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Last Updated Tuesday March 28 2017 11:49 AM IST

Microwave chicken pulao

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Microwave chicken pulao

Having some unexpected guests? Throwing a quickly-planned party at home? The kitchen rush would usually make you go insane as there is little time left and lots of things to take care of before serving the food. Well, not anymore. With this easy microwave chicken pulao recipe, you can do some hands-free cooking and whip up the perfect main course in less than an hour. Only an expert would be able to tell the difference between the pulao cooked on stove and that using a microwave oven.  

Ingredients

1 cup basmati rice, soaked

250 gms of boneless chicken, cut into pieces

½ cup chicken stock

1 onion, chopped

2 tomatoes, chopped

2 tbsp yogurt

2 tbsp ghee

½ tsp chili powder

¼ cup ginger-garlic paste

3 cardamoms

1 inch long cinnamon stick

1 bay leaf

¼ tsp cloves

Salt as required

Preparation

Marinate the chicken with yogurt, ginger-garlic paste sand salt for 1 hour

Mix onions, ghee, cardamoms, cinnamon, bay leaf and cloves together in a large microwave safe bowl

Cook them in the microwave oven at 'high' for 2 minutes

Add chili powder and tomatoes to the bowl

Mix well and cook them again in the oven at 'high' for 5 minutes

Now add the marinated chicken to the bowl

Cover the bowl and cook at 'high' for 4 minutes
Add cleaned rice and salt to the bowl

Pour in the chicken stock

Cover the bowl, put it back to the oven at 'high' for 20 minutes
Take the bowl out, sprinkle some ghee over the pulao

Serve hot with a raita of your choice

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