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Kofta Pulao Recipe

Biryani and traditional yakhni pulao has always made a bigger part of Pakistani events. Not only are these dishes tasty but also hold a special place in the heart of Pakistani foodies.

This Eid, try out this kofta pulao recipe, a dish that is unique yet very traditional. This pulao recipe comes with a twist and can be prepared quickly.

Ingredients cards:

Kofta (K&N’s or any other)            400 grams

Rice                                                 2 cups

Bay leaf (taiz patta)                        1 leaf

Cloves                                             4

Whole Black pepper                      6-8

Cinnamon sticks                            2 small sized

Ginger garlic paste                        1 teaspoon

Fried onion                                     ½ cup

Salt                                              To taste

Red chili powder                            1 teaspoon

Yogurt                                              ½ cup

Chicken cube                                 2

Green chilies                                  2-3

Garam masala powder                 ½ teaspoon

Fennel seeds                      ½ teaspoon

Oil                                                    2-3 tablespoons


In a pot heat some oil and fry onions until brown and crisp.

Take it out and set aside.

Next heat some oil and add bay leaf, cloves, whole black pepper and cinnamon sticks.

Add fried onion, salt, red chili powder, and ginger garlic paste and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Now, add yogurt and mix well.

Add ready-made koftas and let the masla cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes until you see the oil on the sides of the masala.

Now add water and chicken cubes and stir

Once the water starts to boil, add pre-soaked rice and let it simmer on medium heat for 5-8 minutes.

When you see bubbles forming in rice with little water left, throw in the green chilies; cover it with lid and place on low flame for 4-5 minutes.

Switch off the flames, dish it out and serve with some fresh mint raita and salad.

Additional information:

This kofta pulao recipe can serve 2-3 people and will pleasantly surprise your guests with it “different” taste. It takes almost half an hour to prepare it so you get to save a lot of time on your clock and spend it your family on this Eid.

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