Friday, July 25, 2008

Dhum Biryani

In India Hyderabad is the food lover paradise, and Dhum biriyani is the one of the popular dish in this paradise.

Biryani is originally a Muslim dish, and it is especially popular and famous in traditionally Muslim areas of India. Placing the Hyderabad Biryani in the top of the list in all the varieties of Biryanies.

Dhum biriyani means the steam-cooked rice with the different rich spices, chicken and ghee.


1.For rice:

Basmati rice 1/2 kg (2 glasses)
Water 3 glasses
Cloves 2
Cinnamon 1/2"

2. Chicken:

Chicken with bones 1 kg
Curd 3 tbs
Chilly powder 1 tbs
Coriander powder 1/2 tbs
Turmeric powder 1/4 sp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbs
Salt1 tbs
Green chillies 2
Bay leaves 2
Cardamoms 4

Cloves 6
Cinnamon stick 1/2"
Shajeera 1 tsp
Bay leaves 1
Star Anise: 1

Cashew nuts 1 & 1/2 tbs
Puppy seeds 1/2 tbs

3.Final ingredients:

Saffron 1/2 sp
Milk 1tbs
Ghee 2 tbs
Oil 1 tbs
Onion 1 big
Curd 3 tbs

1. Cut the chicken into big pieces and wash it.
2. Grind masala powder with cloves, cinnamon, shajeera, and star anise.
3. Marinate the chicken with salt, turmeric, chilly powder, ginger & garlic paste, curd and above masala powder for 15 mints.
4. Wash the basamati rice and soak for 15 mints
5. Soak the saffron in milk.
6. Soak separately puppy seeds and cashew nuts in water for 5mint. After that make it smooth paste and keep it aside.
7. Cut the onions thinly lengthwise and Fry the onions in the oil on low flame till it becomes golden brown and keep aside.
8. Now cook the rice with water, cloves, cinnamon and salt.
9. Meanwhile heat a kadai with 1tbs oil, add cardamoms and bay leaves in that, fry a while then add marinated masala chicken and close the lid and cook some time. Add cashew nuts and puppy seeds paste and mix it well. At this stage add 1/2 cup water and again cook for 5mints and switch off the stove (gravy should not be thick and should not be watery. medium
10. Preheat oven at 170.
11. Now take one oven safe dish pour 1 tbs oil and 1 tbs ghee, place about half of rice in it. Upon the rice layer you spread chicken, fried onion, ghee and sprinkle some saffron milk finally with layer of rest the rice on top ends the rice chicken layering stage. Sprinkle remaining saffron milk. Cover lid tightly and keep it in oven.


Priti said...

Briyani looks just yum yum yum...and the pic is usual wonderful..

rekhas kitchen said...

mmmm dhum biryani suuupppper cheppanuga letest ga vastarani that to hyd dhum biryani tinadi tinadi okkale

Sireesha said...

Dum biryani looks gr8 and awesome....

Priti said...

hmm I already saw the lamp was passed to me...thanks dear

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Lovely Biryani ... Smells awesome..
Thanks for the award so so made me feel very special!!

Suma Rajesh said...

superb yaar..this looks amazing and wonderful lunch on sunday...luved it and thanks for tagging ....

Seema said...

Wow! That Biryani loks great! I can literally smell the flavours here..Wish i could have some :-(
Pic looks awesome!

Medhaa said...

Love this biryani. Lovely recipe

Cham said...

Biry is so gorgeous :)

notyet100 said...

delicious...i luv andhra biryani..ur looks great

homecooked said...

Wow....the biryani looks absolutely delicious!

Shreya said...

Amazing, I can't believe you made this awesome biriyani at home! I so love this biriyani, though most mallus don't like the final texture (without too much masala gravy in the rice or chicken!) my fav places to eat this was paradise, take away at Hyderabad house, and green park, golconda restaurants..

Sireesha said...

An award is waiting for u at my blog:))

Jaya said...

Dum Briyani looks so mouth-watering ..
hugs and smiles


was just wondering if this same thing is made just using vegetables .. will it taste as good?

Suma Rajesh said...

hai andhra, after grinding i get like watery consistency, so i add flour inorder to tigten the mixture and to become crisp..

rekhas kitchen said...

pappulo kalu vesaru photo tesindi nene the great rekha cemara marichanu ga ye la vunnaru mancu(snow) padutundataga,babu jagarta me peru cheppakudadu oorike telusukovalani

Shreya said...

Hi Andhra Flavors, an award is waiting for you at my blog!

Sujatha said...

you are making me hungry :) looks so inviting! Briyani is my favorite.. and chicken briyani sounds more delicious :)

Priti said...

Hey Dear, Thanks for a matter of fact not too well :(..I'll post something soon...and ya I tried the dum came well...but due to my few mistake it was not great...I hope next time it will be better..thanks for sharing the recipe..

Sujyothi said...

Dum biryani...looks so good!!!wish i could take a bite right from the pic!nice blog!!
Fabulous work and Congrats on the award!!
Thanks a bunch for the lovely comment on my blog! do keep visiting!