Friday, July 21, 2017

Chettinad Chicken Biryani / Chicken Dum Biryani - Easy Video Recipe

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chettinad dum biryani
Chettinad Chicken Dum Biryani

Chettinad chicken dum biryani is a world famous dish and is very popular due to its unique taste & flavor. There is nothing more special than homemade dum biryani for weekend lunch or dinner. This authentic recipe is not at all complicated and requires two major ingredients basmati rice and chicken. In this recipe, the basmati rice is cooked on dum over slow heat along with awesome spices and herbs. It pairs up excellent with raitha, tangy brinjal gravy or any curry. Lets see the simple video recipe to prepare dum biryani at home.

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To marinate

  • Chicken - 1/2 kg
  • Yoghurt - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • red chilli pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Mint & coriander leaves - handful
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - few drops

To cook basmati rice

  • Basmati rice - 2 cups
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp

To make chicken gravy

  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Marathi moggu - 1
  • Cloves - 4
  • Cinnamon - 1
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Onion - 3
  • Tomato - 1 big
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Yoghurt - 1 tbsp
  • Mint & coriander leaves - handful
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli - 2
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - few drops
  • Salt to taste

To make biryani

  • Oil -2 tsp
  • Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Fried onions - 2 tbsp
  • Mint & coriander leaves


To Marinate

  1. Clean and wash chicken. Drain water from it thoroughly.
  2. Add yoghurt, turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, ginger garlic paste, salt, coriander pwd, mint & coriander leaves and lemon juice.
  3. Coat the chicken completely with masala.
  4. Let it marinate for 30 mins.

To Cook Basmati Rice

  1. Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 5 mins.
  2. Heat 5 cups of water in thick bottomed vessel.
  3. Add cumin seeds, salt, pepper corns, turmeric pwd and garam masala pwd.
  4. Stir well and allow the water to boil.
  5. Now add the soaked and drained basmati rice.
  6. Cook until the basmati rice is 3/4 th cooked.
  7. Turn off flame.
  8. Drain the water and keep the basmati rice aside as shown in video.

To make Chicken gravy

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in thick bottomed vessel.
  2. Add bay leaf, marathi moggu, cumin seeds, cardamom, cloves, pepper corns and cinnamon.
  3. Wait to splutter.
  4. Add sliced onions and saute until transculent.
  5. Add salt, green chilli, ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 minutes.
  6. Add sliced tomato and cook until oil separates.
  7. Add finely chopped fresh mint and coriander leaves and toss.
  8. Add yoghurt and combine.
  9. Add red chilli pwd, garam masala pwd and combine.
  10. Add marinated chicken and combine.
  11. Cover & cook for 10 mins or until the chicken is done.
  12. Add few drops of lemon juice and turn off flame.
  13. Delicious chicken gravy is ready to be added for dum biryani.

To cook biryani:

  1. In a wide bottomed thick pan, heat 2 tsp of oil.
  2. Add little chicken masala and spread well.
  3. Its time to add half of the cooked basmati rice and spread on top of chicken masala.
  4. Sprinkle some fried onions on top.
  5. Also some fresh mint & coriander leaves.
  6. Drizzle little ghee on it.
  7. Add the remaining chicken masala and spread.
  8. Layer it with remaining basmati rice and spread well.
  9. Sprinkle some more fried onions and mint, coriander leaves.
  10. Add a tsp of ghee for flavor.
  11. Also you can drizzle some saffron soaked milk for colourful appearance of the biryani.
  12. Now close with lid and cook in low flame for 10 mins.
  13. Turn off flame. Fluff the biryani gently.
  14. Flavorful delicious homemade chicken dum biryani is ready.
  15. Enjoy hot with raitha or any curry of your choice.
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