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Chicken Dum Biriyani



Chicken Dum Biriyani is a popular Indian dish made with basmati rice, chicken, and a variety of spices. The chicken is marinated in yogurt and spices, then cooked in a sealed pot with the rice. This method of cooking, known as dum, allows the flavors to infuse and the rice to become fluffy and fragrant. The dish is usually served with a side of raita.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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Basmati Rice

2 cups


2 tablespoons


2 tablespoons

Bay Leaves


Cinnamon Sticks


Cardamom Pods




Onions, finely chopped


Green Chillies, finely chopped


Ginger-Garlic Paste

2 teaspoons

Coriander Powder

2 teaspoons

Red Chilli Powder

1 teaspoon

Garam Masala

1 teaspoon

Turmeric Powder

1 teaspoon


1/2 cup

Chicken, cooked and shredded

2 cups

Cashew Nuts

2 tablespoons


2 tablespoons

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Soak the basmati rice in water for 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat ghee and oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, and cloves. Fry for a few seconds until fragrant.

Step 3:

Add the chopped onions and green chillies. Fry until the onions are golden brown.

Step 4:

Add the ginger-garlic paste, coriander powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, and turmeric powder. Fry for a few minutes until the spices are fragrant.

Step 5:

Add the yogurt and mix well. Cook for a few minutes until the yogurt is cooked through.

Step 6:

Add the cooked and shredded chicken, cashew nuts, and raisins. Mix well and cook for a few minutes.

Step 7:

Add the soaked basmati rice and salt to taste. Mix well and cook for a few minutes.

Step 8:

Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until the rice is cooked through.

Step 9:

Serve hot with raita or your favorite accompaniment. Enjoy!

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 14527 users have chowed down on Chicken Dum Biriyani a whopping 20636 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune are the top 5 cities gobbling up Chicken Dum Biriyani like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Chicken Dum Biriyani, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in april.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Chicken Dum Biriyani is the food of choice for 24-27 male, with people of 30-35 BMI also on board.

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