Monday, 4 September 2017

{Recipe} Chicken Dum Biryani

Today presenting the step wise preparation of Indian Chicken Dum biryani. Earlier if you check on my blog  you will find Boneless Chicken Biryani,Mutton Biryani and now its Chicken Dum Biryani recipe. If we go back in history the word Biryani is derived from Persian language,one theory of word is arrived from brinj which means rice in Persian and other word is derived from biryani which means to fry or roast.

When we speak about ingredients the history explains that main commonly used rice is long grain rice that is basmati,but in some part of India zeera rice is also used in cooking biryani. The other ingredients includes dry whole spices like cinnamon,cardamom,cloves,pepper corns,ginger-garlic,green chilies,green coriander,mint,The premium ingredients include saffron.For non-vegetarians biryani main ingredients that accomplishes spices is the meat,chicken and mutton. Biryani can be served with yogurt raitaSweet &yogurt corn raita .

Generally Biryani is prepared by using whole spices but today i have used powder of dry masala's which gives the biryani more flavour and its not wasted.Also i have used just one layer for dum that is base chicken layer and then directly rice.In my earlier recipes you will find pre -cooking of chicken or mutton and then doing the dum but this recipe no precooking involves its only marination for overnight and then direct on Dum which is also called as kachi style . So lets begin with the recipe for Chicken dum biryani.

Servings 8-10
Total Preparation Time : overnight marination + 35 min
Cooking Time :35 min

2 Kg Chicken
700 Gram Basmati rice
250 Gram Curd
3 Table Spoon Ginger garlic paste
3 Tablespoon red chili powder
1 Tsp Turmeric powder
11/2 Tablespoon Coriander powder
1 Tablespoon Cumin Powder
100 Gram oil
1 Tablespoon rose water
1 Bowl full of chopped fresh coriander and Mint
6 Green chopped chilies

Biryani Masala (Below spices grind in to rough powder)
1 Large bay leaf
2 Cinnamon sticks
15 Cloves
5 Ilaichi/Cardamom
15 pepper corns
1 Tablespoon pathar phool/Dagad phool/Black stone Flower
2 Mace/Javitri
2 Tsp Shahi Zeera

Other ingredients
4 Fried onions
4 Table spoon ghee
1 Lemon juice extract
1 Tsp Rosewater for sprinkle
1 Tsp of orange colour
1 Tsp Green colour
Salt as per taste

Step wise method for Dum biryani

1.Take chicken in bowl and wash well.Drain all the water from the chicken or you can towel dry it using kitchen towel.

2.Then one by one start adding the ingredients .So will start with first add salt,ginger/garlic paste,curd,turmeric powder,chili powder,cumin powder,coriander powder,biryani masala ground,oil,rose water,chopped coriander,mint and green chilies.Mix all the ingredients well and marinate for overnight.
3.Next day when you start the biryani process then first start with soaking of basmati rice for at least 45 to 60 min.Then in large pan add water n bring to boil,also add few cloves ,pepper corns and bay leaf along with salt and tsp of oil.The add soaked rice and half cook the rice.
 4.Then arrange the marinated chicken pieces in the vessel which you will cook the biryani. Then arrange the 1/2 cooked rice over the chicken .
5.Then over the rice layer sprinkle the orange and green edible food colours,fried onions,ghee,lemon juice and rose water.
6.To the lid fix the wheat dough and cover the biryani pot to create dum or pressure.The total time required will be around 40 min.So first cook on high flame for 5 min,then slow flame cook for about 15 min and then place tava or flat frying pan and on top of it place the biryani pot and cook again on slow flame for more 10 min.After 10 min switch of the flame and let the biryani rest for more 10 min.
7.Remove the dough and open the lid,you will find beautiful biryani resting for us to gobble.
8.Here comes the out come of your total hard work and patience level. Isn't it yum.
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