Chicken Dum Biriyani

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Total Time:
1-1.5 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: One-Dish Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Chicken Dum Biryani is a winning dish and widely popular for its delectable taste. It is absolutely a treat for all biryani lovers. Foodies can now try this awesome recipe with our easy step by step recipe. 

From the Mughal era till the present day, this Dum Biryani finds a significant place in all our homes. In this Dum technique, the ingredients are layered, sealed and cooked accordingly to keep the flavours intact. The spice mix is blended gently along with the juicy chicken and rice. Seal it properly and cook on low flame till the rice and chicken are cooked well. 

This Chicken Biryani is a unique biryani, compared to the various other versions of Dum Biryani. The fried onion, chopped coriander and mint when added finally to the biryani gives it an amazing taste. This scrumptious biryani recipe is best served with gravy or raita according to your preference.

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  • 400 g - Rice
  • 400 g - Chicken
  • For Spices:
  • 2 tbsp - Ginger garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp - Curd
  • 1/2 tsp - Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Red chilli powder
  • 3 - Green chillies
  • 1 - Medium size tomato
  • 4 - Medium size onions, sliced
  • 3 tbsp - Garam masala/biryani masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil
  • Coriander and mint, chopped

How to Make Chicken Dum Biriyani

  • Half-boil the rice. Drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Blend all the spices.
  • Add salt as per taste
  • Take a flat base aluminium container.
  • Put 4 tbsp of oil and arrange all the chicken pieces on it.
  • Apply the blended masala on the chicken.
  • Mix some salt to the partially boiled rice and spread the rice evenly on the chicken and masala.
  • Sprinkle the garam masala on the rice.
  • Cover it properly and cook on low flame for 25 mins.
  • Add oil to kadai and fry onion on medium flame till it turns golden brown.
  • After the rice is done, add the fried onion and chopped coriander and mint and mix it well with the biriyani
  • Put it on low flame again for another 5 mins.
  • Serve with salad.