Shwet's Sizzling Wok

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Chicken Dum Biryani

on March 5, 2014

Craving for chicken biryani ?? 🙂 Try this easy peasy recipe and make your weekends more colorful 😉
  • Chicken – 1kg
For masala,
  • Red chillies – 20
  • green chillies – 5-6
  • coriander seeds – 2tbsp
  • cumin seeds – 2tbsp
  • turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • peppercorns – 1/2tsp
  • ginger, chopped 2tsp
  • garlic pod – 1
  • coriander leaves – 1/2 cup
  • mint leaves – 10-15
  • onion sliced 1/2cup

For the Ghee rice,

  • Basmathi rice – 3 cups
  • Ghee : 5 tbsp
  • Star anise : 1
  • Cloves : 4
  • Cinnamon : 1 inch piece
  • Green cardamom : 4 pods
  • Onions : 3 sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • Water : 6 cups

For the garnish

  • Saffron (Kesar) – about 2 pinches soaked in milk
  • Fried onion
  • Coriander leaves – a few sprigs
For the gravy
  • Grind all the ingredients of masala to a fine paste. Mix with chicken cubes and let it marinate for an hour. Cook on low flam till meat is cooked and gravy becomes thick and coats chicken pieces.

For the ghee rice

  • Heat ghee in a cooker, Add the cloves, cinnamon, star anise, cardamon and stir fry for a minute
  • Add the sliced onions, and saute till its pink in color, Now add the rice and 6 cups of water,
  • Adjust the seasoning.
To Assemble 
  • Make  layers of gravy and the ghee rice in a vessel.
  • Cover it tightly, and cook on a low heat for 15 min, See that the flavour doesn’t go out.

Serve with raita of your choice, Enjoy 😀

Note : This recipe can be substituted with 10 eggs instead of chicken for the eggetarians 🙂


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