Wednesday, May 16, 2012

How to make Chicken Dum Biryani - Recipe for chicken dum biryani

Today's special is Chicken Dum Biryani. Let us see how to make chicken dum biryani. This is one of my favorite biryanis.


1. Chicken (washed and cut in small pieces) - 1 lb (1/2 kg)
2. Rice - 2 cups (Basmati)
3. Oil - 4 tbsp
4. Salt to taste
5. Mint - hand ful
6. Coriander leaves
6. Whole garam masala - fennel seeds, bay leaves, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon, mace(jathipathri)
7. Onion - 1
8. Tomato - 1
9. food color orange - 1 tbsp
10. Fried onion - handful

Ingredients for marinating the chicken:

1. Curd - 1 cup
2. Turmeric - 1 tbsp
3. Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp
4. Ginger garlic paste - 1tbsp
5. Salt
6. Green chilli - 1 (chopped)

Method of preparation:

1. Take a big bowl and add washed chicken without water. Add the turmeric, chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, salt, curd and green chilli. mix it well and keep it for at least two hours. The marination will give a nice taste to the biryani.

2. Take a thick bottom pan or pressure cooker. Add 4 tbsp of oil. Once the oil is heated, put the whole garam masala(fennel seeds, bay leaves, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon, mace(jathipathri).

3. Fry till it becomes golden color and after that add onion and stir until it becomes soft. Once onion became soft, add bunch of mint leaves, tomato and coriander leaves. Stir it for some time until it gets mixed well. Now add the marinated chicken and stir it well for 10 minutes. Allow the chicken until water comes out of it.

4. Now take the vessel and pour the water, boil until you have some bubbles. Once it started to bubble, add salt and rice and cook it for quarterly. DO NOT cook the rice fully. only cook it quarterly. Once rice cooked, drain the water from the rice and keep is aside.

5. Now add the fried onion and the cooked rice in the chicken on the top. Mix the food color in the spoon of water and pour as a circle in the rice. Cover the pan tightly. Cook it in the low flame for 20 minutes.

6. Now open the pan and make sure rice is cooked. If not cooked, cook for few more minutes in low heat.
Once it is cooked, leave it for some time by closing the pan.

7. After 10 minutes, take a big tray or bowl, put the rice into that. add some coriander leaves mix it gently.

That's it. Chicken dum biryani  is ready to be served!!!!!

Try with mint raita or cucumber as that will make excellent combination for this biryani.

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