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Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in Eid Special Recipes, Rice | 1 comment

Bindi Polau



Bindi polau is rice with small bite size meat. It is a easy recipe with unique flavour.


For Bindi:

• 400 grams chicken breast fillet

• 3-4 green chillies

• 1 medium onion

• 1 white bread slice

• 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper

• 1 tablespoon ginger chopped

• 1 tablespoon chat masala

• 3 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves

• 3 tablespoons sultana

• Salt to taste

• Oil for shallow fry

For Rice:

• 4 cup basmati or kalijeera rice

• 1 and ½ cups chopped onion

• 1 and ½ tablespoons ginger paste

• 3-4 green chillies sliced

• 4 cloves

• 4 cardamoms

• 2″ cinnamon sticks

• 1 bay leaf

• Salt to taste

• 1 tablespoon sugar

• 1/3 cup oil

• 3 tablespoon ghee / clarified butter

How to make:

1. Wash the rice and soak it for half hr. Strain the rice.

2. Heat the heavy bottom sauce pan with oil and add clove, cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaves and onion. Fry till it becomes light brown.

3. Add rice, fry it for 4-5 minutes and stir it occasionally.

4. Add 6 cups of hot water, green chillies salt, sugar and ginger and cook it on high heat under closed lid for 10 minutes.

5. Add ghee and stir it.

6. Cook it 10 minutes on low heat.

7. For bindi blend all ingredients (except sultana) together and make small bite size balls with sultana in middle.

8. Fry meat balls and mix with polau.

9. Serve hot Bindi polau rice.


Rownak loves to cook bangladeshi food and share her bengali recipes on her cooking blog. Rownak is determined to introduce all the authentic bangladeshi cuisine to the world and let everyone realise what they were missing out! She is based on sunny Queensland (Gold Coast) in Australia. Rownak writes for a number of bangladeshi cooking blog.

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1 Comment

  1. I really really like the recipe doing some recipe.It is a little bit different and nice.I liked those and tell my friends.

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