Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani

Hyderabadi Dum biryani are most yummiest and easy biriyani preparations. Here comes one of most lovely Hyderabadi Biriyani with chicken.

  1. Chicken: 800-1000 g
  2. Biriyani rice: 2 cups
  3. Ginger-garlic paste: 2 tbs
  4. Red chilly powder: 1 tbs
  5. Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
  6. Green chilly: 2 crushed
  7. Coriander leaves:4 tbs
  8. Mint leaves: 10 leaves
  9. Yogurt: 1 cup
  10. Garam masala powder: 2 tsp
  11. Green cardamom powder: 2 tsp
  12. Roasted onion: 1 & 1/2 cup
  13. Ghee: 8 tbs
  14. Lemon juice: 1 tbs
  15. Cardamom: 2
  16. Cloves : 2
  17. Bayleaf: 1
  18. Cinnamon: 1 inch
  19. Star anise: 1
  20. Salt: to taste
  21. Saffron: little( soaked in little milk, optional, i didn't used)
  • Take a pan or wok (that we are going to prepare biriyani), add chicken pieces into it.
  • Marinate chicken pieces with ginger-garlic paste, crushed green chilly, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, 1 tsp garam masala powder, 1 tsp green cardamom powder, yogurt, 1 cup roasted onion,  1 tbs lemon juice, 2 tbs coriander leaves, mint leaves, 4 tbs ghee and salt to taste.
  • Keep aside for 30-45 minutes.
  • Boil 4 cups of water along with all whole spices , salt and 2 tbs ghee.
  • Add washed and drained rice to it and cook 3/4 th or till the water just dries ,not too dry.
  • If you are using basmathi rice, soak it for 20 minutes , cook 75% with more water and strain excess water.
  • Now layer half of the rice above marinated chicken.
  • Then spread some roasted onion, chopped coriander leaves, little garam masala, little green cardamom powder and 1 tbs ghee over it. Also add little saffron milk if using.
  • Again layer remaining rice, then top it with garam masala, green cardamom powder, roasted onion, coriander leaves and ghee. Also add saffron milk if using.
  • Cover the lid tightly without allowing any air to escape and cook in medium flame for 15-20 minutes.
  • Now lower the flame and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame and open only after 10 more minutes.
Delicious Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani is ready. Serve hot with salad, rajya or chutney.