Chicken Dum Biryani | How to make Chicken Dum Biryani

By Akum Raj Jamir  |  9th Mar 2017  |  
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About Chicken Dum Biryani Recipe

Needs no special introduction for this dish. Made with basmati rice and chicken marinated in spices and cooked in dum Style. This recipe yields aromatic Biryani with delicious soft and tender chicken.

Chicken Dum Biryani is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Chicken Dum Biryani has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Akum Raj Jamir is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Chicken Dum Biryani recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Chicken Dum Biryani is 15 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 45 minutes. This is recipe of Chicken Dum Biryani is perfect to serve 4 people. Chicken Dum Biryani is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Chicken Dum Biryani. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Chicken Dum Biryani by commenting on this page below!

Chicken Dum Biryani

Ingredients to make Chicken Dum Biryani

  • For the rice -
  • 2 cup Basmati rice 
  • 1 small stick of cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 1 small star anise
  • Few coriander leaves 
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 3 cups of water
  • salt to taste
  • For marination -
  • chicken - 300 grams 
  • curd -  2 tbsp
  • chilly powder - 1 tsp 
  • turmeric powder - ½ tsp
  • cumin powder - 1 tsp 
  • coriander powder - 1 tsp 
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp 
  • salt to taste
  • For masala  -
  • oil - 2 tbsp +1 tsp for browning onion
  • bay leaf - 2
  • cinnamon stick 1 large
  • cloves - 5
  • cardamom - 4
  • star anise -1
  • ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • onion - 2 thinly sliced +1 thinly sliced for browning
  • green chillies - 2 whole
  • tomato - 2 chopped 
  • coriander leaves a good amount chopped
  • salt to taste
  • water - 1 cup
  • Food colours (optional)

How to make Chicken Dum Biryani

  1. Wash and soak the basmati rice for 15-20 mins.
  2. Marinate the chicken with the ingredients mentioned in marination list for atleast 30 minutes.
  3. In a pan heat 1 tsp oil. Add 1 medium onion slices
  4. Fry till brown. Keep aside.
  5. In a pan heat oil.
  6. Add bay leaves, cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom, star anise and let it crackle.
  7. Add Ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute. 
  8. Add the onions, green chillies and saute till it turns soft.  . 
  9. Add tomatoes and and fry till it begins to soften.
  10. Add the marinated chicken and salt, mix well, cover and the pan and cook for 5 mins. 
  11. Add good amount of chopped coriander leaves. 
  12. Add water, cover the pan and continue to cook for about 10-15 mins till the gravy thickens.
  13. Meantime when the chicken is cooking, bring water to boil in a pan for cooking the rice. Add the whole spices mentioned in the list.
  14. When the water starts to boil add the 2 cups soaked basmati rice.
  15. Add a handful of coriander leaves and cook for 5 mins. 
  16. Drain the water nicely and set aside.
  17. Once the chicken is done separate the chicken pieces and the masala along with gravy. Now start layering the chicken and rice for dum. Take the pan, add some masala with gravy.
  18. Now layer some rice and chicken pieces over it.
  19. Next layer some fried onions. Sprinkle the food colour over it. (I have used yellow and Kesari food colour. In 2-3 tsp of water mix few drops of food colour)
  20. Repeat it with the remaining rice, chicken and fried onions and food colour.
  21. Cover the pan.
  22. Put a cloves on the hole of the cover to prevent the steam from going out and leave on lowest flame for about 15 minutes. Place a flat Tawa at the bottom to prevent burning.
  23. Your dum Biryani is ready.
  24. Remove from the flame, open the pan and fluff it with a fork gently and serve and serve with raita.

Reviews for Chicken Dum Biryani (4)

Pallabi Kalita2 years ago


Lakhyajit Baruah3 years ago

Best dish ever seen

KRITIKA SINGH3 years ago

Delicious... Mouth watering

shanti chawla3 years ago

my favourite dish!

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