Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani ( In a Pressure Cooker )by sweta biswalCreated on 1st Oct 2015

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Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani ( In a Pressure Cooker )by sweta biswal
  • Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani ( In a Pressure Cooker ) (152 likes)

  • By sweta biswal|
    Created on 1st Oct 2015
  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time45mins
  • Serves3People

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Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani ( In a Pressure Cooker )

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 600 gm Chicken breast (or leg piece if you prefer)
  • 1 cup curd
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp GingerGarlic paste
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 4 tbsp fresh tomato puree
  • 1 1/2 inch cinnamon
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 small petal of mace
  • 2 green cardamon
  • 2 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 tsp oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • pinch of saffron
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • a handful of mint leaves
  • a handful of coriander leaves

Steps

  1. Heat a pan. Dry roast the coriander and cumin seeds and grind into a fine powder.
  2. Beat the curd, cumin-coriander powder, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, turmeric, tomato puree, salt, powdered cinnamon, cloves, star anise and javitri together. Add the chicken pieces to it and allow to marinate for 2 hours.
  3. Cut the onion into thin rings and keep aside. Soak the saffron in the milk.
  4. Heat a pan. Add the oil. When it becomes hot, add the mint leaves, coriander leaves, onion rings and stir fry till they turn opaque. Add the marinated chicken pieces and cook for 15-20 mins or till the chicken is 80% done.
  5. Wash the rice and add to a pressure cooker. Add 2 cups of water, crushed cardamon, nutmeg and the saffron-milk along with the chicken pieces . Mix well. Add 1 tsp ghee at this stage to prevent the rice grains from sticking to each other.
  6. Close the lid and allow to cook for 10 minutes. Remove from fire and allow the steam to escape. Serve with raita.
  7. Top it up with some fried/brown onion rings for a great taste!!
My Tip: The most important part of getting the biryani recipe is cooking the rice just right. Make a trial of cooking the rice in a cooker before making the biryani, just to get the cooking time and water proportion right.
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    Sunny Gupta a month ago

    Nice recipe

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    Amar Kalbag a year ago

    OK. Thks so much. :)

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    sweta biswal a year ago

    a little more water at the beginning...then sprinkle more if it gets dry at a later stage

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    Amar Kalbag a year ago

    in sense? more water or less water? coz I am a beginner. therefore. thanks BTW.

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    sweta biswal a year ago

    yes we can but then you have to adjust the amount of water

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    Amar Kalbag a year ago

    Hi Sweta, Instead of pressure cooker can we use rice cooker?

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    sweta biswal a year ago

    Hi Faheema, I have clearly mentioned it in the steps..have used 2 cups water, 1/2 milk and there will be residual mositure from the chicken. Just enough for the basmati to get cooked.

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    Faheema Delvi a year ago

    Sorry 2 cups of rice

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    Faheema Delvi a year ago

    One ingredient is missing water at least how much water is used for 1 cups should have been mentioned this recipe is noy worth.

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