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Chicken Dum Biryani


1 Whole Chicken (cut in pieces)
500 grams of Basmati Rice (Preferably pre-soaked for atleast half an hour)
2 medium Onions (preferably sliced thin)
5 Cardamom Pods
2 Cinnamon Sticks
6 Cloves
1 tsp. Garlic Paste
1 tsp. Ginger Paste
200 grams of Plain Yogurt
½ tsp. Turmeric Powder
1 tsp. Red Chilli Powder ( depends on how spicy u want ur biryani )
3 tsp. Coriander Powder
1 tsp. Cumin Powder
½ tsp. Cumin Seeds
500 ml Stock
A few Saffron Strands (pre soaked in 5 tablespoons of water)
200 grams of Butter / Ghee / Cooking Oil
For Garnishing:
A handful of Ready Fried Onions for garnishing
A bunch of Fresh Coriander Leaves chopped


Marinate chicken pieces yogurt , turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, ginger paste, garlic paste and cumin powder.
Add the sliced onions and salt and mint to the marination. In boiling water add clarified butter or oil, cinnamon sticks, cardamoms, cloves and cumin seeds and boil the rice until it is half cooked. Add the rice to the meat. Pour a little butter or oil and saffron water on rice and cook the rice on dum for about 30-45 minutes or until done.
Serve hot and garnish with fried onions and fresh coriander leaves.

Serving Suggestions: Garnish with a couple of fried cashew nuts if desired.
Biryani made in ghee taste the best trust me!!!!!!!!


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