Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hydrabadi Dhum Chicken biriyani and Blogging Marathon

           I am happy to announce that,now I am part of blogging marathon for next 7 days started by Srivalli.In which , we will be posting for continous seven days.We have given 7 choices, in which I have selected "Special choice ", category where I can post one dish in each category on each day..She is a very busy women,but still keeping her blog active.Glad to know her.I was planning very hardly to participate in the 30 days event.But unfortunately,cudn't.When she announced the 7 day marathon....I cudnt resist .joined that immediately.                 
              Today's special is Hyderabadi Chicken biriyani.Biriyani in any form or makeover,my husband will be pleased.Inorder to satisfy him, used to prepare varieities of biriyani regularly.Now a days ,started to prepare dhum biriyani s.Bcoz ,its taste makes us to prepare it regularly.O.K enough of bragging my biriyani,lets get into the recipe.But one thing,u will never eat just a plate.That is for sure.

For Marination:
1.Chicken                 -       1 lb
2.G&G paste           -        1 tsp
3.Red chilli pwdr    -        1 tsp
4.Lemon Juice        -        2 tbsp
5.Curd                      -        2 tbsp

For Cooking Rice:
1.Basmati rice         -        2 1/2 cup
2.Oil                        -        1 tsp
3.Whole garam masala ( 2 cloves,1/2 inch cinnamom,2 bay leaves)
4.Salt                       -         1/2 tsp

For Gravy:
1.Whole Garam masala   -       4 cloves.1/2 inch cinnamom,2 bay leaves
2.Ghee                             -       2 tbsp
3.Oil                                -       2 tbsp
4.Onion                            -       1 1/2
5.Tomato                          -       2
6.Green chillies                -       5
7.G&G paste                     -       2 tsp
8.Mint                                -       1 cup
9.Cilantro                          -        1 cup
10.Orange color                 -        1 tsp

* Marinate chicken with all other items under marination for 1 hour.
* This will make the chicken to absorb the masalas well.

Cooking Rice:
* Take a rice cooker and cook basmati rice with oil,salt and whole garam masalas ,up to 90%.
* Take it out and transfer it to another container and close it tightly,as  rice shud  be hot for biriyani.
* We can also cook it on stove top and drain the water .

For Gravy:
* Gravy shud be prepared simultaneously.
* Slice onions finely,chop tomatoes and slit green chillies.
* Take a pan ,add oil,ghee and splutter with whole garam masalas.
* Saute onion and green chillies well with little salt.
* Add G&G paste and saute well.
* When onion leaves out oil, add tomatoes and sprinkle some salt.
* The tomatoes shud disintergrate into the gravy.
* Now dump in the marination and saute well, till chicken is cooked 95 %.
* Add mint, cilantro and cover it and cook for 2 more minutes.

For keeping in dhum:
* Now take a wide- heavy bottomed,container and add 1 tbsp of ghee .
* Transfer the chicken gravy to the container .
* Pour the cooked rice on top of the gravy and spread it well ,without any lumps.
* Repeat the same process again,so there will be 4 levels of  rice and gravy mixture.
* dilute the orange color in a tbsp of water and pour it over the rice.

Keeping in Dhum:
* Take a wet towel and spread it on top of the container .
* Place some weight on top of the towel.Here I have kept 5 plates (dinnerware set) on top.
*  Place a tava over the stove and keep this covered container on top.
* Place it in dhum for 10 to 15 mins.
* Take it out carefully, and mix the rice and gravy using a fork as shown in last pic.
* Serve hot with raitha.

Dhum biriyanis have more flavour than one pot biriyanis.We enjoyed our lunch with biriyani and chicken tikka .For chicken tikka recipe go here.The chicken tasted heavenly,as it was marinated well with masalas.As I have given a pictorial presentation for keeping in dhum for shrimp,in previous posts,u can just refer to the shrimp biriyani for pics.
Check here for  shrimp dhum biriyani
For more chicken varieties go   here .
For more biriyani varieties ...go  here

Check out my blogger marathon buddies , Sri valli, Azeema Bhagi , Champa , Gayathri Anand , Gayathri Kumar , Harini , Jay , Meena , Minu , Padma, Pavani  , PJ, Priya Mahadevan, Priya Suresh, Priya Vasu ,Rujuta, SantosBangar , saraswathi , Shanavi, Smitha, Sowmya, Suma, Usha, Veena,


ஸாதிகா said...

yummmmmy biriyaani

Unknown said...

Keep rocking!!

Srivalli said...

Savitha, that looks yum though I am veg..:)..great to have you join us!

Pushpa said...

Flavorful and yummy chicken biryani.

Santosh Bangar said...


Asiya Omar said...

very delicious savitha.

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks too perfect dear..tempting ..nice blog

Kurinji said...

yummy o yummy n my H's fav... thanks for sharing and keep rocking savi..

Reva said...

Lovely biryani... my all time fav.. Good that u can participate in the marathon... great new look for your blog.

Priya Suresh said...

Mouthwatering here...glad to run blogging marathon with ur dear..Delicious briyani,send me some parcel..

Padmajha said...

Welcome to the marathon Savita :)

Minu said...

Glad to have found you.
Great Biriyani.

Minu said...

My son loves Chicken.
Must try them

Gayathri Kumar said...

Looks so delicious..

Pavani said...

mouthwatering n delicious biryani..like to grab whole plate..

Menaga Sathia said...

delicious biryani!!

Harini said...

good pictures..I am veg so can't comment on the taste!

Unknown said...

Delicious looking pulao

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Biriyani looks so yummy that it's fit for Royalty.All the best for your blogging marathon.
Hamaree Rasoi

Puja said...

Perfect looking..loved the vibrant colors!

US Masala

Panchpakwan said...

All the best for marathon..hope to see many yummy recipes from you savitha..

Akila said...

what a yummy chicken briyani... i fell in love with that...

Dish Name Starts with F

Treat and Trick said...

Easy to follow and looks delicious! Looking forward to more yummy treat from you...

Shanavi said...

Asathura Savi.. Ippave pasikudhu

Unknown said...

looks wonderful..I am also blogging theme Rice...Love HYD Biryani! yum yum


Anonymous said...

Mouthwatering!! u cud check my version of hyderabadi briyani at http://azeeskitchen.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/hyderabadi-chicken-briyani-kachi-method/

Gayathri Anand said...

got to know from blogging marathon...Happy to follow ur blog ..

Usha said...

My all time favorite!

Suja Manoj said...

Wow delicious droolworthy biryani..super yummy.

Swathi said...

Hyderbadi dhum chicken biriyani looks delicious.

Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

Yummy briyani & detailed step by step click....Hope your family enjoyed it..

Mina Joshi said...

Great recipe and lovely presentation

Unknown said...

Delicious Briyani,luks very tempting...

notyet100 said...

luv the presentation,biryani looks delicious

Radhika said...

though I am a vegetarian I love the Dum and the way the dish has turned out. Glad to follow you. Good luck with marathon

Rujuta said...

wow...my fav..lovely recipes and the clicks are so fabulous that i cant stop drooling :))
Gr8 post
Best Wishes

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said...

I love biryani and this looks so delicious..perfect!

apsara-illam said...

Hi savitha.., your briyani is look very yummy....
and your all dishes photo's are very colourful to look.
Best wishes savitha...,


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