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Chicken Dum Briyani / How to make Chicken Dum Briyani / Easy Chicken Dum Briyani


Biryani is my family’s all-time favorite, particularly when it comes to my hubby and son – it’s their all-time favorite. So, biryani is a must in our lunch menu at least once in a week. After my you tube channel, there was request for Chicken Dum Biryani in simple and easy method.

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Chicken Dum Biryani has the same ingredients as chicken biryani but a complete change in the preparation method. Both rice and chicken gravy is prepared separately and finally they are combined together and cooked. Also here the food color is used to give color for few stalks of rice and let me share the recipe…

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Chicken Dum Biryani


  • Chicken – ½ kg
  • Long grain / Basmathi Rice – 3 cups (1 cup = 160 ml)
  • Mint leaves + Coriander leaves – 1 cup
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Onions – 2 ½ no’s (medium size)
  • Tomato – 1 no (medium size)
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 3 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cinnamon – 2 no’s (1 “inch stick)
  • Star Snise – 3 no’s
  • Bay leaf – 3 no’s
  • Cloves – 6 nos
  • Oil – 2 ½ tbsp
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 2 ½ tbsp

Making of Chicken Dum Biryani –


  • Clean and roughly chop the chicken into medium pieces.
  • Clean and finely chop the coriander + mint leaves.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions and tomatoes, slit green chilli to equal halves and keep it aside.
  • Wash the rice in water and drain the water, keep it aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat 6 cups of water in a heavy bottom vessel, add cinnamon, cloves, star anise, bay leaf (each one) to the water.
  • Cover with the lid and let it to boil.
  • Add the cleaned rice to the water, once it starts boiling followed by salt for rice.
  • Cook in medium flame, until the rice is 90% cooked.
  • Once cooked, drain the water and spread the rice in plate and keep it aside.
  • Heat another heavy bottom vessel, pour oil + ghee/clarified butter, add the leftover cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, bay leaf and star anise.
  • Add the slit green chilli followed by half the quantity of mint + coriander leaves, cook until the leaves turn dark green in color.
  • Add the onions and cook until they turn transparent.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.
  • Add the spice powder (turmeric, chilli and coriander powder), cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the chicken followed by salt and cook for 3 mins.
  • Pour water, cover and let the chicken.
  • Remove the lid when the chicken is cooked.
  • Turn the flame to low, add the cooked rice to the gravy, spread it over the gravy, sprinkle finely chopped mint + coriander leaves, over the rice.
  • Mix the red food color with few drops of water, sprinkle it all over the rice.
  • Cover the vessel with a lid, place a weight over the lid, so that the vapour does not escapes out.
  • Cook in medium flame for 10 mins.
  • Remove the weight and lid, gently fluff the rice with a spoon and transfer it to a vessel.

Serve hot with any raita. I have accompanied it with onion-tomato raita and chicken 65.

Malabar Chicken Briyani


Malabar Chicken Briyani is one of long time to try recipe, finally decided to try it out on Christmas 2015 for our lunch. I have accompanied Malabar Chicken Briyani with Spicy Chicken Fry and Onion-Tomato Raita. Stay Tuned for Spicy Chicken Fry recipe.

I would say one more briyani getting loaded to my Biryani Collections, the difference I found here is the flavor of Fennel and poppy seeds compared to other biryani. Have a try and now let us move on to the recipe…

Malabar Chicken Briyani

Malabar Chicken Briyani


  • Chicken – ½ kg
  • Long grain (Basmathi) Rice – ¼ kg or 2 cups
  • Onions – 4 nos
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Coriander leaves – 10 stalks
  • Mint leaves – 10 stalks
  • Green chilies – 3 nos
  • Gin-gar paste – 2 ½ tbsp
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Poppy seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Yogurt/Curd – 3 tbsp
  • Cloves – 5 nos
  • Cinnamon – 1” inch stick, 2 nos
  • Star Anise – 3 nos
  • Bay leaf – 3 nos
  • Cardamom – 4 nos
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 3 tsp
  • Cashew nuts – 10 to 15 nos
  • Raisins – 10 nos
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee/Clarified butter – 3 tbsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp.


  • Clean and chop the chicken into medium pieces.
  • Wash the rice, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Grind fennel seeds and poppy seeds to a fine powder and keep it aside.
  • Peel and chop 2 onions into small pieces and another thinly slice the other 2 onions. Chop the tomatoes to small pieces. Clean and chop the coriander, mint and curry leaves to small pieces. Keep all these aside.
  • For marination: Take the chicken in a bowl, add in ¼ tsp of turmeric powder, ½ the quantity of chopped mint, coriander and full amount of curry leaves, 1 ½ tbsp of fennel and poppy seeds powder, 3 tsp of coriander powder, 1 ½ tbsp of ginger-garlic paste and salt. Mix all these together.
  • Add in yogurt/curd along with the chicken and mix it well. Marinate the chicken for almost 30 mins.
  • For rice: In a non-stick kadai, add in a tbsp of ghee/clarified butter and oil, add in 2 nos of cloves, 2 nos star anise, 2 nos cardamom, a bay leaf and a cinnamon stick.
  • Add in a tbsp. of ginger-garlic paste and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add in half the quantity of finely chopped onions until they turn golden brown.
  • Add in the rice and cook for 2 mins, pour in 4 to 5 cups of water, sprinkle required amount of salt, cover and cook. Drain the rice when its ¾ th cooked. Keep it aside.
  • For garnishing: Heat ½ tbsp. of ghee/clarified butter in a non-stick kadai, fry the thinly sliced onions to dark brown in colour. Remove the onion slices and keep it aside.
  • Add in the cashew nuts and fry until golden brown, drain the oil and keep it aside.
  • Add in the raisins and fry until it doubles in size, drain the oil and keep it aside.
  • For gravy: Add in the leftover spices (cloves, cinnamon, star anise, bay leaf and cardamom) wait for a min.
  • Add in the leftover finely chopped onions, along with the leftover ginger-garlic paste and cook until the onions turn golden brown.
  • Add in the tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.
  • Add in the marinated chicken mixture and cook until the chicken is half done.
  • Pour in 1 to 2 cups of water, cover and cook until the chicken is done completely and the oil floats on the top of the gravy.
  • For Layering: Take a heavy bottomed kadai, add in the boiled rice and spread them like a bed, then pour in half of the gravy along with few chicken pieces, again add in the boiled rice and spread it over the gravy like a bed, then pour in the leftover gravy along with the chicken pieces, then spread the rice, cover the gravy. Sprinkle the fried onions (brown onions), cashew nuts, raisins, little of the coriander and mint leaves. Sprinkle half cup of water over the garnish, cover with the lid and keep a weight over the lid (be sure the air should not escape out)
  • Keep in medium flame for 20 mins and then in low flame for 10 mins.
  • Open the lid and give a stir to get the layers mixed well with the rice.

Serve hot for lunch. I have accompanied Malabar Chicken Biryani with Spicy Chicken Fry and Onion-Tomato Raita.


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Biryani is a mixed rice dish from the Iraqi Subcontinent. It made with spices, rice, meat or vegetables.The origin of biryani is uncertain.

The word “Biryani” is derived from Persian Language. One theory is that it originates form “Brinj”, the Persian word for rice. Another theory is that it derived from “briyan” or “beriyan” (to fry or roast).

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There are two basic types of biryani, Pakki Biryani – Rice, meat and sauce are cooked separately and then layered in the final stage of cooking. This means that the rice and the meat retain their individual taste and flavoring. The other one known as Kacchi Biryani – Raw meat and rice are both cooked together marinated in yogurt and spices and is placed at the bottom of the cooking pot and the layer of rice is placed over it.

There are many varieties of biryani under the ingredients and regions. Under ingredients: Goat/lamb/mutton Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Fish Biryani, Soya Biryani, Daal Biryani, Egg Biryani, Shrimp Biryani, and Vegetable Biryani. Under regions: Hyderabadi Biryani, Lucknowi Briyani, Ambur Biryani, Bhatkali Biryani, Dindugal Biryani, Sindhi Biryani, Karachi Biryani, Anganan Biryani, Malabar Briyani and so on.

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Non-Vegetarian Biryani


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