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Chicken dum biryani in oven

yummy indian kitchen
An oven baked biryani which tastes as good as the biryani made in a traditional method.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Marination Time: 2 hrs
Course Baking, chicken, Main(Rice)
Cuisine Hyderabadi
Servings 4
Calories 1316 kcal


For marination:

  • 1 kg chicken (cleaned and washed well)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder/ haldi
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tsp ginger garlic taste
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon extract
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder (kali mirch powder)
  • 3-4 cinnamon sticks/ dalchini
  • 3 cardamoms/ elaichi
  • 3 cloves (loung)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder (dhanya powder)
  • ½ tsp cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • ½ 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
  • ½ 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


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.



  • 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 Facts
Chicken dum biryani in oven
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1316 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Fat 52g80%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 100mg33%
Sodium 227mg10%
Potassium 485mg14%
Carbohydrates 169g56%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.