Chicken Dum Briyani. I had cooked this Briyani on my 3rd year marriage anniversary. From that time i had kept this in draft but never got the right time to post it. I think now i can't make this post to wait for any more, because for me tomorrow never comes. I used to think cooking Dum briyani is difficult then the normal briyani which is cooked by mixing every things together, but it is not right. They both take same effort and same time.. Now I prefer dum briyani because it taste better then the normal briyani... I have not used deep fried onion in this recipe, i have saved it for one more recipe of dum briyani. Do try and let me know.
1/2 kg Basmati rice
Chicken 1/2 kg
Few strands for saffron
2 big size onion, 4 tomato (finely chopped)
3 green chilly (chopped)
4 to 5tbsp of chopped coriander and mint leafs
2tbsp Ginger, garlic paste
2tbsp red chilly powder, 1tbsp turmeric powder
1tbsp coriander powder, 1tbsp garam masala
1cup curd, 2tbsp lemon juice
Salt as per taste.
2 bay leafs, 1 cinnamon stick, 2 green cardamom
2 cloves, 1 big black cardamom, 2 star anise
1tbsp shah jeera
Oil as per your requirment.
Wash and soak the rice in enough water for 20 to 30 minutes. In the same time soak the saffron also in warm water.
Heat the deep frying pan add oil, when oil is hot, add all the tempering ingredients and leave till it become's brown.
Then add onion, ginger garlic paste fry for till the onion becomes lite golden brown, then add chicken, turmeric, and salt, fry it till the chicken starts leaving oil.
After that add red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala, give a quick stir, then add tomato, curd, lemon, green chilly, and cook till the tomatos becomes soft, then add 2tbsp of mint and coriander leafs and mix it well.
Half boil the rice in a seprate pan. add water in to rice as per it required's. Then in a separate big pan add one layer of chicken and one layer of half boiled rice. Then sprinkle from top saffron water and left over mint and coriander leafs. (you can make as many as layers you like, but i have made one 2 layers). Cover the lid and cook till the rice is completely cooked in a medium flame.
Serve hot hot with (Raita)