Delicious chicken dum biryani recipe

Chicken Dum Biryani – a highly aromatic and well-seasoned one-pot dish originally from India that has a perfect balance of chicken meat, rice, and veggies that’s going to excite and linger on your taste buds.

This delectable dish is made with tender, juicy pieces of chicken cooked to perfection with Indian Spices and caramelized onions, each rice grain bearing the flavors of this royal treat.

Delicious chicken dum biryani recipe

A simpler version that is way too good that it’ll appear regularly in your weekly menu.
Biryani is a celebration of all that is great about Indian food – the heady aromas, the vibrant colors, the fluffy rice, and those addictive curry flavors.
Make this Chicken Dum Biryani with your protein of choice – or try a vegetable biryani!
Chicken Biryani is a delicious savory rice dish that is loaded with spicy marinated chicken, caramelized onions, and flavorful saffron rice.
For my Biryani, I simplify the order of operations, while retaining the traditional layered approach to assembling it.

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Choose the best rice for Chicken Dum Biryani Recipe?

Both the taste and visual appeal of chicken dum Biryani should stand out in its preparation. Now while this recipe takes care of the taste, the visual appeal comes only through rice grains.

Longer the grain better would be the biryani. I always choose the rice which is extra-long and stands out as individual grains.

This gives the visual appeal of a blooming flower and makes eating biryani an enjoyable experience.
Hence Basmati rice is the best choice to make Biryani, it stands out individually, without forming lumps while cooking.
In the market, now you also get specially selected long grain basmati rice, which is perfect for this biryani, if you want, you can buy biryani rice from here.


The age of rice is also very crucial to make good biryani. Choose the rice grain which is at least 2 years old. The older the rice, the better it is.

Tips to make best Chicken Dum Biryani

Use the best quality rice to make biryani. Long grain basmati rice which is at least 2 years old is considered best to make a good biryani.
The chicken must be marinated beforehand. Since we are not cooking it separately, marinating it beforehand will make it tender and easy to cook.
Use a heavy bottom pan to assemble the biryani. The biryani needs to be cooked for 35-40 minutes on low heat and if the pan is not heavy, it might burn.
The traditional potli masala used to make chicken dum biryani recipe has many unusual ingredients, but since it is not easy to source them, I have a mix that is easy to find and no compromises on taste.

Making Barista at home is the best way to go. I always make a large batch and freeze it for later use. You can check the recipe to make golden fried onion or Barista here.

Be very attentive while cooking the rice. Do not stir the rice much while cooking otherwise it will break the grains.

Choose a pan with a tight-fitting lid. This biryani cooks on dum or steam and we want to retain as much steam that is formed inside.

Traditionally, a sealing of dough used to be put around the pan and the lid but I don’t think that it is required if the lid fits tightly.

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Delicious chicken dum biryani recipe

chicken Dum Biryani – a highly aromatic and well-seasoned one-pot dish originally from India that has a perfect balance of chicken meat, rice, and veggies that’s going to excite and linger on your taste buds.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Mediterranean
Diet: Halal
Keyword: biryani, chicken, chicken biryani, chicken dum biryani, non-veg
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 668kcal
Author: recifit

Ingredients

For marination

  • 3/4 cup Thick curd
  • 8-10 nos Green chilies, make a small slit in them
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp Red chili powder (adjust)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 3/4 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 cup Chopped coriander leaves
  • 3/4 cup Mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp Juice of a lemon
  • 1 3/4 tbsp Salt

For biryani masala powder

  • 8 nos Cloves (laung)
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick (dalchini)
  • 4 nos Cardamom (elaichi)
  • 1 tbsp Shah jeera
  • 12 nos Peppercorns

Main ingredients

  • 1 kg Fortune Biryani Special Basmati Rice (1 kg)
  • 1 kg Chicken washed and drained completely (1 kg
  • 2 nos Large onions, finely sliced (2)
  • 2 tbsp Chopped coriander leaves (2 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp Saffron (1 tbsp)
  • 1/2 cup Lukewarm milk (1/2 cup)
  • Salt (as per the taste)
  • 2 tbsp Ghee + oil (2 tbsp + 5 tbsp
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • 4 nos Cloves (laung)
  • 6 nos Cardamoms (elaichi) (6)

Instructions

recipe of the chicken dum biryani

  • We start preparing this special, with what we know as ‘marination’. Take the chicken and marinate with the ingredients given under marination. Also, add the biryani powder.
  • Once done, keep aside for 4 hrs or for at least 1 1/2 hrs. Now while it’s marinating, let’s start off on the rest of the preparation.
  • First of all cook Basmati rice. For this, clean the rice thoroughly and let it soak in water for 15 minutes, making sure to add bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, elaichi, Marathi Moga, oil, and salt with water in a spreader pot.
  • When the water boils then add the soaked rice and cook it for 2 minutes, after the rice is half cooked, strain the water and spread it on a large wide plate so that it can cool down
  • Now, in a vessel heat oil along with the ghee. Add in sliced onions and sauté for 8-10 mins till they caramelize. Once done, remove and keep aside.
  • Prepare saffron milk now by simply adding saffron to lukewarm milk. Mix well and keep aside.

How to prepare chicken biryani

  • Ready to prepare the biryani now? Take a wide deep vessel and add 3 tbsp of oil. Next, add in marinated chicken and spread out over the vessel.
  • Let it cook on high for 2 mins and then, add a tablespoon of oil over the chicken pieces. Remember to reduce the flame.
  • Next, spread half of the rice over this chicken layer and pour ½ tbsp of ghee all over it. Now, add half of the caramelized onions and spread them over.
  • Sprinkle a tablespoon of coriander leaves and pour in 1/4 cup of saffron milk.
  • Now over this layer, let’s spread the rest of the rice. Follow the same process of pouring ghee, remaining caramelized onions, coriander leaves, and pouring the leftover saffron milk over the rice.
  • Place a lid and cover the lid, put a heavyweight. Time to seal edges with wheat dough. 
  • Once sealed, cook on high flame for 2 mins. Now, remove from the stove.
  •  Heat an iron Tawa. Once hot, reduce to low flame and place the biryani on it. Let it cook for 20-25 mins. Then, turn off the heat and do not remove the lid for 10 minuts. 
  • Remove lid and mix the layers together. To make the most of this biryani, serve hot with a raita and curry of your choice.

Notes

Use a heavy bottom pan to assemble the biryani.
The biryani needs to be cooked for 35-40 minutes on low heat and if the pan is not heavy, it might burn.
The chicken must be marinated beforehand.
 
Since we are not cooking it separately, marinating it beforehand will make it tender and easy to cook.

 

Nutrition facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 668
  • Calories from Fat 234
  • Fat 26g 40%
  • Saturated Fat 13g81%
  • Cholesterol 68mg23%
  • Sodium 2499mg109%
  • Potassium 421mg12%
  • Carbohydrates 84g28%
  • Fiber 2g8%
  • Sugar 3g3%
  • Protein 20g40%
  • Vitamin A 510IU10%
  • Vitamin C 11.9mg14%
  • Calcium 127mg13%
  • Iron 2.7mg15%
 

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chicken Dum Biryani – a highly aromatic and well-seasoned one-pot dish originally from India that has a perfect balance of chicken meat, rice, and veggies that’s going to excite and linger on your taste buds.

Type: main course

Cuisine: indian,

Keywords: biryani, chicken, chicken biryani, chicken dum biryani, non-veg

Recipe Yield: 6 servings

Calories: 688

Preparation Time: 1H10M

Cooking Time: 1H30M

Total Time: 2H40M

Recipe Ingredients:

  • For marination
  • Thick curd (3/4 cup),
  • Green chilies, make a small slit in them (8-10),
  • Ginger-garlic paste (1 1/2 tbsp),
  • Red chili powder (adjust) (1 tbsp),
  • Turmeric (1/4 tsp),
  • Coriander powder (3/4 tbsp),
  • Chopped coriander leaves (1/2 cup),
  • Mint leaves (3/4 cup),
  • Juice of a lemon (1),
  • Salt (1 3/4 tsp),
  • FOR BIRYANI MASALA-
  • Cloves (laung) (8)
  • Cinnamon stick (dalchini) (1-inch)
  • Cardamom (elaichi) (4)
  • Shah jeera (1-inch)
  • Peppercorns (12)
  • MAIN INGREDIENT-
  • Fortune Biryani Special Basmati Rice (1 kg)
  • Chicken washed and drained completely (1 kg)
  • Large onions, finely sliced (2)
  • Chopped coriander leaves (2 tbsp)
  • Saffron (1 tbsp)
  • Lukewarm milk (1/2 cup)
  • Salt (as per the taste)
  • Ghee + oil (2 tbsp + 5 tbsp)
  • Cloves (laung)
  • Cardamoms (elaichi) (6)

Recipe Instruction Name: Recipe of chicken dum biryani

Recipe Instructions: We start preparing this special, with what we know as ‘marination’. Take the chicken and marinate with the ingredients given under marination. Also, add the biryani powder. Once done, keep aside for 4 hrs or for at least 1 1/2 hrs. Now while it’s marinating, let’s start off on the rest of the preparation. First of all cook Basmati rice. For this, clean the rice thoroughly and let it soak in water for 15 minutes, making sure to add bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, elaichi, Marathi Moga, oil,and salt with water in a spreader pot. When the water boils then add the soaked rice and cook it for 2 minutes, after the rice is half cooked, strain the water and spread it on a large wide plate so that it can cool down. Now, in a vessel heat oil along with the ghee. Add in sliced onions and sauté for 8-10 mins till they caramelize. Once done, remove and keep aside. Prepare saffron milk now by simply adding saffron to lukewarm milk. Mix well and keep aside.

Recipe Instructions:

Recipe of chicken dum biryani: We start preparing this special, with what we know as ‘marination’. Take the chicken and marinate with the ingredients given under marination. Also, add the biryani powder. Once done, keep aside for 4 hrs or for at least 1 1/2 hrs. Now while it’s marinating, let’s start off on the rest of the preparation. First of all cook Basmati rice. For this, clean the rice thoroughly and let it soak in water for 15 minutes, making sure to add bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, elaichi, Marathi Moga, oil, and salt with water in a spreader pot. When the water boils then add the soaked rice and cook it for 2 minutes, after the rice is half cooked, strain the water and spread it on a large wide plate so that it can cool down. Now, in a vessel heat oil along with the ghee. Add in sliced onions and sauté for 8-10 mins till they caramelize. Once done, remove and keep aside. Prepare saffron milk now by simply adding saffron to lukewarm milk. Mix well and keep aside.  

How to prepare chicken dum biryani: Ready to prepare the biryani now? Take a wide deep vessel and add 3 tbsp of oil. Next, add in marinated chicken and spread out over the vessel. Let it cook on high for 2 mins and then, add a tablespoon of oil over the chicken pieces. Remember to reduce the flame. Next, spread half of the rice over this chicken layer and pour ½ tbsp of ghee all over it. Now, add half of the caramelized onions and spread them over. Sprinkle a tablespoon of coriander leaves and pour in 1/4 cup of saffron milk. Now over this layer, let’s spread the rest of the rice. Follow the same process of pouring ghee, remaining caramelized onions, coriander leaves, and pouring the leftover saffron milk over the rice. Place a lid and cover the lid, put a heavyweight. Time to seal edges with wheat dough. Once sealed, cook on high flame for 2 mins. Now, remove from the stove. Heat an iron Tawa. Once hot, reduce to low flame and place the biryani on it. Let it cook for 20-25 mins. Then, turn off the heat and do not remove the lid for 10 mins. Remove lid and mix the layers together. To make the most of this biryani, serve hot with raita and curry of your choice.

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