Chicken Dum Biryani | How to make Chicken Dum Biryani

By Aayushi Manish  |  1st Mar 2016  |  
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About Chicken Dum Biryani Recipe

This is a yummy Hyderabadi Biryani dish!

Chicken Dum Biryani

Ingredients to make Chicken Dum Biryani

  • Boneless chicken breast/drumstick (of your choice) 600 grams
  • Basmati rice 1 and 1/2 cups
  • oil 3 tbsp and as required to deep fry
  • cinnamon 1 inch stick
  • bay leaves 2
  • cloves 5-6
  • cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Green cardamoms 3-4
  • onions, sliced 2 medium-sized
  • green chillies, slit 3
  • turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • tomatoes,chopped 2 medium-sized
  • salt to taste
  • ginger paste 3/4 tbsp
  • garlic paste 3/4 tbsp
  • red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
  • Thick yogurt 1 cup
  • onions (sliced and fried brown ) 3 medium-sized
  • Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
  • ginger, cut into thin strips 1 inch piece
  • Green coriander leaves and mint leaves 1/2 cup
  • Milk 1/2 cup
  • Rose water- a few drops
  • Kewra water- a few drops
  • atta dough- for covering the lid

How to make Chicken Dum Biryani

  1. Cut and wash the chicken properly. Boil water in a pot (add in salt,1-2 tsp oil, few whole garam masala, cardamom, cloves, black cardamom, black pepper and star anise). Once the rice is cooked 3/4th, drain the water and set aside.
  2. Take a pan, add in oil to heat, then add cinnamon, bay leaves, cloves, cumin seeds, green cardamoms and saute for half a minute. Add the sliced onions and saute well. Then add slit green chillies ,chicken and continue to saute.
  3. Add turmeric powder and mix well, then add the tomatoes and salt and stir well. Next, put in ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder and yogurt. Let the chicken get cooked properly, now take a pot for the dum and keep a tawa beneath it.
  4. First add the cooked chicken, then add the boiled rice on top. Mix well. Add half of the fried brown onions. Sprinkle garam masala powder, mint leaves and coriander leaves on top. Pour in a little milk, rose water, kewra water (few drops) and add the remaining browned onions. Follow this process for the second layer.
  5. Cover the pot with lid and seal it with the aata dough and cook on a low heat for about 10-15 minutes. Serve it hot to enjoy!

Reviews for Chicken Dum Biryani (3)

Pintu Pajai10 months ago

This is not Hyderabadi dum biryani. Chicken should be marinated with yogurt and all the garam masalas and then the half cooked rice and chicket should be kept on flame in a sealed pot
Aayushi Manish
6 months ago
Two type of biryani Dum biryani & kache murgh ki dum biryani Rest is upto you :wink:
Aayushi Manish
6 months ago
Please read entire recipe :wink: There are two type of biryani one which prepared with cooked chicken & rice layer Another One is kacche murgh ki biryani which is marinated with yogurt & spices then cooked on dum

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