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Mouthwatering Mughlai Chicken Dum Biryani

Mughlai Chicken Dum Biryani

Chicken Dum Biryani is yet another culinary treasure from the Royal Mughal kitchens. This smooth chicken Biryani recipe reminisces the rich culinary historical past of India. But, it is commonplace myth that conventional dishes are difficult to prepare as they need a whole lot of effort and time. So, try this delicacy at home and surprise the ones that you love with your cooking abilities.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 280 kcal
Author Ranjeeta Nath Ghai


Ingredients of Chicken Dum Biryani

  • 1 kilogram chopped chicken
  • 50 gm sliced onion
  • 2 tsp FoodAllTime Garam Masala
  • 10 gm bay leaf
  • 2 cups   washed and soaked basmati rice
  • 2 tsp gm ghee
  • 10 gm Cinnamon stick

For Marination of Chicken Dum Biryani

  • 25 gm ginger paste
  • ½   teaspoon powdered turmeric
  • Multipurpose Healthy Green Paste
  • 250 gm yoghurt curd
  • 2 tsp FoodAllTime Multipurpose Healthy Green Paste
  • 1 teaspoon powdered red chilli

For Dough

  • 100 gm Wheat flour

For Garnishing of Chicken Dum Biryani

  • 50 gm Mint Leaves
  • 1 medium thinly sliced onion sautéed
  • 6 strand soaked saffron

For The Main Dish

  • 250 gm beaten yoghurt curd
  • 2 tbsp FoodAllTime Multipurpose Healthy Green Paste
  • 7 gm mace powder
  • FoodAllTime Garam Masala

For The Rice:

  • Wash basmati rice and soak
  • In a cooking pot add 2 cups of water.
  • Add salt into it.
  • Add whole spices that are cinnamon cardamoms, caraway seeds, cloves and black peppercorns.
  • Mix it well and cook the rice till done. Since water is less they’ll be only partially cooked.


For The Chicken Dum Biryani

  1. To prepare this Mughlai recipe, take large bowl mix yoghurt (curd) with red chilli powder and FoodAllTime Multipurpose Healthy Green Paste. Mix all the ingredients well and add chopped chicken into the mixture and let the chicken marinade for about an hour. (if you plan in advance then marinate overnight).
  2. Heat oil/ghee and add bay leaves in a copper vessel. Add onions and add FoodAllTime Garam Masala and sauté it till golden. Remove half the onions and set aside for garnishing.
  3. Add the marinated chicken and cook the chicken, put on low-medium flame and heat ghee in it and add all the whole spices. Sauté the chicken well.
  4. Now add FoodAllTime Multipurpose Healthy Green Paste into the chicken and sauté them again for a minute.
  5. Then add the beaten curd and sauté the chicken till the oil separates. When the oil is separated, FoodAllTime Garam Masala powder into it and sauté the chicken for a minute.
  6. And then add the rice. Spread the rice evenly, add the remaining 2cups water spread the garnishing onions, mint leaves and cilantro/coriander leaves. Add saffron 'n milk.
  7. Make a dough of the whole wheat flour and line the lid with it. Put the lid on the copper vessel and seal it with the dough and put the vessel on an iron griddle and cook for 20 minutes. Serve it hot.