Simple Super Delicious Chicken Pilaf in English

Raihana Mulla


This rice has been a family favorite, it has so many spices that are very healthy for you and the rice can be substituted with brown rice or quinoa!


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25 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
  • 4 c
  • 4 small
    potatoes quartered
  • 2 small
    chickens cut and cleaned in 8 pieces
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp
    cumin seeds
  • 7 small
  • 5 medium
  • 1 1/2 c
    crushed fried onions
  • 3 large
    bay leaf
  • 2 small
    dried peppers
  • 1 large
    cinnamon stick
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 pinch
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    ginger and garlic
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    garam masala powder

How to Make Simple Super Delicious Chicken Pilaf in English


  1. In a large pot add the oil, once heated add the cumin seeds, dried peppers, cloves, peppercorns, cardamom, cinnamon, and bay leaves let this fry a little so its fragrant before you add the onions and let this fry a little, by frying the onions till they are dark makes a darker pilaf and if you leave it light the pilaf will be lighter. Next add the chicken and stir fry everything really really well and proceed by adding the garlic and green chutney, yogurt, salt, and lemon juice. Stir everything really well until the colour changes a little then add the potatoes and saute it again for a bit, lastly add the water and rice mixture till it comes to a boil, at this time lower the flame to med low and cover tightly for about 20 min. At this time the all the ingredients in the pilaf should be cooked.

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