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Afghani Chicken Pulao

Course Rice
Cuisine Afghani
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 kg chicken cut into meduim peices
  • 3-1/2 cups rice
  • 2 large onions thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 4 cardamoms
  • 1 pc cinnamon
  • 1 tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1.25 litre water
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a sauce pan. Fry the onions till golden brown color.
  • Add the whole spices and ginger garlic paste and saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the chicken, chilli powder and salt and fry for around 10 minutes.
  • Add the water and cook till chicken becomes tender.
  • Add the rice into this now and cook till rice is half done.
  • Now add the carrots and raisins. Cover and cook on slow flame till the rice is completely cooked.
  • Serve hot with raita, pappad and pickle!!! A complete yummy meal in itself!!! :)