoon to make it smooth. Add the remaining ingredients, mix well, garnish with mint sprig and keep aside. 

  • 06

    Now add the soaked rice and dal, chopped coriander leaves, water and pressure cook for 3 whistles and take off the heat. 

  • 07

    Let the pressure release by itself. Open and fluff it with a fork and serve with raita. I served it hot with cucumber bell pepper raita. 

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