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Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Birayni (Kachi)

Aameena Ahmed
15 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Birayni (Kachi) RECIPE

If you are looking out for authentic Hyderabadi biryani recipe....then your search ends here...

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Hyderabadi
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. For Chicken:
  2. chicken – 1kg
  3. garlic ginger paste – 2 ½ tbsp
  4. Brown onions – 1cup
  5. cloves – 6
  6. Green cardamom – 6
  7. cinnamon – 6 small 1” pieces
  8. Shahi jeera -1/4tsp
  9. curd – 1/2 to 3/4th cup
  10. coriander powder – 1 ½ tsp
  11. cumin powder – 3/4tsp
  12. salt – to taste
  13. Red chilli powder – 2tsp
  14. turmeric powder – 3/4tsp
  15. Garam masala powder – 1/2tsp
  16. Green coriander –1/ 2 cup
  17. mint leaves – one small bunch
  18. Green chillies whole – 8
  19. lemon juice – 1big juicy lemon
  20. Green chilli paste – 1 to 2 tbsp
  21. (just grind fresh green chillies into paste
  22. oil – 1/2 cup and 4tbsp
  23. For Rice:
  24. India gate Basmati rice classic – 1kg
  25. cloves – 6
  26. Green cardamom – 6
  27. cinnamon – 6 small 1inch pieces
  28. Shahi zeera – 1 1/2tsp
  29. salt – to taste
  30. water – take sufficient water to boil and drain
  31. Garnish
  32. saffron soaked in milk – 3 to 4tbsp
  33. ghee – 2 or 3 tbsp
  34. mint leaves – few
  35. Brown onions – handful
  36. coriander leaves – few
  37. kewra water – 1 or 2 tsp (optional)


  1. •	In a bowl take fresh, cleaned and drained chicken. To this add everything under ‘for chicken’ except for ½ cup oil and reserve a handful of brown onions. Marinate for 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Wash the rice and soak in water, keep aside (for 30min).
  3. Now take a dish which can suffice to cook one kg rice, to that add water almost till 3/4th of its volume, then add all the garam masala mentioned under rice and then add salt to taste to that water.
  4. •	Let the water boil well add then add soaked rice carefully, cook till the rice is cooked till 3/4th. Drain the rice completely off water in a colander and keep aside.
  5. In the same dish or a another dish just grease it with little ghee then spread the marinated chicken evenly then add ½ cup oil, now spread the rice completely.
  6. Then take a spoon and just make 4 holes in rice (just insert them till down i.e. till you touch the bottom of the vessel and remove).
  7. Now add everything under garnish and cover it aluminum foil completely so that no air goes out or seal it with dough then cover it with a lid.
  8. Put a dish with some water or some weight on the biryani dish so that steam builds up well.
  9. Cook on high flame for 10 minutes and simmer the flame as low as you can and cook it for another 10 minutes and it’s done.
  10. Garnish with hard boiled eggs and fresh coriander leaves/mint leaves along with some fried onions.

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Viswanath Thalla
Viswanath Thalla   Feb-17-2019

Tried this biryani today and turned out to be a perfect one.

saranya sathish
saranya sathish   Nov-06-2017

Tried this biriyani sterday. Came our very well. Made it bit less spicy.

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