Chicken Dum Biryani

Here, we share the recipe for chicken dum Biryani in Mangalore (muslim) style. It is a very delicious Biryani which is perfect for all occasion. It can be served with chicken fry, raita, pappad or pickle.

Preparation time : 20 minutes

Cooking time : 1 hour

Ingredients :

  1. Basmati Rice – 3 cups
  2. Chicken – 1 kg
  3. Onion – 7 (chopped)+2 (sliced)
  4. Tomato – 4 (chopped)
  5. Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tablespoon
  6. Green masala paste (Click here to know how to make it) – 3 tablespoon (or according to your spice requirement)
  7. Coriander leaves – 1 handful
  8. Mint leaves – to garnish
  9. saffron – as required
  10. cashew and raisins – to garnish
  11. whole garam masala
  12. ghee, oil
  13. salt

Method :
Step 1 : Wash and soak the rice for at least 30 minutes. Cut the chicken into medium pieces , clean it and keep it aside. soak a few strands of saffron in 1/4 cup of water

Step 2 : In a deep sauce pan , heat 2 tablespoon ghee and 5-6 tablespoon of oil . Deep fry sliced onion. Keep it aside. In the same oil+ghee , fry cashew nuts and raisins. Keep it aside.

Step 3: In the same pan , pour 2-3 tablespoon oil. Saute chopped onions. when it turns golden, add ginger-garlic paste. Saute well. Add tomatoes and saute until it is well cooked

Step 4: Add the green masala paste .Give it a good mix.

Step 5: Add the chicken pieces and salt. Combine very well. Add 2-3 tablespoon of coriander leaves. (you may also optionally add 2 tablespoon of curd).Cover and cook until chicken pieces are cooked.

Step 6 : Mean while, heat enough water in a pot. Add whole garam masala (cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves, cardomom) . When the water starts to boil, add rice and salt. (you may also add lemon, it helps the rice grains from sticking to each other). Cook for 2-3 minutes. (rice should not be over cooked). Remove from flame and drain the excess water.

Rice and chicken masala is ready. Now we have to set it.
Step 1: Take a deep saucepan. Put the chicken masala at the bottom.

Step 2 : Divide the rice into 2 portions. Put one portion of rice . sprinkle little fried onions, coriander leaves, mint leaves and saffron water.

Step 3 : Repeat step 2 with the remaining rice.

Step 4 : Make 5-6 holes throughout using a spoon. Pour a teaspoon of ghee in each hole.

Step 5 : Cover it tightly with a lid. Keep in dum (low flame) for about 10-15 minutes.

Chicken Dum Biryani is ready . Mix it well and serve .

Note :

Green masala ingredient quantity for 1 kg chicken –

  1. green chillies – 10
  2. ginger – 1 inch piece
  3. garlic – 2 pods
  4. coriander  – 1 tablespoon
  5. fennel seeds – 1 teaspoon
  6. jeera – 1 teaspoon
  7. cinnamon – 1 small piece
  8. cloves – 3-4
  9. cardomom – 1-2
  10. peppercorns – 6-7
  11. turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  12. coriander leaves –  handfull

roast all the dry ingredients in slow flame slightly. Then grind everything together.

Chicken Dum Biryani can be served withChicken fry and Cucumber Raita

Check our blog for more Rice Recipes at b2d !

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