Sunday, January 11, 2015

Chicken Dum Biryani

Be it a special occasion or a normal Sunday lunch, this chicken Dum Biryani can make your day special.. Here at home we usually make chicken biryani on Sunday. But the one we make is Malabar chicken biryani. The below recipe for chicken dum biryani is different from that.

For Rice
  1. Kyma/ jeera/basmati rice - 2cups
  2. Cinnamon stick -1inch piece
  3. Cloves - 5
  4. Star anise -1
  5. Cardamon - 3
  6. Ghee -1tbs
  7. Salt to taste
For Chicken
  1. Cut chicken - 1/2kg
  2. Chopped ginger - 1tbs
  3. Chopped garlic - 1tbs
  4. Green chilli - 1
  5. Turmeric powder - 1tsp
  6. Chilli powder - 1tbs
  7. Pepper powder -1/2tsp
  8. Biryani masala - 1tbs
  9. Mint leaves chopped - 2tbs
  10. Coriander leaves chopped - 1cup
  11. Yogurt - 2tbs
  12. Tomato sliced - 3medium
  13. Onion sliced - 1
  14. Oil - 2tbs
  15. Salt to taste
  1. Soak washed rice in water for 20min and drain it
  2. Boil 3.5 cups of water, add ingredients under "For Rice" from 2 to 5.
  3. Add drained rice, salt and ghee and cook with closed lid until rice 95 % cooked. There wouldn't be any left out water to drain from rice at this point.
  4. Using a fork fluff up the rice so that it doesn't stick to each other
  5. Clean the cut chicken and marinate using ingredients under "For Chicken" from 2 to 11 for 30 minute.
  6. heat the oil in a bottom thick pan and sauté onion.
  7. Once onion is golden brown, add tomatoes and marinated chicken and cook in high flame  with closed lid.
  8. After 10 minutes reduce the flame to low-medium, and add the rice on top of chicken masala
  9. Close the lid and cook for 15 more minutes and switch off the stove.
  10. Open the lid only after 30minutes to fill your house with aromas of the spicy Dum Biryani!

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