Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Chicken Dum Biryani

Chicken dum biryani is very famous dish all over. It is prepared using chicken, curd , basmati rice and spices. We usually go to restaurants to eat chicken dum biryani or any other chicken varieties. We can also prepare it in home in very simple way. The same procedure can be followed to prepare egg biryani, soyachunks biryani, vegetable biryani which I have already posted. Here in this post I am giving detailed recipe of chicken biryani. Easy, simple and fast method.

Preparation time: 50min to 1hr
Servings: 4

Frying onions:
Onion long cuts -1/2 cup
Oil -1tspoon

Chicken Biryani Masala:
Chicken pieces -1pound
Oil -1tablespoon
Onion finely chopped -1/2 cup
Turmeric powder -1/4tspoon
Chopped Tomato -1 Cup
Green chillies -2
Kasuri methi -1tspoon
Ginger garlic paste -2tspoons
Mint leaves/Dried Mint leaves powder -2tspoons
Coriander powder/Dhaniya powder - 1.5tspoon
Red chilli powder- 1/2 tspoon
Any chicken masala -4tspoons [I used Everest Chicken masala]
Salt as per taste
Food color red -a pinch [optional]
Thick Ghee -4tspoons
Curd -1/2 cup

Boiled Rice Preparation:

Basmati Rice: 1.5 cups
Water: 3.5 cups
Clove: 2
Cinnamon -1 inch
Bay leaf - 1
Ghee/oil -1/4tspoon [Preferred ghee]
Salt -1/4tspoon

Chopped cilantro -1 tablespoon
Chopped Mint leaves -2tspoons

[Be careful while adding salt, as the salt is used while preparing rice and also preparing chicken biryani masala]

  1. Preparation of Rice: Wash the Basmati rice well and soak it in water for 15 to 25 min. Drain the water. Take a cooking bowl, Add water 3.5 cups, salt, Oil/ghee, Cloves, Bay leaf, Cinnamon. Bring the water to boil. When water is boiling add the rice and cook it just for 5 min in high flame. Remove/Drain the remaining/excess of water from Rice. Rice is ready for Biryani.
  2. Fried onions:Take 2tspoons of oil in a Frying pan, Add  cut onion and saute it until it becomes golden to brown. Transfer it to a plate.
  3. Chicken Frying & Biryani masala: To the same pan add 1/2 tablespoon oil, When its hot add onion and chicken,turmeric powder and little salt. Saute it until chicken is well cooked.
  4. Then add all the ingredients mentioned in Chicken Birayani masala one by one except Curd and saute it well and let all the ingredients get cooked.Switch off the stove. Let it become warm. Now add curd, Mix well. And again keep it on stove and cook for another 5 minutes. Biryani masala will be ready.
  5. Layering: Take a cooker/ Big vessel which can fit rice and biryani masala. Add around 20ml  of  water(adding water so that masala at the bottom should not get burnt), Add Half the quantity of   prepared Birayani masala along with chicken pieces, on this add/ layer the rice, On this add the  fried onions, Mint leaves, coriander leaves. Again add the biryani masala, chicken pieces, Layer the   rice, mint leaves and coriander leaves. Close the cooking vessel using Aluminuim foil. Place a plate on it so that water doesn't evaporate and Biryani cooks well inside in steam. Don't cook on direct flame.
  6. So place a tava on the stove, Above this keep the vessel/ cooker of biryani. Let it cook for just 4 minutes. Switch off the stove.
  7. Now after 3-4 minutes open the Aluminium foil and Yummy Chicken biryani will be ready. Enjoy with Raita.