Recipes - Pudina Murg Pulav


750 gms chicken, cut into 8 pieces

2 cups basmati rice

3 tbsp ghee

5 cups water

3 bay leaves

4 cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

4 green chillies

2” piece ginger

1 tsp. jeera powder

1 tsp chilli powder

1½ tsp. coriander powder

4 black cardamoms

1 tsp. garam masala

3 onions, finely sliced

1 tomato, finely chopped

¼ bunch coriander leaves, chopped

½ cup mint leaves, chopped

Salt as per taste.



Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes. Drain water and set aside. Boil chicken pieces with cinnamon, cloves, black cardamom, ginger and a little salt in 5-cups of water. Cook until just tender. Remove from fire, strain and reserve the chicken pieces and stock separately.  Discard whole spices along with ginger piece. Heat ghee in a heavy bottom vessel. Fry sliced onions until golden brown.  Add green chillies, chopped tomato, chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves. Saute until light brown, add chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala,  jeera powder and salt.  Add 4 cups of stock  and add strained rice along with chicken and bring to a boil.. Cover and cook over medium flame until the liquid gets absorbed.  Add little stock if the rice is not cooked.  Serve along with raita. 

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  • Veena Furtado, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 23 2014

    Thank you :)

  • Jeevan, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Sep 22 2014

    Fantastic recipe...

  • Joilet lewis, Udupi/dubai

    Mon, Sep 08 2014

    I made pudina pulav with prawns n it tasted superb

  • Suraj, Dubai

    Sat, Feb 02 2013

    Hmmmm! looks stealer..Should try soon

  • Veena Furtado, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 01 2013

    Thank you joyce

  • joyce, Mangalore/Toronto

    Wed, Jan 16 2013

    What a delicious recipe!!! I have prepared it countless times and passed it on to countless friends who just love it. Easiest ever and even better if you substitute prawns for chicken.

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