Chicken Dum Biryani 1 comment

The very famous Hyderabadi Dum Biryani is layered  preparation of rice and chicken.Tastes delicious on its own or serve with Mirchi Ka Salan.



Preparation Time-40-50 min

Marination Time-3-4 hrs

Cooking Time-40 min



Chicken-750 gms(approx)

Rice-2 cup

OIl- 200-250 ml

Onion-2 Medium

Yoghurt-200 gms

Chopped Coriander Leaves-3 tbsp

Chopped Mint Leaves-4 tbsp

Green chilli-3

Red chilli Powder-2 tsp

Turmeric-1/2 tsp


Caraway Seeds-1/2 tsp(Shahi Jeera)

Cinnamon Stick-3  inch+ 1 inch stick for rice

Green Cardamom-8

Black Cardamom-3

Dagarful (optional )–Few(black stone flower)

Ginger Paste-2 tbsp

Garlic Paste-2 tbsp

Grated fresh coconut -3 tbsp( I used frozen)

Bay Leaves-2 +2 while cooking rice


Saffron-Few strands

Milk -3/4 cup

Salt- To taste


Wash rice and soak it in some water  and keep it aside.

In a pan on low heat dry roast coconut,shahi jeera,almond,cloves(13),cinnamon stick(3 inch),green cardamom,bay leave(2) until they nice golden in colour . Cool and grind to a fine Powder.

In a separate  pan heat  oil and deep fry onion(cut length wise very thin ) and keep it aside on an absorbent paper.

To your raw chicken add the freshly ground powder,turmeric,red chilli powder,green chilli, yoghurt, ginger and garlic paste, salt, half of fried onions , oil,chopped coriander & mint leaves. Mix well and cover the bowl with cling film and leave it to marinate for 3-4 hrs.

In a bowl add the soaked rice and about 6-7 cups of water and add cloves -(5), bay leaves-(2), cinamon stick -1 inch, black cardamom-3, salt,green cardamon. cook until its little over half done. Drain and keep it aside.

Tip: Spread the rice in a tray and add 2 tbsp of oil,this is save your rice from sticking

In a deep bottom pan add 2 tbsp of oil and fry dagarful  for few seconds and then add your marinated chicken and cook on high heat for 4 mins and reduce heat and cook  till its half done. Dish it out.

In Same vessel spread  the rice in a layer and then  spread the chicken over the rice. (repeat the process,top layer being the rice) . Now  sprinkle saffron milk. Cover and cook under dum till done.

Serve hot with a raita or mirchi ka salan.

You can find recipe of mirchi ka salan on my website.

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