Hyderabadi (Deccan Style) Chicken Dum Biryani

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Cooking time 50 Min. Serving 4-5

Ingredients –

For preparation of Chicken Masala for Biryani:

Green Chilli (small) 12

Cumin seeds 1 Tbsp

Coriander Leaves ¼ cup

Chicken 1 Kg

Yogurt ½ Kg

Salt 1 Tbsp

Ginger-Garlic Paste 2 Tbsp

All Spices (Garam Masala) ½ Tbsp

Red Chilli (Crushed) 1 Tbsp

Mint leaves

Fried onion ½ cup


For preparation of Chicken Masala for Biryani:

Water 2 Litres

Salt 3 Tbsp

Cumin seeds 1 Tbsp

Bay leaves 2

Black Cardamom 5

Cinnamon Sticks 2

Cloves 8

Black Pepper 8

Basmati Rice 750 gms

Coriander leaves

Mint leaves

Lemon 2

Fried onion

Gold (Zarda) color

Oil 1 cup


– Grind green chillies, cumin seeds and coriander leaves together to make a paste (Hara Masala).

– Take chicken in a cooking bowl/pan. Add Yogurt, Salt, Ginger-Garlic Paste, All Spices (Garam Masala), Red Chilli (Crushed), Hara masala paste, coriander leaves and Mint leaves. Mix well.

– Add fried onion and marinate for 2-3 Hours.

– In another pan, take 2 litres of water. Add salt, Bay leaves, Black Cardamom, Cinnamon Sticks, Cloves, Black Pepper and Basmati Rice. Boil it and drain when 75% done.

– Pour rice on marinated chicken. Add coriander leaves, mint leaves, lemon syrup and gold (zarda) color.

– Pour oil over rice. Cover the pan tightly and cook for 15 minutes on medium flame.

– Cook for 15 minutes on lowest flame for dum. Turn off the flame. Let it rest for 20-30 minutes and Serve.