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Cranberry Chicken Pulao

Updated: Apr 11

This week, we are spotlighting another participant of Homechef Season 2 and sharing her recipes with you. We bring you Cranberry Chicken Pulao, a recipe by one of our finalist's taste.tales. Cranberry Chicken pulao is filled with flavours and incorporates the nutritious benefits of cranberries, adding a healthy twist to your meal.


Cranberry Chicken Pulao
Cranberry Chicken Pulao

The pulao tastes best when accompanied by mirchi salan or raita and is an ideal meal for dinner gatherings.

Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Difficulty: Expert


Ingredients for Cranberry Chicken Pulao

  • P Mark Kachi Ghani Mustard oil: 2 tbsp

  • Cranberries: ½ cup + 2 tbsp for garnish

  • Chicken Leg: 500 grams (boneless)

  • Basmati Rice: 2 cups (washed, soaked for 20 minutes and drained)

  • Cloves: 3-4

  • Black Peppercorns: 6-7

  • Cinnamon Stick: 2 inch (broken)

  • Fried Onions: 1¼ cups

  • Ginger garlic chilli paste - 1½ tbsp

  • Turmeric Powder: ¼ tbsp

  • Red Chilli Powder: 1½ tbsp

  • Cumin Powder: ½ tsp

  • Coriander Powder: 1 tsp

  • Fresh Coriander: 2 tbsp (chopped)

  • Fresh Mint Leaves: 8-10

  • Fresh tomato puree: 1 cup

  • Meat Masala: 1½ tsp

  • Salt: According to taste

Method for Cranberry Chicken Pulao

  1. Heat mustard oil in a non-stick wide pan. Add cloves, black peppercorns, and cinnamon sticks and sauté till fragrant.

  2. Add 1 cup fried onions and ½ cup US Cranberries and sauté on medium heat for 1-2 minutes.

  3. Add ginger garlic chilli paste, mix, and cook for a minute. Add chicken and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

  4. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and 1 tablespoon coriander leaves. Add some fresh Dhania leaves.

  5. Add salt, mix, cover, and cook for 1-2 minutes.

  6. Add fresh tomato puree, mix and cook for 1 minute.

  7. Add Basmati rice and gently toss. Adjust salt, meat masala and gently mix.

  8. Add 3 cups hot water, mix and sprinkle remaining fried onion, coriander leaves, and cranberries cover with a lid, and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes.

  9. Switch the heat off, and open the lid just before serving. Transfer to a serving plate, and garnish with fried onions, dhania/mint leaves, and Cranberries.

  10. Your Cranberry Chicken Pulao is ready!

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