Chicken Pilau

This is only the second time I’ve tried Chicken Pilau and it was awesome. It’s a lot simpler than you think, so give it a go!

My brother asked if this is a new funky name for Biryani ??
I used Chicken pieces, not fillet. I did not use Mix veg only grated carrots


500g chicken fillet cut up in bite size pieces
1 curry spoon ready fried onions
1/2 cup sour milk /yogurt
1/4 cup fresh cream
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp green chili paste
3 small tomatoes grated
1 sachet tomato paste 2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp Osmans Rustenburg chili powder
2 tsp Kashmiri chili powder
1 tsp dhania jeero
1 tsp gurum masala
1/2 tsp saffron essence
1 tsp crushed jeero
4 whole elachi
1 stick cinnamon
( Marinate the chicken with all these ingredients)



Potatoes cut into bite-size pieces
1 cup of mix veg
2 1/2 cups rice cooked until almost done
1 cup grated carrots are added when cooking the rice.


1/4 cup ghee
1/4 cup oil

Topping for rice:
1 tbs ghee
Fried onions
1/4 tsp saffron essence
1/2 cup cold water

Boiled eggs

Marinate the chicken with all the ingredients besides the potatoes and rice.
Heat ghee and oil in a pot.
Cook the chicken on high heat for 5 minutes.
Add potatoes and mix veg.
Sprinkle the dhania over.
Layer with precooked rice.
Add the topping over the rice.
Steam in a preheated oven at 180 °C for 45 minutes.
Garnish with boiled eggs and serve with mayonnaise.

Recipe credit: By cooking and baking creations
Chicken Pilau Prepared tried and tested Melanie Kramar

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