Chicken Dum Biryani Recipe

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Get ready to savor the irresistible flavors of our blog post all about Chicken Dum Biryani. Discover the magic behind this aromatic and delicious Indian dish, where tender chicken and fragrant rice come together in a symphony of spices. Join us as we guide you through the process of creating your own mouthwatering Chicken Dum Biryani that will leave you wanting seconds.


For Chicken Marination

  1. 1 no. cinnamon
  2. 5 no. peppercorns
  3. 4 no. cloves
  4. 1 no. black cardamom
  5. 1 no. green cardamom
  6. 1 no. star anise
  7. 1 no. mace
  8. 2 no. green chilies
  9. few stone flowers
  10. 375-gram chicken
  11. 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  12. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  13. 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  14. 1 teaspoon salt
  15. 1/4 cup curd
  16. 1 teaspoon red chilly powder
  17. 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  18. 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  19. 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
  20. 2 teaspoon mint leaves

For Rice

  1. 4 cups water
  2. 1 cup basmati rice
  3. 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  4. 4 no. peppercorns
  5. 1 no. black cardamom
  6. 1 no. cinnamon
  7. 5 no. cloves
  8. 2 no. bay leaves
  9. 1 teaspoon ghee
  10. 2 teaspoon salt


  1. Ghee
  2. Water
  3. Marinated Chicken
  4. 1/2 cup birista (fried onions)
  5. Boiled rice
  6. 10 no. saffron strands
  7. Mint leaves
  8. Chapati dough

How to Make

1. Chicken Marination

  1. Firstly, we make chicken biryani masala.For this, add cinnamon, peppercorns, cloves, black and green cardamom, star anise, mace, and stone flower in a blender jar.
  2. After that blend all ingredients into a powder. Do not make a fine paste. Make the masala a little bit coarser.
  3. On the other side, place the washed chicken in a bowl. Use big chunks and leg pieces.
  4. Now we marinate the chicken. Add salt, biryani masala, turmeric powder, ginger-garlic paste, and chicken to a marinate.
  5. After that, add the curd, red chilli powder, coriander leaves, and mint leaves. Mix all ingredients together.
  6. Cover and place the chicken in the freezer overnight to marinate.

2. Rice

  1. First, heat the water over medium heat. Add salt, ghee, bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, black cardamom, and caraway seeds to this water. 
  2. Then wash basmati rice twice or three times.
  3. Soak rice in enough water for 30 minutes.
  4. After 30 minutes, drain the extra water and pour the rice that has been soaked into the earlier boiled water.
  5. After that, cook the rice for 5 minutes on medium heat.
  6. Lastly turn off the heat after the rice has boiled.

3. Chicken Dum Biryani

  1. Firstly, transfer the chicken from the freezer 2 hours before cooking the chicken biryani. It should be at room temperature.
  2. Then, make a thin string out of the chapati dough.
  3. Attach it to the lid that will be used to cover the pan while we make the chicken biryani.
  4. By doing so, we ensure that no steam escapes while cooking chicken biryani.
  5. Pour ghee into a thin-bottomed pan and spread it out evenly.
  6. Arrange a layer of marinated chicken on top. Add the water that the chicken released during marinating.
  7. Meanwhile, add more water. the cooked onion and ghee.
  8. Drain the boiled rice and spread it on top of the chicken.
  9. After that, add the water & saffron strands into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it for 30 seconds.
  10. Now, slowly pour this saffron water over the rice.
  11. Then, spread the remaining biryani masala over the rice.
  12. After that, garnish with coriander and mint leaves,birista(fried onions),and lots of ghee.
  13. Cover the pan with the dough-lined lid.
  14. Then cook the biryani for 10 minutes on medium heat.
  15. Finally, cook it for another 15 minutes at a lower heat.
  16. Turn off the heat and let it like that for 5 minutes.
  17. Open the lid and place the chicken dum biryani with cucumber raita on a serving platter. Enjoy!


Congratulations, you’ve unlocked the secret to an extraordinary dining experience! With this sensational Chicken Dum Biryani recipe, you’ll be able to create a meal that’s fit for royalty. Let the fragrant spices, tender chicken, and aromatic rice transport you to a world of culinary bliss. Gather your loved ones, share the joy of cooking, and savor every delicious mouthful. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and create unforgettable moments around the table. Enjoy this remarkable Chicken Dum Biryani and let it be a celebration of flavors and togetherness!


What is dum biryani?

Dum Biryani is a mouthwatering Indian rice dish where fragrant basmati rice and tender chicken or meat or vegetables are layered together and slow-cooked to perfection. The cooking technique involves sealing the pot to allow the flavors to meld, resulting in a dish that’s aromatic, flavorful, and utterly delicious.

What is the difference of dum biryani and normal biryani?

The main difference between Dum Biryani and regular Biryani lies in the cooking technique. While regular Biryani is cooked by parboiling the rice and then layering it with partially cooked chicken or meat or vegetables before finishing the cooking process, Dum Biryani involves layering fully cooked chicken or meat or vegetables and partially cooked rice in a sealed pot and then slow-cooking it over low heat. This sealing and slow-cooking process, known as “dum,” allows the flavors to infuse and results in a more aromatic and tender dish compared to regular Biryani.

Is dum biryani good for health?

Dum Biryani, when prepared with chicken or lean meats, a moderate amount of oil, and balanced ingredients, can be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet. It offers nutritional benefits from the use of aromatic spices, protein from the meat, and energy from the rice. However, portion control and mindful consumption are important, as Dum Biryani can be high in calories and sodium. Including plenty of vegetables, opting for whole grain basmati rice, and balancing it with other nutritious foods can make Dum Biryani a flavorful and relatively healthy choice. As with any dish, moderation and a well-rounded diet are key to maintaining overall health.

Which rice is used for dum biryani?

Basmati rice is typically used for Dum Biryani. Its long, slender grains are known for their fragrance, delicate flavor, and fluffy texture, making it the perfect choice to complement the aromatic spices and tender meat or vegetables in Dum Biryani. Basmati rice enhances the overall dining experience, adding a touch of elegance to this beloved dish.

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