Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani Recipe


Hyderabadi Chicken Dum biryani- irresistibly delicious... I am back after a much needed 2 weeks vacation. We went on an awesome Caribbean cruise and roamed around 4 amazing islands. Of all the vacations I have had in the past, this one was way too relaxing as we didn't have to worry about anything. The cruise literally had everything and the hospitality of the crew members was beyond our expectations. Towards the end of my vacation, I was filled with gratitude and awe for all the crew members who worked hard day and night to make all the passengers happy. If I start talking about the food on the cruise, I would just go on and on. There were so many restaurants and they all offered incredible variety of food. I just indulged in the food and yes a couple of pounds did tag along with me. That's what vacation is all about, right? And the best part was I was totally unplugged from the internet and I least cared about checking Facebook or my blog or my cooking page. I felt great and

What you will need

Chicken legs or bone-in pieces- 8

Green chilies, chopped- 3

Ginger-garlic paste- 1½ tbsp

Chili powder- 2½ tsp (or more if you need it to be spicy)

Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp

Coriander powder- 2½ tsp

Garam masala- 1½ tsp

Cilantro, chopped- ½ cup

Mint leaves, chopped- 8 leaves

Lemon juice- 2 tbsp

Yogurt or curd- ¾ cup

Salt- to taste

Basmati rice- 2 cups

Whole cloves- 3

Whole cardamom- 3

Star Anise seed- 1 (optional)

Cumin seeds- ½ tsp

Bay leaves- 3

Mint leaves, chopped- 4

Oil- 1 tbsp

Lemon juice- 1 tbsp

Salt- to taste

Water- 4½ cups

Onions, sliced thin and long- 2 (Fried in 2 tbsp oil+ 2 tbsp ghee)

Ghee Roasted cashew nuts- ¼ cup

Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup

Mint leaves, chopped- 10 leaves

Saffron- ½ tsp soaked in 3 tbsp water

Oil- 2 tbsp

Ghee- 2 tbsp


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