Chicken Kheema Pulao Recipe | Flavour Diary

Chicken Kheem Pulao recipe

Have you heard about chicken kheema/mince, nope i don't until we moved to UK. Back in india i was only familar with lamb kheema. I love the way my mom makes Kheema Fry along with rasam or dal, its delicious. Few days back when my dear sis send me kheema fry pic, i thought i should post kheema fry next. Preparing 2 or 3 dishes for dinner was out of scope as i was tired, so i went for simpler option and made pulao and Boondi Raita . 
Kheema pulao is easy to make and uses very few ingredients. Even without any spice mixes its delicious and light to eat.Instead of chicken you can make use of lamb mince/kheema.

Level: Easy
Preparation time: 10 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Serves: 4

Chicken Kheema/Mince: 400 gm
Basmati Rice: 3 cups (approx 600gm)
Water: 4 1/2 cups
Onion: 200gm (1 large)
Ginger Garlic Paste: 2 tablespoon
Choped Coriander/Kothimir : 1/2 cup
Mint/Pudina leaves: 1/4 cup
Green Chillies: 4-5 in number (adjust according to spice level)
Oil: 6 tablespoons
Salt to taste
Whole spices:
Shahizeera: 1/2 teaspoon
Cardamom/eliachi pods: 4 in number
Cinamon/ dalchini : 1 inch stick
Clove/laung: 7-8 in number


Finely chop the onion length wise.
Chop Coriander and separate the mint leaves from stem.
Cut the green chillies in halfs.
Wash and soak the rice in water.

In a big bowl add oil. Add whole spices and cook for a minute.
Add onions and cook until transparent and light brown as in fig below.

Add Green chillies and kheema. Fry until pink colour is turned brown and all water vanishes. Make sure the chicken doesn't form lumps, if lumps form break it.

Add Salt, Mint, chopped coriander, water(4 1/2 cups) and drained rice. Do the taste test..Adjust the salt.

You can transfer the mixture to rice cooker and cook.
Or you can use pressure cooker and hear one whistle, once cooled open the lid. 
Or If you are using pot for cooking then, when the water boils then simmer to low flame and cook for 10-15 mins until the rice is cooked.

Serve with Raita or Masala Curry.

Wanna try....let set go....

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