Submitted by :Cibo


Chicken 1 ikg
High quality Basmati Rice 3 cups
Yogurt 1 cup
Green chillies 9-10
Red chilli powder 2 tbsps
Fresh Corriander 1 bunch
Mint leaves 1/2 bunch
Juice of 2 lemons
Onions sliced 3 medium
Whole black pepper 4-5
Cardemom 2-3
Cloves 3-4
Cinnamon sticks 1-2
Saffron 1 tsp mixed in 1/2 cup hot milk.
Ginger Garlic paste 4-5 tbsps
Ghee/Oil 1 cup
Garam Masala powdered 1tbsp
Black cumin seeds 1 tbsp
Salt to taste


  • First, marinate the chicken with ginger garlic paste, yogurt, red chilli powder, salt, half of the lemon juice and 2 tbsp of ghee . Make a paste of green chillies, fresh corrianders and mint leaves and add it to the chicken. Leave it to marinate for 3o – 40 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, brown the onions in a cup of ghee/oil, and crsush half of them and add to the chicken. In the remaining oil/ghee, add whole garam masala ( cumin, cloves, cardemom, cinnamon and black pepper) and finally add the meat and cook on high flame for 5-10 minutes then add water as desired to tender the chicken.
  • Boil rice with few mint leaves , salt and oil and drain. Take them out when they are half done.
  • Now prepare for dum. First add the layer of cooked meat, then rice , repeat. On the top of dum , add saffron mixed with milk, lemon juice, mint and corriander leaves , garam masala powdered and ghee. Give dum for 10-15mins .
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