Hyderabad Dum Biryani


Ingredients for Hyderabad Dum Biryani:

1. Chicken -1 kg

2. Onions – 2, cut into small pieces

    Ginger-garlic paste – 3 big spoons

    Chilli powder – 1.5 big spoons

    Coriander powder – 2 big spoons

    Turmeric powder – 2 big spoons

    Thick curd – 1 cup

    Lemon juice – From one lemon

    Coriander leaves chopped- ¼ cup

    Mint leaves chopped – ¼ cup

    Salt – For taste

3. Long basmati rice – 1 kg

4. Ghee – 2 big spoons

5. Cinnamon, Cloves, Sha Jeera, Cumin seeds, pepper and cardamom – A little each

6. Onions – 2, sliced

7. Cashews & raisins – ½ cup

8. Ghee – 2 big spoons

9. Garam masala powder – 1 big spoon

10. Coriander leaves chopped – ¾ cup

      Mint leaves chopped – ¾ cup

How to prepare Hyderabad Dum Biryani?

1. Cut chicken to big pieces, wash and clean well.

2. Mix it with ingredients no: 2 and place in refrigerator for at least 8 hours.

3. Wash rice and add to boiling water. Before adding rice, add salt to taste.

4. When rice is half cooked, drain it from water.

5. Heat ghee, sauté ingredients no: 5 and keep aside.

6. In the remaining ghee fry onions, cashews and raisins till deep brown.

7. Take a thick bottomed vessel and pour 2 big spoons of ghee.

8. Place the marinated chicken as the first layer.

9. Layer half-cooked rice, garam masala powder, cashews, raisins, mint leaves and coriander leaves. The contents should be spread in different layers.

10. On the top spread fried onions along with a little mint leaves and coriander leaves chopped.

11. Seal the container using maida paste. Cook in low flame for 25 minutes.

12. After 25 minutes put the flame off.

13. Open the sealed container only after 1-2 hours.

14. Use a big spatula to mix rice and chicken and serve in plates.

15. You can add raita and mint chutney as side dishes.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine June 1-14, 2016

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