Chicken Dum Biryani

Mutton Yakhni Pulaow
January 18, 2020
Chicken Dum Biryani

A great Mughalai dish, Biryani is a sweet fragnant delight adored by all. This dum biryani formula is a lavish chicken biryani that is cooked with most extreme exactness that you will undoubtedly make this dish over and over to savor the fragile flavors. A brisk and simple home made biryani is something you can't get away.


Ingredients of Chicken Dum Biryani

  • 500 Gram chicken legs
For Marinade:
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp ginger garllic paste
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric pwoder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
For the rice:
  • A pinch of saffron
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 cardamoms
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 mace
  • 2 black cardamom
  • 5 black peppercorn
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup rice (long grain, washed basmati rice)
For the finishing:
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fried onion
  • 3 almonds, chopped


How to Make Chicken Dum Biryani

  1. First mix the saffron in half a cup of milk and keep aside.
  2. Now in a bowl, add all the marination ingredients and coat the chicken pieces well with it. Let it marinate for about 4 hours.
  3. Now to prepare the rice, put all the ingredients given except saffron and milk, in warm water along with washed rice.
  4. Cook for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Heat some ghee in a pan and add all the marinated chicken followed by cooked rice in it. Top with saffron milk, coriander leaves, fried onion and chopped almonds. Mix well.
  6. Let it cook on a low heat (on dum, in it's own heat) covered with foil for about 20-30 minutes (till the water evaporates and chicken and rice are fully cooked).
  7. Open the dum when cooked, mix the rice well. You can drizzle with some rose water and serve hot.
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