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Chicken Donne Biryani
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Chicken Donne Biryani

Chicken Donne Biryani is a aromatic biryani prepared with Indian Spices using ground masala and chicken. This surely makes a wonderful party dish.
Cuisine South Indian
Keyword Chicken Biryani
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Weekend Special
By Diet Non Vegetarian
Dish Type Chicken Dishes
Author Srivalli


For the Ground Masala

  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 6 Cloves
  • 5 Cardamom
  • 2 to 3 Dagad Phool / Rathi Puvvu
  • 2 to 3 Javithri
  • 3 inch Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Shahjeera
  • 4 to 5 Green Chilies
  • 2 cups Onions julienne cut
  • 1/2 cup Mint Leaves
  • 1/2 cup Coriander Leaves
  • 2 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 3 small Bay Leaf

Other Ingredients for Biryani

  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • 2 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 2 big Tomatoes
  • 3 cups Basmati Rice
  • Salt to taste
  • 4.5 cups Water (or just 4depending on the water that comes out from chicken)


Prep work for making Biryani

  • Have all the whole spices needed in a plate.
  • Cut the onion as julienne and slit the green chilies.
  • Wash and chop the mint, coriander leaves roughly.
  • Slice the tomatoes and keep it aside.
  • Wash and cut the chicken into bite size pieces.
  • Wash and soak the basmati rice in enough water for 20 minutes.

Making the ground masala

  • Heat a nonstick pan with 1 tsp ghee and oil. Add all the whole spices and saute for few minutes.
  • Then add the onion julienne and green chilies, saute till it turns colour.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and combine well.
  • After few minutes, add the chopped mint, coriander leaves and cook everything for 5 to 7 minutes until everything is cooked well.
  • Allow to cool down before grinding.
  • Take the fried ingredients in a mixer jar and grind to a smooth paste with enough water. Keep it aside

Making the Biryani

  • Heat a wide nonstick pan with oil and ghee. Add the chicken pieces and arrange the sliced tomatoes along with salt over the chicken pieces and let it cook.
  • Cover with a lid and cook on high.
  • After 10 minutes, water starts coming out of the chicken, add the ground masala and let the whole mixture get cooked well.
  • Simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Then add the water and let it boil over.
  • Add the drained rice and let it cook. Mix well and when the water is almost absorbed, simmer and cover with lid.
  • Cook with lid covered for 10 mins.
  • The biryani gets cooked in 10 mins low flame.
  • Serve with onion raita or gravy.
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