Saturday, December 17, 2011

Chettinad Chicken Dum Biryani

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Being a spicy food lover, I love chettinad cuisine. We know Chettinad cuisine is very famous for its extra hot taste & rich aroma of spices. Its recipes bursts with flavor. 
I got the below recipe for the popular spicy hot chettinad chicken dum biryani and it was a super hit. The very thought of this biryani & its traditional mouthwatering taste will tickle the tastebuds of all non-veg lovers.
Enjoy this extra hot recipe of spicy chicken biryani..!
For Marinating chicken:
  • Chicken                                    - ½ kg
  • Lemon juice                              - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd                            - a pinch
  • Red chilly pwd                          - ¾ tsp
  • Salt                                          - ½ tsp
For preparing Biryani:
  • Jeeraga samba or Basmati rice              - 2 cups
  • Ghee                                                    - 2 tbsp
  • Oil                                                        - 2 tbsp
  • Cloves                                                  - 2
  • Marati moggu                                        - 1
  • Bay leaves                                            - 2
  • Cardamom                                            - 2
  • Cumin seeds                                         - ½ tsp
  • Big size onion                                       - 2
  • Green chilly                                           - 1 or 2
  • Mint  & coriander leaves chopped           - 1 cup
  • Ginger garlic paste                                -  1 tbsp
  • Tomato                                                 - 2
  • Red chilly pwd                                      - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd                                - ½ tsp
  • Curd                                                     - ½ cup
  • Salt to taste
  1. Wash and soak rice in water for 10 mins.
  2. Drain and reserve.
  3. In a bowl, make a paste of lemon juice, turmeric pwd, salt and red chilly pwd.
  4. Wash and marinate chicken with this marinade.
  5. Heat a thick bottom vessel  or cooker suitable for biryani.
  6. Add ghee and oil.
  7. Add cloves, cinnamon, Marathi moggu, bay leaves, cardamom, cumin and sauté.
  8. When a pleasant aroma comes out, add the chopped onions.
  9. Sauté in medium flame , till the onions are tender and golden brown.
  10. Add green chillies, mint leaves, coriander leaves and fry well.
  11. Continue stirring till the  ghee attains a greenish tint from the mint and coriander leaves.
  12. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 3 minutes.
  13. Add chopped tomato pieces and cook  until the tomatoes are mashed well and the ghee floats on the top.
  14. Now add the marinated chicken, red chilly pwd,  garam masala pwd, curd  and fry for  few minutes.
  15. Add enough salt and 3 ½ cups of water.
  16. Add the rice and mix gently.
  17. Close the vessel  with lid and cook on medium flame, until the rice is  almost done &  all the water in the biryani is absorbed.
  18. Remove from direct flame & cook the biryani in “dum “ for  20 mins.
  19. For cooking in “ dum “, place the biryani vessel on dosa tawa or any flat pan with little water.
  20. Keep the flame on medium. As the water on the tawa gets used up, add more until the rice is fluffy and cooked completely. ( approximately 15 to 20 mins )
  21. You will smell a nice aroma, so that you will know the biryani is ready now.
  22. Now turn it off the heat and remove the vessel.
  23. Let the biryani rest for 10 mins.
  24. Open the lid and give a gentle stir.
  25. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  1. Serve hot with onion raitha.
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  1. Mouth watering. I love spicy food. There is one of the ingredient I am not familiar though which is Marati moggu.

  2. wow yummy mouthwatering biriyani jay

  3. Biriyani looks simply stunning delicious and mouthwatering. Next time it's a deal that I would prepare biriyani using using your method.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. by seeing this biriyani i cant stay here, i feel to come there and finish it off.......luks so spicy n delicious dear..........i am feeling so hungry

  5. Have had this at friends and it is truly delicious!

  6. that is my favourite. i always have that for lunch.

  7. Very nice and delicious!

  8. Olá Jay,

    Adorei o seu prato está muito apetitoso, aceitaria um prato agora mesmo estou com muita fome!!!

    Feliz Fim de Tarde!!!
    1000 Beijokinhas

  9. wow that is making seriously hungry right now:) it looks absolutely yummy. Thank you for sharing this.

  10. I love spicy food too, but I haven't heard about the Chettinad cuisine... and it looks absolutely delicious!! :)


  11. Yumm and Spicy Biryani Dear.Fabulous Recipe indeed.A Fabulous Blog Award awaits U at my space.Will be delighted if U Come and collect it.

  12. Love rice with spices. Your looks mouthwatering!

  13. Oh, delicious..! Chettinad and biryani makes that deadly combination of good food..! AnzzCafe has completed one year of blogging.. Its been a very eventful and fulfilling journey. Thank you for your support and words of encouragement without which it would not have been possible. Thank You..!

  14. simply mouth watering...feels like having it right now...thnx for sharing

  15. delicious looking biryani looks wonderful

  16. I made chicken biryani last night. I finally got it right after several attempts. My ingredients are slightly different from yours though. I will post my recipe within the next few weeks. Thanks for sharing. Your version looks absolutely mouthwatering.

    Spoon and Chopsticks

  17. Loved it!! You made me hungry :) You have a 'Fabulous Blog' award waiting at my space. Grab it now! Here is the link:

  18. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your nice comment. Your recipe looks delicious (for me, minus the hot spice.) When I was young I loved things super spicy . . . sadly, I have lost the taste for it.

    Your welcome any time.


  19. Your rice dishes always looks so amazing! I just want to dive into the screen and eat some. Yum!!

  20. Thank you so much everyone for your sweet notes..;)
    happy sunday...enjoy..;))

  21. Biryani looks spicy, yummy and delicious.

  22. Another beautiful and appetizing dish. Your use of spices is inspiring (I'm still a bit timid when it comes to spice...). Thanks for sharing :)

  23. lovved the time i will try this way.....

  24. i 've been afraid too cook biryani at home but never shied away from eating lots. This biryani looks so very appetising, maybe i should try it

  25. It looks mouthwatering!Have a lovely Sunday,dear!

  26. Mm, I like it. It's so tasty. :)

  27. Hi Jay

    Biryani looks yumm. I was just wondering what is Marathi Moggu. I haven't come across it before.

    Anisha Kuruvilla

  28. Hy Anisha, Malay kadazan girl,
    marathi moggu is also known as kapok imparts a spicy flavor when fried in oil. The flavor will be almost similar to that of a combination of mustard and black pepper.
    you can get this in all Indian stores.

  29. I love the traditional presentation of the dish. It is looking sooooo appetising!

  30. Looks so appetizing...but all your food does.

  31. This just looks so scrumptious! Now I really wouldn't visit your site when I haven't eaten yet.. >.<

  32. An authentic chettniad, homestyle biryani..Looks too yummm...!!!!

    And thank u sooo...much for the award Jay ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  33. love the way its plated on the banana leaf, looks very apetising & pretty :)

  34. Oh My God... I want to taste it now... it so appetizing...

  35. 'Tis so mouthwatering it makes me hungry :D Love the side dishes , too !

  36. this is the one i always looking for .. easy made and taste good .. i will try .. thanks to u

  37. Mouth watering dearrrrrr

  38. I've never heard of Chettinad cuisine! Thank you for introducing me to a new food culture - I love hot and spicy food

  39. Looks colorful attractive & appetizing!

  40. I am speeeeeeeechless AND DROOLING AND HUNGRY :P

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  42. hi i have a doubt, are you still active in this blog?, my doubt is you said we shoud take the rice vessel off direct flame and put it in a flat vessel with water right....should I remove the lid on the rice vessel/cooker during this procedure?


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