Chicken Pulao

Chicken Pulao

If you love Biriyani, you’ll love chicken pulao! This Indian delicacy features soft chicken with a spicy pull and handpicked herbs & spices in fragrant Basmati rice.

  • Recipe serves:4
  • Preparation Time20 Minutes
  • Cooking Time30 Minutes


  • 500g Basmati Rice
  • 500g boneless chicken
  • 150g carrots, diced
  • 100g green peas
  • 2 onions, cut lengthwise
  • 2-3 chillies, cut lengthwise
  • 1 tomato, cut into small pieces
  • 2 Knorr Chicken Cubes
  • A handful of coriander leaves, chopped
  • A handful of mint leaves
  • 2 cups yoghurt
  • 3 tablespoons Astra
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 2-3 cardamoms
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  • Cook rice separately and set aside.
  • Melt Astra in a pan. Fry bay leaves, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon.
  • Add onions and chillies and fry on low heat until onions turn brown. Add ginger and garlic. Fry until fragrant.
  • Then add tomato, carrots, green peas and fry for 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken, Knorr Chicken Cubes and yoghurt. Fry for another few minutes. Add mint leaves.
  • Cover and cook until the gravy becomes semi-solid, then mix in cooked rice and coriander leaves.
  • Remove the bay leaf before serving.
  • This Indian chicken and veg party food recipe is the perfect substitute for Biriyani!