Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani
This Hyderabadi dum biriyani is a mouth watering combination of Aromatic Basmati rice layered over succulent pieces of chicken cooked with homemade spices, yogurt and fried onion then sealed and dum cooked to perfection ­čśő
Ingredients for Biriyani Masala
Ingredients for Biryani
For cooking Rice
For garnishing
  1. In a mixer add all ingredients for biriyani masala and grind in to a smooth powder .keep in an air tight container.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add cleaned and washed chicken pieces make sure the water is completely drained.combine chicken with biryani masala, ginger garlic paste, crushed green chili, yogurt, chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice . then add coriander and mint leaves, gently mix it with chicken and keep it aside.
  3. Rinse rice several times times in lots of water until it is clear. then Soak washed basmati rice in water for 20-30 minutes
  4. Mean time Heat oil in a wide frying pan over medium heat.once the oil become hot add thinly sliced onion and fry it until it become golden in color ,set it aside.(Fry onions in batches. Do not crowd the pan.)
  5. then in a large, wide and thick bottom vessel boil 3-3 1/2 Ltr of water to cook the rice.Once water started boiling add sufficient salt, cloves, bay leaf, lemon juice, cardamoms and a piece of cinnamon in to it.once it boiled well add two tbsp sunflower oil and washed rice in to it.cook until rice become soft and two kani chaval consistency(70%cooked).then drain water completely.then spread the rice in a wide pan if needed.
  6. Transfer chicken with marinade to a large , thick-bottomed vessel, add 3/4 of fried onion to the chicken.mix well .spread it evenly at the bottom .then layer all the cooked rice .Top with fried onions and ghee.and two three teaspoon of fried onion oil (optional) and saffron milk.then sprinkle two pinch of biryani masala .Then seal the top with atta dough or aluminum foil, cover with a lid and place a weight on top of the lid and cook in a low flame for 30 minutes.then switch off the stove rest for ten minutes .serve hot
Recipe Notes

notes:If you are afraid to layer rice with uncooked chicken you can cook the chicken and rice separately   then layer it and do dum cooking for just ten minutes ,that will also work i do that most f the time.


use ghee according to your preference i used very less here

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