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Chicken Tomato Pulao

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Don't get confused with the name ! 

Last Wednesday was Sanshu's 3rd B'day. We arranged a party at home for our close friends and i got to prepare few dishes and the rest was ordered outside.The party went well .The best & worst  thing was, there was lot of leftovers from the party . Best - no cooking for almost 2 days, worst- eating the same dishes for 2 days. There was so much remaining, even we din't feel throwing away.After almost 2 days , the craving for a fresh homecooked meal was very strong . Other than chicken & tomato, there was no other vegetables in the fridge. so i came up with a idea of making an simple tomato rice with chicken in it. So the name...

Now to the recipe,



You Need:

       2 large chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
       4 large tomatoes, chopped
       1 large onion, thinly sliced
       2 green chillies, slit
       2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
       1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
       1/4 cup chopped mint leaves
       1/2 cup moong sprouts [ optional ]
       1 tsp turmeric powder
       2 tsp coriander powder
       2 tsp chili powder
       2 bay leaves
       3 cardamom pods
       3 cloves
       a small piece of cinnamon stick
       1/4 cup yogurt, lightly beaten
       2 cups basmati rice
       3 cups water
       2 tbs ghee
       1 tbs olive oil
       salt to taste


Method:

      Wash and soak the rice in water for alteast 1/2 hour.
      Heat oil & ghee in a pan,  add cardamom,cinnamon,cloves & 
      bayleaves. saute for a minute.
      Add the green chillies & onions and saute till the onions 
      turn  translucent.
      Add in the ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 minutes.
      Now add the tomatoes and mash with the back of your spoon, 
      till they become mushy .
      Add in all the spice powders and mix well.
      Add the chicken pieces along with coriander & mint leaves and
      saute for 3-4 minutes.
      Add in rice, salt & yogurt. Mix well, check for salt and cook 
      in a rice cooker.
      Garnish with Mint and serve with raita or your choice of 
      curry.

Note:
 
If using a pressure cooker, allow 2 hisses and turn off.






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