Chicken Dum Biryani | How to make Chicken Dum Biryani

By Romila Patnaik  |  30th Aug 2016  |  
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About Chicken Dum Biryani Recipe

The first ever dish that I was ever so curious to learn. The first ever dish that I prepared for my friends, managing everything single-handedly. This is the one dish that is always on demand by my friends. Ever since I can remember, the smell of my Mom's biryani overwhelmed me, and trust me whenever I make this, it feels like home! Presenting my comfort food with my Mom's recipe- Chicken Biryani!

Chicken Dum Biryani is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Chicken Dum Biryani is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Chicken Dum Biryani by Romila Patnaik will help you to prepare the perfect Chicken Dum Biryani in your kitchen at home. Chicken Dum Biryani needs 480 minutes for the preparation and 90 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Chicken Dum Biryani. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Chicken Dum Biryani. In case you have any questions on how to make the Chicken Dum Biryani you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Romila Patnaik. Chicken Dum Biryani will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Chicken Dum Biryani

Ingredients to make Chicken Dum Biryani

  • chicken (cut into medium size pieces)- 1 kg
  • Biryani rice - 1/2 kg
  • onions- 5-6 ( thinly sliced)
  • ginger paste- 3-4 tbsp
  • garlic paste- 2-3 tbsp
  • green chillies- 4-5 (slit)
  • yogurt - 100-120 ml
  • turmeric powder- 2 tsp
  • red chilli powder- 2-3 tsp
  • mint Leaves- Chopped
  • cashews/Raisins - Handful (fried)
  • saffron soaked in 1 cup of milk
  • cloves- 4-5
  • cinnamon - 2 sticks of 1"
  • Black cardamoms - 2
  • lemon juice - 4 tsp
  • Green cardamoms- 4-5
  • mace flower - 1
  • bay leaf - 1-2
  • ghee - 4-5 tbsp

How to make Chicken Dum Biryani

  1. Clean and marinate the chicken with lemon juice, curd, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder and red chilli powder overnight or a minimum of 8 hours.
  2. Next day, roast the whole spices in 1 tsp of ghee and grind them. Add half of this to the chicken marinade.
  3. Fry the finely sliced oinons to make the birista, add a few of the fried onions to the chicken marinade. Let the marinated chicken rest for another 30 mins in the fridge.
  4. In the meanwhile, soak the rice for 30 mins, then cover and cook it with whole spices ( 2 cloves, 1"cinnamon, 1 black cardamom, 2 bay leaves) till it's 60% done.
  5. In a large bottomed vessel, heat some ghee and add the marinated chicken pieces. Cook on a high flame till the chicken turns sizzling brown and it changes it's raw color.
  6. Now lower the flame and flatten out the chicken forming a layer. Add some mint leaves and sprinkle some freshly grounded garam masala.
  7. For the next layer, put the rice on top of the chicken and layer it out. Put in the fried onions, cashews, mint leaves and chillies (fried) over it. Pour the saffron infused milk over the rice. Sprinkle the remaining garam masala over it.
  8. Drizzle some ghee and add 2 tsp of lemon juice. Sprinkle around 1/2 cup of water and then seal the lid of the vessel completely, using a wheat dough or by putting some weight over the lid.
  9. Let the biryani cook for 50-55 mins over a low flame.
  10. Serve it hot with some raita on the side.

My Tip:

Add a teaspoon of oil to the rice while cooking so that the grains stay separate.

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