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Chicken Dum Biryani
- Boneless Chicken 600 gm
- Rice 160 gm
- Ghee 15 gm
- Curd 100 gm
- For Rice- 1badi elaichi, 2 choti elaichi, 3 cloves, 1 cinnamon stick For Chicken - 1badi elaichi, 2 choti elaichi, 3 cloves, 1 cinnamon stick, small piece nutmeg
Step 1 To a bowl, add curd, ginger garlic paste, salt, turmeric & chili powder. Mix up well. Make gashes on the chicken. Add it to the marinade & set aside for 1 hour. Rinse basmati rice and soak for 30 mins.
Step 2 Heat ghee or oil in a pot. Saute whole spices – cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg. Fry onions evenly stirring often until light brown. Add marinated chicken & saute on a medium heat. Cook on a low flame until the chicken is soft cooked or tender. Mix everything well and layer chicken evenly at the bottom. In the meantime, boil water with salt, green chillies, cardamoms, cinnamon. Add the soaked Basmati rice and let the rice cook uptill 80%. Strain the boiled rice from water. Spread rice in a layer over the chicken. Level the rice if needed. Sprinkle mint & fried onions if using. Cook the biryani on dum for 15 min on low flame. After that let it sit for 10 min before opening the lid.