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Chicken dum biryani in oven

An oven baked biryani which tastes as good as the biryani made in a traditional method.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Marination Time:2 hrs
Course: Baking, chicken, Main(Rice)
Cuisine: Hyderabadi
Servings: 4
Calories: 1316kcal
Author: yummy indian kitchen

Ingredients

For marination:

  • 1 kg chicken (cleaned and washed well)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder/ haldi
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tsp ginger garlic taste
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon extract
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder (kali mirch powder)
  • 3-4 cinnamon sticks/ dalchini
  • 3 cardamoms/ elaichi
  • 3 cloves (loung)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder (dhanya powder)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp shahi zeera/ caraway seeds
  • 3-4 slit green chillies
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 cup fried onions
  • 1 cup beaten yogurt

To cook rice:

  • 800 gms basmati rice
  • water to boil the rice
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • 3 cloves
  • 1/2 tsp shahi zeera
  • 3 cardamoms
  • 3 small cinnamon sticks
  • 2 black cardamoms

Ingredients for giving dum:

  • 2 tbsp fried onions
  • 2 tbsp yellow food color
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander and mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp oil

Instructions

Step 1 (To marinate the chicken):

  • Drain the water from the chicken completely.
  • Take a mixing bowl, add the chicken pieces.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt to taste, ginger garlic paste.
  • Add lemon extract and give everything a mix.
  • Add black pepper powder, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon, coriander powder, cumin powder, shahi zeera, garam masala powder.
  • Add slit green chillies.
  • Add oil and give a mix.
  • Add in the mint leaves, coriander leaves, crush and add fried onions, beat the yogurt well and add into the chicken.
  • Mix everything well and cover the marinade.
  • Marinate for at least 2 hours in refrigerator.

Step 2 (Soak the rice):

  • Take about 800 gms of basmati rice, wash it thrice and soak the rice for at least 45 minutes and 1 hour is good.

Step 3 (Cook the rice):

  • Take a cook pot, add good amount of water, salt as per taste, oil.
  • Add whole spices such as cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon, shahi zeera, black cardamoms.
  • Bring the water to a boil.
  • Add in the soaked rice into the boiling water. and stir.
  • Cook the rice for 10-12 minutes until it is 75% done while stirring in between.
  • Switch off the flame.

Step 4 (Dum Procedure):

  • Pre heat the oven to 350°F or 180°C.
  • Take a baking tray.
  • Add the marinated chicken all over the base.
  • Add in the 75% cooked rice all over the chicken by straining the rice with a strainer.
  • Spread it evenly.
  • Top it up with some fried onions, coriander and mint leaves, yellow food color, oil, ghee.
  • Seal the tray with an aluminium wrap.
  • Place the biryani tray in the preheated oven.
  • Cook the biryani for 1 hour with the same temperature.
  • Take it out and remove the seal and serve hot.
  • Serve hot with onion raita, bagara khana or mirchi ka salan.

Video

Notes

  • Any food color can be used while garnishing during dum.
  • The cook time can be increased to 10 more minutes and not more than that.

Nutrition

Calories: 1316kcal | Carbohydrates: 169g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 3mg
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