Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hyderabadi Dum Ki Biryani / حیدرآبادی دم کی بریانی

Hyderabadi Dum Ki biryani is a Biryani cooked on a simmering heat using conventional Biryani Ingredients.  Chicken is marinated overnight in yoghurt and spices and layered with half cooked rice and simmer for 30-45 minutes. A delicate aroma of spices, rice and chicken gives a distinct note and taste.

Hyderabadi Dum Ki Biryani

Ingredients For Marination of Chicken:
  • Chicken regular cut 1 kg
  • Yoghurt 1/2 kg
  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice of 1 lemon
  • Fried onion 1 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste 
  • Red Chillies powder 1 teaspoon
  • Haldi powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seed powder  1/2 teaspoon 
Ingredients For Curry:
  • Oil 1 cup
  • Onion chopped 2
  • Cumin seeds whole 1 teaspoon
  • Cloves whole 10
  • Cardamom small whole 5
  • Cardamom large whole 2
  • Cinnamon stick 2
  • Badiani phool 1
  • Mace petals 2-3
Ingredients For Boiled Rice:
  • Rice superior quality 1/2 kg
  • Salt 2 teaspoon
  • Water 6 glass
Ingredients For Garnish:
  • Fresh Mint leaves 1 cup
  • Fresh Coriander leaves 1 cup
  • Green Chillies slit in length  2
  • Tomatoes discs from 2 tomato
  • Green Chillies slit along length 2
  • Zarda Colour 1 pinch
  • Soak rice in water for 30 minutes, wash , drain and keep aside.
  • Now add all marinated spices to the yoghurt and mix well. Coat on chicken pieces and keep aside for 3-4 hours or refrigerate overnight. (Make deep cuts on chicken pieces with the help of knife to facilitate marination)
  • When chicken is ready...
  • Fry onion in oil till golden brown.
  • Add  curry ingredients , fry for 2 minutes then add marinated chicken and fry for 5 more minutes then cook on medium flame till chicken is done. Keep aside.
  • Then  boil rice in water with salt added till half cooked . Drain and keep aside.
  • Now arrange layers of half boiled rice and chicken curry  in a large pan.
1st layer:
  • Divide half boiled rice in three portions. Place one portion of hlf boiled rice at bottom of pan.
2nd layer:
  • Spread prepared chicken curry on first layer of rice bed.
3rd layer:
  • Spread second portion of rice on top of chicken curry.
4th layer:
  • Sprinkle garnish ingredients on top of second layer of rice
5th layer:
  • At top of garnish ingredients spread remaining portion of rice. Also sprinkle 1/2 cup of water on top layer.
  • Closed the lid tightly with wet cloth inside the lid and weight at top of the lid. Place on simmering heat for 30-45 minutes.
  • Delicious Hyderbadi Dum Ki Biryani is ready.
  • Serve with salad and raita.