Chicken Donne Biryani is served in a donne piping hot. This biryani gets its name from this. It is an aromatic biryani prepared with Spices and ground masala.
While Biryani on its own is popular among the biryani lovers, vendors find other interesting angle to market their ware. Donne Biryani is of that innovative types. Donne is a bowl made of eco friendly leaves. The biryani is served in these donnes. They use dried palm leaves apart from other leaves that are widely used to serve food in Indian houses.
The biryani is served piping hot in donne, you will feel the flavour of the leaf steeping into the biryani. Just like the smoked flavour, this donne biryani is unique. Other interesting version is the Kunda Biryani, where you cook the biryani, dum is done a mud pot. The final biryani has an earthly flavour to it.
What’s about Donne Chicken Biryani?
Coming back to this Donne Chicken Biryani, we made a new version of biryani in our usual nonstick pan and served it in donne. The recipe is new along with the serving method too. Along with this biryani, we made a creamy thick chicken Gravy.
For the vegetarians, it was Red Chili Dal, Rasam and Curds, along with some fried snacks like the masala vada and uddi bonda. .
We are starting our BM#116 themed on Thalis & Platters, Week 2. I will be sharing Thalis featuring Regional Cuisines. Since I am blogging in both my blogs, I will be sharing some regional nonveg thalis in this space, while SYL will feature a mix of Festival Thalis, Special weekend Vegetarian Thalis for the next six days this week.
Coming back to the non veg thalis, as I have explained in the intro main post, we don’t normally on a regular weekend or any day make too many non veg dishes. Its confined to a main dish that can be a rice or a gravy along with some roasts either dry roast or semi roast etc. There was a time when we used to make Fish fry, Mutton Roast and Chicken Gravy sort of meal.
We no longer do that as the elders have given up on nonveg and my kids somehow like only Chicken. I still remember the initial years of my marriage when Hubby dear refused to eat two different meat at the same meal. Slowly we saw that even our inlaws have adapted to this one now. When we visit my sisinlaws, they make something like this nonveg Thali.
When I decided on showing our weekend special meals, I asked Amma if she would decide on some new biryanis that we are yet to try. Though I had to plan ahead, I didn’t think about sweets. Of course, any special meal will have some sweets.
However, the non veg thalis on Sundays mostly will end up having some ice creams. So I had to make some sweets just for the thalis.
Chicken Donne Biryani is the day 1 of week 2, while its a festival thali in SYL week 2 Day 1
Thalis & Platters
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Step By Step pictures for making Chicken Donne Biryani
Ingredients Used for Chicken Donna Biryani
This biryani is made similar to other biryanis using whole spices, ground masala, the difference is in using tomatoes and grinding the entire roasted whole spices.
Sour agent in this biryani is tomato and not curds. This biryani is spicy with well balanced masala, so you should take care to add little extra water to make the biryani soft.
Biryanis don’t require a side dish as the rice is spicy and wet by itself. However, we made chicken gravy and raita as the side.
This Chicken Donne Biryani was part of the South Indian Non Veg Thali Menu.