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The Best Hyderabadi Dum Biryani Recipe

Updated: Jun 4, 2019

Here is what you'll need!

Chicken 1.5 kg

Cooking oil 4 tbsp (use the oil that was used for making fried onions/beresta)

Salt 1.5 tsp (to taste)

Lime juice 1 tbsp

Ginger paste 1 tbsp

Garlic paste 1 tbsp

Green chili paste 1 tbsp (3-4 pcs)

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Red chili powder 1 tsp

Biryani Masala 1 tbsp (

Plain yogurt 3 tbsp

Crushed Fried onions 1/2 cup

Mint leaves 2 tbsp

Coriander leaves 2 tbsp

Ghee 1.5 tbsp

For rice:

Basmati rice 4 cups

Cinnamon sticks 3

Cardamom 4

Cloves 4

Shah jeera 1 tsp


1. In a mixing bowl add chicken, salt , lime juice , garlic ginger paste, green chili paste , turmeric powder, red chili powder, biryani masala (or garam masala), plain yogurt , crushed fried onions , mint leaves ,coriander leaves , and ghee. Mix well and marinate for 1-2 hrs.

2. Heat a non-stick pan with 4 tablespoon of oil (from fried onions), add the chicken saute and cook for 30 min.

3. Heat 6-7 cups of water in a pot. Add oil, whole spices and shahi jeera. Add rice and cook till it is 80% done.

4. Layer the cooked rice evenly, sprinkle fried onions, mint over the chicken. Pour saffron milk and ghee.

6. Cover the pot with a foil to trap the steam or dum. Then cover with a tight and heavy lid.

7. Place a thick griddle on stove. Set the flame to medium to high for 5 min.

8. Reduce the flame to lowest setting and cook remainder 25 min on low heat.

9. Garnish with fresh chopped mint and coriander leaves.

7. Enjoy!



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