Hyderabadi chicken dum biryani and mirchi ka salan

Main Dish
4 servings
10 min
1 hour
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4

Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani:

Chicken - 500 g

Bamati rice - 500 g

Onions: 2, thinly sliced

Cinnamon - 02 gms

Cardamom - 02 g

Cloves - 02 g

Jeera ( cumin seeds ) - 02 g

Curd - 200 g

Ginger - garlic paste - 2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder - 02 g

Coriander powder - 04 g

Red chilli powder - 04 g

1/2 bunch mint leaves

Salt to taste

Ghee - 50 g ( for rice )

Extra ghee - 50 g ( for dum )

Saffron - 1 teaspoon saffron soaked in 1 tablespoon warm milk

1/4 cup fried onion and 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves for garnishing ( optional )

Mirchi ka salan:

Long light green chillies (boiled in salted water till colour changes and drained) - 250 g

Onion (sliced fine)-1

Dessicated dry coconut -1 tablespoon

Chironji - 1 teaspoon

Til ( sesame seeds ) - 1 ½ teaspoon

Coriander powder -1 teaspoon

Jeera ( cumin seeds ) - 1 teaspoon

Ginger-garlic paste -2 teaspoon

Chilli powder - ½ teaspoon

Turmeric powdeer - ¼ teaspoon

A few curry leaves

Tamarind (walnut sized dissolved in 1 ½ cups water)

Oil - 3 tablespoon

Salt to taste


  • Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani:
    Pick and soak the rice for about an hour.
  • Cut chicken into 6 pieces and marinate it with curd, turmeric, coriander and red chilli powders, ginger - garlic paste and coriander powder. Add the sliced onion and salt and mint to the marination.
  • Add rice to the meat. Pour a little fat and saffron water and cook the rice on dum for about 45 minutes. Serve hot garnished with fried onion and chopped coriander.
  • Mirchi ka salan:
    Lightly roast and grind the following to a paste: til, chironji and khopra ( dessicated dried coconut ). Add dhania powder, chilli powder and haldi.
  • Heat oil and add the jeera, allow it to splutter.
    Then add the masala paste and ginger-garlic paste and fry till oil separates.
  • Add the drained chillies, curry leaves and fry a little. Pour in tamarind water, adding salt to taste.
  • Serve with biryani.


Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani and Mirchi Ka Salan, photo 1Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani and Mirchi Ka Salan, photo 2


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