Quick Chicken Dum Biryani

A very simple and easy recipe which you can make in home. And believe me it will taste as great than what you have outside :P Biryani is something which I learnt to make since my high school days. And I must say, that I m now expertised in making it :P I have posted my way of quick Chicken Biryani, which is filled with flavor of all the healthy spices. Preparation time is Max 30-40 minutes! This is a quick recipe because here I have not marinated the chicken previously. The chicken here gets equally all the wonderful aroma while it is getting cooked along the spice content. Try one and I am sure you will crave to make it again & again!!!

    • 1/2 kg chicken
    • 1 tbsp Saunf (coursly powdered using pestle and mortar)
    • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
    • 3 star anise
    • 2" Cinnamon sticks
    • 6 cloves
    • 15 whole black pepper corns
    • 6 garlic flakes finely chopped
    • 1" ginger finely chopped
    • 2 green chillies chopped
    • 6 medium Onions chopped
    • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
    • 1 tsp red chilli powder
    • 1 tsp cumin powder ( choice, I have used it )
    • 1 tbsp coriander powder
    • Salt to taste
    • 5-6 tbsp Coconut oil
    • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • Quick Chicken Dum Biryani  Method-1

    Making of green paste ( Make a fine paste of the following ) :

    • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
    • 1 fist full of coriander leaves
    • 8 garlic cloves
    • 4 green chillies
    • 4-5 tbsp fresh yogur

  • Quick Chicken Dum Biryani  Method-2

    Take a medium Pressure cooker. Add oil, when it heats, start fry all the spices one by one (Cumin, Saunf, Star anise, cinnamon, whole black pepper corns, cloves). Let the spices roast well to leave a plesant aroma , now add chopped ginger-garlic and green chillies. Saute well for 2-3 mins.

  • Quick Chicken Dum Biryani  Method-3

    Add the Onions, add a tsp of salt and fry until the onions turns transparent.

  • Quick Chicken Dum Biryani  Method-4

    Now add Red chilli powder & turmeric powder and saute well for 2 mins, followed by cumin and coriander powder with repeated stiring.

  • Quick Chicken Dum Biryani  Method-5

    Now add the Green masala paste and saute well under medium flame for 4-5 minutes, till the raw smell of the masala vanish.

  • Quick Chicken Dum Biryani  Method-6

    Add the Chicken pieces and stir well for 3-5 minutes. Now close the pressure cooker lid and keep the chicken to get cooked under small flame for 10-15 mins. Remember adjust the salt here. ( REMEMBER WE ARE NOT USING THE WHISTLE HERE )

  • Quick Chicken Dum Biryani  Method-7

    See that in process of cooking you don't add any amount of water to chicken, let it get cooked in its own juice. While the chicken is getting cooked, we will start making Basmati Rice.

  • Quick Chicken Dum Biryani  Method-8

    Basmati Rice cooking procedure :

    • 2 1/2 cups of Dabur Basmati rice (Washed well and soaked for 30 mins, For 2 1/2 cups of rice add 4 1/2 cups of water. Note: Here I haven't added 1/2 cup more as the rice is already soaked, it contains little of water absorbed in it).
    • Cook the Basmati in a wide vessel.
    • First let the water boil well, after which add the drained basmati & little of salt. Let it boil well for 2-3 mins under high flame, after which close the lid and keep the flame to lowest heat. The Rice will need 10-15 minutes to get cooked. (See that you don't add much salt here) 
    • Keep watching the rice, it should only cook to 90% (You will see little bit water under rice, and this will be absorbed while it is cooked along chicken under Dum). When you see its done transfer the upper layer onto the chicken masala which is ready, add all the rice (the bottom most rice going on to the top). 
    • Now layer it with some chopped mint leaves and 2-3 tbsp of Kesar water (choice).
    • Now close the lid and keep the heat to lowest and let the contents get cooked in lower heat for 8-10 minutes. [REMEMBER WE ARE NOT USING THE WHISTLE HERE]
  • Quick Chicken Dum Biryani  Method-9

    After 8-10 minutes switch off the burner and let the cooker be keep aside for 5 minutes. When you open you can see that all the content have dried and the rice and chicken layer have been cooked to perfect!!! Wow, I just love Dum biryani!!! Enjoy the Biryani with a side dish along Raita.

  • Quick Chicken Dum Biryani  Method-10
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