Dum Biryani

Dum Biryani; a recipe which blends science and art together. It is a dish which is very simple and most favourite among non-vegetarian’s yet it is one of the most complex dishes to cook. It not about just the ingredients but what and how to use those ingredients to make a balanced and perfect biryani.


For Rice

  • 1 kg India Gate Basmati Rice:


For Chicken Marination:

  • Masala Powder(from my mother’s cooking diary)
  1. 2 star anise
  2. 2 Table Spoon Cumin Seeds
  3. 2 Black Cardamom/Badi Elaichi
  4. 3-4 Green Cardamom/Choti Elaichi
  5. 4-5 Cloves/lavanga
  6. 1 table spoon black pepper seeds/laki meerch dane
  7. 1 tables Spoons Caraway Seeds Shahi Jeera/
  8. 2-3 Bay Leafs
  9. 1- Cinnamon Sticks
  10. 1-2 Red Chillies

Other Ingredients :

  • Handful of mint
  • Deep Fried Slices of onion
  • Kewra Jal
  • Safron
  • Milk
  • Bayleafs

Lets Cook It !!!


Cooking Biryani Rice

  1. Soak the India Gate Masmati Rice for a period of One Hour, then drain the water.
  2. In a large pan bring 15-20 cups of water to boil, you can add spices Bayleaf, Caraway Seeds/Sahi Jeera, Cinnamon Sticks, Black cardamon /Badi Elaichi
  3. When the water gets boiled, add salt and deshi ghee onto it and pour the rice.
  4. Cook rice untill 60-70 %, you will feel the bite into the grain when you bite it , drain it off to a colander.


  1. Make a paste of onion
  2. Roast and grind all spices of Masala from Mother Recipe Dairy
  3. Now add all the spices , powders, curd and onion , ginger garlic paste onto chicken
  4. Add 1 cup Mustard oil into it
  5. Mix it well with both of your hands
  6. Keep it aside for 5-6 hour, even you can keep it overnight

Making Multi Layered Dum Biryani

  1. Take a big pot.
  2. Pour some desi ghee onto it
  3. Layered it with bay leafs so that rice does not  stick on pot while giving dum
  4. Now add a Layer Chicken Curry
  5. Then Add rice, Pour drops of Kewra Jal, Rose water, Mint Leaves and /drops of Safron mixed milk onto it
  6. Then Again add chicken Curry and follow the process
  7. Now on top of it garnish it with deep fried sliced onions, mint leaves, and green chillies

Giving the dum:

  1. Cover the pot with lid
  2. Make a dough of wheat flour
  3. Seal the pot and lid with the dough
  4. Put the pot on stove for 5 mins on a high  and then 30-40 mins on a low flame

Your Biryani is ready to EAT; ENJOY MEAL

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