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Rajugari Chicken Pulao
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Raju gari Kodi Pulao | Restaurant style Andhra Chicken Pulao

Raju gari kodi pulao is a popular Andhra restaurant special dish made with Chicken, basmati rice, shallots and Indian spices. A dish that can cooked in pressure cooker or a thick bottom pan too.
Keyword Chicken Biryani, Restaurant Style dishes
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Weekend Special
By Diet Non Vegetarian
Dish Type Chicken Dishes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5 people
Author Srivalli


For the Biryani

  • 3 cups Basmati Rice
  • Chicken
  • 1/4 cup Cooking Oil
  • 1 cup Shallots / Pearl Onions / Sambar Onions
  • 1/2 cup Onions finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • A Pinch Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tsp Curds

For the Paste

Whole Spices

  • 2 big Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp Pepper Corns
  • 2 small Mace / Javatri
  • 3 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 4 - 5 Cloves
  • 1 tsp Shah Jeera
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 1 big Biryani Stick


For the Green Paste to marinate the chicken.

  • Wash and cut the chicken into biryani size pieces.
  • Wash Coriander Leaves, Green Chilies, and drain.
  • Grind to a paste and transfer to a wide bowl.
  • Take the Ginger Garlic Paste, lemon Juice and Salt to taste
  • Mix well and rub this paste on the chicken. There is no need to marinate, keep it aside while you start cooking.

Making the Biryani

  • Have all the whole spices used in this biryani ready on the plate.
  • Wash and soak the Basmati Rice for at least 30 mins.
  • In a wide nonstick pan, heat the oil add all the whole spices listed.
  • Saute well, then add Shallots and finely chopped onions.
  • When the onions are turning colour, add the chicken along with the marinade and turmeric powder
  • Stir well so that the masala coats the chicken all over. Next, add Curds and ghee.
  • Let the chicken cook for alteast 10 mins while you keep stirring.
  • Drain the rice from water and add to the chicken.
  • Add hot water. For 3 cups Basmati rice, you can add 4.5 cups water.
  • Mix well and let it come to a boil. Once it boils and the rice is almost cooked, simmer and keep it for dum over hot pan.
  • Serve hot with side dish of your choice.
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