Chicken Dum Briyani

by - November 10, 2010

As said, Women can win her man's heart through his stomach......... this recipe will sure wins everyone heart in a family. Try & enjoy...

Ingredients: (Serves 4-5)

Chicken with bone - 1 pound / 500gms
Basmati Rice - 500gms
Onion - 2 big (sliced lenghtwise)
Tomato - 1 big ( sliced in to big pieces)
Green chillies - 3-4
Ginger & Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder -3/4tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsp or to taste
Cilantro & Mint leaves minced - 1 cup
Curd - 1/4 cup
Lemon juice - 1 tsp( optional if curd is sweet)
Saffron colour - optional
Oil- 1/4 cup or 100gms
Ghee - 1tsp
Salt to taste

For Seasoning:

Cardamon - 2
Cloves - 2-3
Cinnamon - 2 piece
Fennel seed - 1 tsp
Bay leaves = 1-2
Whole pepper corn - 10 (optional)


  • Wash & clean the Chicken,Make into medium size pieces.
  • Wash & soak basmati rice for 1/2 hour.
  • Take heavy bottom vessel & heat oil in it.
  • Add Seasoning & allow it to splutter.
  • Add sliced onions & green chillies to it & saute it until Onions change to slight golden transparent colour as shown in a picture.
  • At this stage add chiken pieces & saute it for 5-7 mins as it thoroughly blend with onions.

  • Add Ginger garlic paste & saute it for 2 mins .
  • Now add Turmeric powder, Red chille powder, Curd, tomatoes, Salt & cup of cilantro mint leaves.
  • Mix well & allow it to be in low heat. Stir in between.( 10 - 12 mins depent upon heat & vessel we have choosen)

  • Meanwhile take a deep bottomed vessel with 2 -2 1/2 ltr of water to boil in medium heat.
  • When water is boiling, put soaked rice to it  &add required salt for the rice with 1 spn of oil.
  • When water starts boiling or rice is half cooked, take it from heat & drain immediately.
  • After draining the rice, put it in the chicken briyani gravy & spread evenly.

  • Now put ghee & saffron colour over the rice & cover it with thick towel and close the lid.
  • (If you have a vessel with tight lid then you dont need to cover with towel.)
  • Dum it for 15mins in low heat.
  • Turn off the stove & Open the lid, By using fork mix the rice very gently or transfer to other bowl & mix.
  • Serve with ritha or eggplant gravy or with mutton dalcha. ( will post the mutton dalcha recipe & briyani eggplant gravy recipe soon).
Note: Soak rice for atleast 20 mins or it wont cook properly.
          Dont over cook the rice or stir often, then rice could break.

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  1. hai saras,

    Thx for the receipe. I am going to try this receipe this weekend and let u know.


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