Chicken Dum Biryani Recipe

Chicken Dum Biryani is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Indian Chicken Dum Biryani by following this simple & easy recipe.
Chicken Dum Biryani Recipe
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cooking Time 60 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Rating 10.0 / 10 (2 votes)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • ½ kg Chicken
  • 450 gm Basmati Rice (washed & drained)
  • 3 Green Cardamoms (Elaichi)
  • ½ tsp Mace (Javitri)(ground)
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg (Jaifal)(grated)
  • 3 Cloves (Lavang)
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 2 Whole Star Anise
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 2 cups thick Curd (Yogurt)
  • 4 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 big Onion (sliced)
  • 2 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 2 tbsp Chilly Powder
  • a pinch of Saffron (dissolved in 2 tbsp warm milk)
  • Salt to taste
  • 8 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 6 cups Water
How to make Chicken Dum Biryani:
  • Take curd, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala, tomato paste, chilly powder, nutmeg, mace, and salt in a bowl and mix into a paste.
  • Marinate the chicken with the paste and keep it to the side for 3-4 hours.
  • Put water in a pot and get it to boil.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and crackle star anise, cardamoms, cloves & cinnamon.
  • Stir in rice and fry it for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the rice to the boiling water, sprinkle a pinch of salt and cook until rice is ¾ cooked.
  • Strain the rice using colander.
  • Take 1 tbsp oil in a pan and fry onion until it is golden brown. Remove the onion and keep it to the side.
  • Pour in the remaining oil into the pan and cook the chicken for 6-7 minutes or until it discharges oil.
  • Mix in rice and add fried onion, ghee and saffron.
  • Now cover the pan with aluminium foil and set the pan over another pan. Cook on high flame for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the flame to medium and cook for about 20 minutes.
  • Take off the heat and serve hot.

Reviews and Ratings:
Syeda Bushra Nadeem posted 21/02/2012
very nice recipie