Kerala Chicken Dum Biryani

Kerala Chicken Dum Biryani

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 20

Cook Time : 45

Total Time : 65

Ingredients

Serves 10

  • Chicken 1 kgs

  • Biriyani Rice 4 cups

  • Onion,chopped 5 nos

  • Tomatoes:Chopped 3 nos

  • Ginger Garlic Green Chilli Paste 3 tbsp

  • turmeric powder 3/4 tsp

  • Red Chilli Powder 3 tbsp

  • Coriander Powder 2 tbsp

  • Fennel Seed Powder 1 tsp

  • cumin powder 1 tsp

  • Garam Masala Powder 2 tbsp

  • Cinnamon Stick:Small Piece 2 nos

  • Green Cardamom 4 nos

  • Cloves 4 nos

  • Cumin Seeds 1 tsp

  • Fennel Seeds 1 tsp

  • Poppy Seeds 1 tsp

  • Salt 1 tbsp

  • Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

  • Ghee 1 cups

  • Coconut Oil 4 tbsp

  • For Marination: Red Chili Powder 2 tsp

  • turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

  • Black Pepper Powder 1 tsp

  • Yoghurt 2 tbsp

  • Salt 1 tsp

  • For Garnishing: Onion: finely sliced 1 nos

  • Cashews:Broken 2-3 tbsp

  • Raisins 1 tbsp

  • Coriander Leaves 1/2 cups

  • Mint Leaves 1/2 cups

  • Ghee 1 tbsp

Directions

  • 01

    Marinate chicken with the items listed under ' For Marination '. And keep it aside for 15 mins.

  • 02

    At the same time soak rice in water for 15 mins.

  • 03

    Meanwhile boil water to cook rice by adding 1 small piece of cinnamon stick , 2 cloves, 2 cardamom and 1 tbsp of ghee.

  • 04

    Add rice once the water gets boiled. Cook till its cooked 3/4 th, Do not overcook the rice.

  • 05

    Drain water and keep aside for cooling.

  • 06

    Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the chicken pieces and keep aside..

  • 07

    Heat ghee in biriyani pot or vessel.

  • 08

    Add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise and poppy seeds. Toss for a minute.

  • 09

    Add onions with little salt and saute till onions become soft.

  • 10

    Add Ginger garlic green chilli paste and saute for 3 to 4 mins till onions turn golden brown.

  • 11

    Add tomatoes and saute till they turn mushy.

  • 12

    Add all the dry spice powders mentioned under ' For Biriyani' .

  • 13

    Add 2 to 3 cups of water and cook for 2 mins.

  • 14

    Now add the fried chicken pieces to this and cook till the gravy thickens.

  • 15

    Once cooked, switch off the flame and remove the chicken gravy into another vessel leaving behind just a small layer of gravy with few chicken pieces.

  • 16

    Layer rice on top of this.

  • 17

    Repeat the process by adding chicken gravy and rice layer on top.

  • 18

    The topmost layer would be of rice.

  • 19

    For garnishing fry onions with little salt on high flame till it becomes brown and crisp.

  • 20

    To the same pan add cashews and raisins and toss till it brown s

  • 21

    Spread this on top of rice and sprinkle it with coriander leaves and mint leaves and 1 tbsp of ghee.

  • 22

    Cover the lid and cook on low flame for 5 to 7 mins.

  • 23

    Switch off the flame and keep it for 5 mims before serving.

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