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Recipe for Dum Biryani

Updated on May 22, 2015
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Dum Biryani is a famous dish of rice. It has got meat in it : either chicken or mutton or beef. It originated from one of the city of India name Hyderabad and now it a famous dish all over India, or I must say all over the world. In whichever country you go, you will surely find Biryani in an Indian Restaurant.

It is called Dum Biryani because it is cooked on a low flame only. Note down the ingredients and procedure and try it out at home. I am sure you will like it.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: For 3 person

Ingredients for Dum Biryani

  • Rice, (Basmati Rice)
  • 500 kg Chicken, with bones
  • 1 cup Fried onion
  • 1 cup Plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 8-9 Green Chilli
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • Charcoal

Instruction for making Dum Biryani

  1. Wash and soak rice in water for around an hour.
  2. Cook the rice by adding salt to it (Steam method of cooking)
  3. Make paste of plain yogurt, fried onion, green chili, turmeric powder, salt and garam masala powder.
  4. Marinade chicken with the paste for at-least 30 minutes.
  5. Take deep pan. Apply oil on all its sides.
  6. Make a layer of marinated chicken and then add steamed rice on top of it.
  7. Heat oil and add it to the rice (from top). Cover the pan and keep it on low flame for around 15 minutes.
  8. Check with the spoon, to see if the chicken is cooked or not.If it is cooked, then turn off the flame.
  9. Now heat a charcoal on a gas stove. Place a small aluminium foil on rice layer. And then place the burnt charcoal on it. And then cover the pan immediately.This will give very good aroma to your Biryani.
  10. Now your delicious Dum Biryani is ready to serve!


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      Rumana 4 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Thanks cook book for appreciating my work

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      Dil Vil 4 years ago from India

      Delicious... Good recipe, thanks for the share. Great work!

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      Rumana 4 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Thanks Jeff Berndt for appreciating my work. And also thanks for following me :)

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      Jeff Berndt 4 years ago from Southeast Michigan

      I've never tried Dum Biryani before, but it sounds delicious! The other recipes you've posted seem interesting, too. I think I'll have to start following you.

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      Rumana 4 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Thanks Susan for reading and commenting on my hub!

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Wow. Biryani is my favorite dish and this dum biryani is making my mouth water. Thank you for sharing.