Chicken Dum Biryani | How to make Chicken Dum Biryani

By Swapna Telang  |  21st Sep 2015  |  
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About Chicken Dum Biryani Recipe

Chef Sanjeev kapoor had shown a traditional version of this recipe.

Chicken Dum Biryani

Ingredients to make Chicken Dum Biryani

  • chicken cut into medium pieces - 1 kg
  • 100 grams - yogurt
  • 50 to 100 gms - ginger garlic paste
  • 5-6 cups - Basmati rice
  • Red chillie powder - 2 tsp
  • turmeric powder - 2 tsp
  • dhaniya powder - 2 tsp
  • jeera powder - 2 tsp
  • oil as required
  • onions - 8 to 10
  • tomatoes - 3
  • salt to taste
  • All whole garam masala: (As per taste)
  • 1 tsp - whole cloves
  • 3 to 4 - bay leaves
  • 2 - green cardamom pods
  • 4 - black cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp - black peppercorns
  • 1 or 2 freshly grated - nutmegs
  • cinnamon sticks - 2

How to make Chicken Dum Biryani

  1. Take some oil in a kadai. Fry the onions till golden brown. Place it on paper towel to dry.
  2. In same oil add chopped onions. Sauté it, add ginger-garlic paste. Tomatoes should be added now. On the medium flame stir fry it for sometime.
  3. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, dhania powder, jeera powder, whole garam masala and salt. Add chicken and let it cook for a while.
  4. Boil some water and add some salt to it. Add in soaked rice and cook it till it's half done. Drain the water from the rice and set it aside.
  5. Put the drained rice on the chicken in the layer pattern, garnish it with coriander, fried onions, and put it for dum by sealing the vessel with atta or dough. Put it on high heat for 10 minutes.
  6. Take a tawa/flat pan and place it on medium flame, place the biryani vessel on the tawa for 30 minutes or till the dough becomes dry.
  7. Open the seal, garnish it with mint, coriander, fired onions and serve the Biryani with raita, onions rings and salad.

My Tip:

Biryani masala made with all spice powder will help to enhance taste

Reviews for Chicken Dum Biryani (2)

Namu Manandhar3 years ago

Looks yum! can't wait to try the same!

Sujata Limbu3 years ago

Love biryani! will definitely try this recipe of yours :D

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