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Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Chicken Recipes, Eid Special Recipes, Rice | 21 comments

Murg Polau / Morog Polau / Chicken Pilaf

Murg Polau / Morog Polau / Chicken Pilaf
By Rownak Jahan,
April 10, 2012Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Yield: Murg Polau for 6 People

For this recipe one of my readers ( Jhara) push me a lot. Thanks Jhara for you my family is having the best Murg Polau I ever cooked.

Murg Polau / Morog Polau / Chicken Pilaf is a very rich flavourful full dish where chicken and rice is cooked spices, yogurt and clarified butter (ghee). Nowadays to make it little less rich use oil and ghee together. It is a delicious dish, hope that you guys will make for your loved one.

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• 1 chicken (size 8-10)

• 2 cups rice(basmati or kalijeeri)

• 1 large onion sliced

• ¼ cup Greek yogurt

• 1 cup thicken cream

• ½ cup onion paste

• 1 tablespoon poppy seed paste

Or 5-6 cashew nut paste

• 2 tablespoon ginger paste

• 1 tablespoon garlic paste

• 2 teaspoon lemon juice

• ½ teaspoon mace

• ½ teaspoon nutmeg powder

• 1 teaspoon coriander powder

• 5-6 green chillies

• 5-6 cloves

• 3 cardamom pods

• 2” cinnamon stick

• 2 bay leaves

• ½ cup oil

• 3 tablespoon clarified butter(ghee)

• 1 tablespoon sugar

• Salt to taste






How to cook:

1. Cut the chicken like the picture. Cut each chicken into 4 pieces and cut 1-2 slits on each piece.

2. Clean and wash well. Pat dry it and mix lemon juice and1 teaspoon salt. Keep it aside for ½ hour.

3. Wash the rice and place in a strainer.

4. Take 3 cups of water in sauce pan and add bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, mace and ½ tablespoon salt. Boil about 5 minutes and keep aside.

5. Heat the pan on medium heat and fry the onion till it becomes golden brown. Remove the fried onion from oil.

6. In the same oil fry the chicken till it becomes light brown. Remove chicken pieces from oil.

7. In the same pan add onion paste, ginger paste, garlic paste, nut meg powder and coriander and cook it till oil comes out.

8. Add yogurt, cream, green chillies, sugar, chicken and ½ cup spicy water. Cook it till chicken becomes tender. Check the salt and remove the chicken pieces with 2 tablespoon gravy.

9. Add rice with rest of gravy, clarified butter and spicy water. Cook rice 10 minutes on high heat and l0 minute on low heat.

10. Take a serving bowl and serve rice, chicken and fried onion.

11. Enjoy hot Murg Polau / Morog Polau / Chicken Pilaf with salt and lime.


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. Hi Apa!!! How r u ? I am so excited when i see u posted ” Murag Polau” recipe.Thank u so Much.” Murag Polau ” photo make me hungry.I am so glad ……However, i will make it n lets u know ……Ha ha ha.XOXO

  2. Hi apu,what is thicken cream?

    • Thicken cream is cream of milk which consists 35% fat. In Bangladesh you can use milk powder as a alternative of it. Thanks.

  3. I like the chicken pulao recipe.Please give the water measurement for 18 rice cooker cup rice & also for 30 people how rice cooker cups of rice I need to cook to feed all of them?Thanks

    • For 30 people rice will need 2 and half kg and rice cooker cup 180 grams. So it will be 18 cups. And Rice and water measurement is 2:3. Thanks.

  4. Thank you so much.Is this possible to explain the same recipe in oven instead of stove top(cooking method).Please!!

    • It is possible to make it in oven. In that case you need to cook chicken in oven first and cook rice (half cooked)on stove and mix chicken and rice. Put it in oven for Dum. In near future i will try give recipe in oven. Thanks.

  5. I really appreciate your affords and it’s very easy to understand and simple Bangladeshi cooking you do.Please try to make videos for us 🙂

    • Thanks Syeda. Video is in our plan. Hope my readers dont need to long for that.

  6. I am planning to try out this recipe tonight. I hope it turns out like yours!


  7. just wanted to say thanks for sharing the awesome recipe simply. my wife and I simply love your blog. Thanks for taking the time to help us out 🙂

  8. This is he first recipe of yours I have cooked and it has not turned out 🙁 all we could taste was ginger.

    • Its strange and upsetting for me that my recipe does not work for you. with these spices how could you taste ginger!! Have you followed my recipe step by step?

  9. thank you for the recipe of murg polao

  10. Hi, I want to try this recipe. But I didn’t get (size 8-10). Can u please tell me how many pounds chicken. Thanks.

    • size 10 means 1 kg chicken and size 8 means 800 grams one, which will about 2 pound one. smaller is better. Thanks.

  11. This turned out really tasty. I added one extra tbsp of sugar though. Also, when cooking the rice, make sure there is not too much gravy left from the chicken.

  12. Thanks for your recipe of Morog Polau. I tried and and it came out just perfect.

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