Chicken Saver Pulao


A delicacy of Islamabad, Pakistan, famous among all Pakistani around the globe, Saver Pulao has a unique Spicy flavour and aroma but its very mild and extremely flavorful. Apart from deep frying the chicken and some spices, it is as simple as normal pulao.

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 kg chicken cut into Pulao cut
  • 3 standard cups rice
  • 7 cups water
  • 2 tbspns fresh ginger juliennes
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • Some chopped green chillies
  • Some green chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup oil (for pulao)
  • Some oil for deep frying the chicken

GARAM MASALA FOR STOCK

  • 2 tbspns saunf (fennel seeds)
  • 2 tbspns coriander seeds
  • 1 bay leaf

GARAM MASALA FOR PULAO

  • 1 tspn zeera (cumin seeds)
  • 2 -4 cloves
  • A piece of cinnamon
  • 2 black cardamoms
  • 2 green cardamoms

Procedure:

-Soak the rice for 30 minutes.

-Meanwhile, In a thick bottomed pan, put chicken pieces, garam masala for stock, salt and water and boil until the chicken is 75% cooked (changes the colour and remains in shape) and smells like spicy stock.

-Take out the chicken pieces from the stock and deep fry until they are light golden. Then keep aside till needed.

-Strain the stock and discard the residue. We will need 6.5 cups of this stock for 3 cups of soaked rice.

-Now in a separate pan (deep and good for cooking rice), heat oil and fry onion. When they start getting the colour, add ginger juliennes and Garam masala for pulao and fry until the onion gets golden brown.

-Now add tomatoes and cook on medium high flame until they are soft. Now add fried chicken and mix. Cook uncovered until the tomatoes are mashed up.

-Add the stock and bring it to a boil. Then add the soaked rice (after taking out the water they are soaked in already) and give it a gentle stir. When the rice starts to absorb water cover it with the lid and cook on low heat until the rice is done and no water remains.

-Serve hot with mint raita and salad.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. skd
    Apr 16, 2015 @ 21:17:21

    Delllliciousss…..

    Reply

  2. luran
    Apr 18, 2015 @ 01:58:34

    is this Chicken with bone or without bone?

    Reply

  3. Habiba
    Apr 22, 2015 @ 21:36:51

    Ooh Savour pulao has been popular in our house, but now we’re obsessed with Habibi’s kabuli pulao! Still, I’m pinning this to try 🙂

    Reply

  4. Rabia
    Aug 16, 2016 @ 21:10:51

    Which kind of rice we use for this pulao?

    Reply

  5. Mishal
    Sep 30, 2017 @ 20:04:40

    Hey planning on trying this! What exactly is the measurement for the cups used for rice

    Reply

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