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Donne Biryani Recipe | Easy Chicken Donne Biryani Recipe

Donne Biryani is a spicy, aromatic pulao style biryani made with short grain rice , special blend of spices and herbs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Karnataka, South India
Keyword Biryani, Chicken, Rice Varities
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Marination Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 5 People
Calories 540kcal
Author Muktha H S

Ingredients

For Marination

  • 700 grams Chicken
  • ½ cup Hung Curds
  • ½" inch Ginger , crushed to paste
  • 4 Garlic cloves medium sizes , paste
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Refined Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

For Masala Paste

  • 3 Onions medium size , sliced
  • 6-8 Green Chilies , spice variant
  • 2" inch Ginger or 1 tablespoon Ginger Paste
  • 20 Garlic Cloves or 2 tablespoon Garlic Paste
  • 2 " inch Cinnamon Sticks
  • 4 Cloves
  • ½ teaspoon BlackPeppercorns
  • 2 Strands Mace /Javitri
  • 3 Green Cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon Saunf /Fennel Seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Stone Flower /Dagad Phool
  • ½ teaspoon Black Jeera /Shahi Jeera
  • ½ cup Mint leaves
  • ½ cup Coriander Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee /Clarified Butter

For Cooking Chicken Stock

  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1 no Bay Leaf
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 2-3 Green Cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3.5 cups Water
  • Chicken marinade

For Biryani Rice

  • 500 grams Jeera Rice / Seeragam Rice
  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • 2 tablespoon Ghee
  • 2 Bayleaf
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2" inch Cinnamon Sticks
  • 2 Black Cardamom
  • 2 Green Cardamom
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 2 Marathi moggu / Kapok seeds , optional
  • 2 tablespoon Kasuri Methi /Dry Fenugreek Leaves
  • 1 - 1.5 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1.5 teaspoon Salt or as required

Instructions

  • Wash and clean chicken , drain water completely . 
  • Marinate with all the ingredients listed under marination for minimum 30 minutes or more ,preferably keep in refrigerator.

Directions for Masala Paste

  • In a pan / kadhai , heat 1 tablespoon of oil and ghee ,add all the whole spices listed under masala paste and fry well ,till you get aroma of the spices.
  • Add roughly chopped onions, ginger ,garlic and fry well till raw smell goes off.
  • Add green chillies and fry well. Finally add mint and coriander leaves mix well and turn off the heat.
  • Allow it to cool, Once it cools down grind it to a fine paste without adding water.

For Preparing Chicken Stock

  • In a pressure cooker or a open pan , add 1 teaspoon of oil , whole spices and marinated chicken .
  • Cook for 5 minutes, once chicken starts changing the color and juices starts to release, add 3.5 cups of water (for 700 to 750 grams chicken ) and bring it to boil , until chicken is cooked. Alternatively you can pressure cook for a whistle.
  • When chicken is cooked , Turn off the stove and separate chicken pieces and stock. If cooking in a pressure cooker , when pressure releases, open lid and separate chicken and stock and set aside.

For Preparing Biryani

  • Wash and soak jeera/seeragam rice for 10-15 minutes,drain water and keep it aside.
  • In a thick bottom pan, heat ghee ,oil add bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom,cloves , star anise and fry well till spices leaves aroma to oil.
  • Add above ground masala paste and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add cooked chicken pieces to green masala paste and  fry well.
  • For this add soaked and drained rice, mix well.
  • Now add chicken stock to rice ,mix well . Add about 11/2 to 2 teaspoon of salt and cook rice.
  • When rice is cooked to about 80 % , add Kasuri methi, / dry fenugreek and lemon juice .
  • Mix well close tight lid, place a heavy pot filled with water and cook on sim for 20 minutes, Dum cooking.
  • After 20 minutes , own lid , fluff rice and serve hot.
  • Serve hot with raita, boiled eggs ,onion rings and lemon wedges. 

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Notes

More hours you marinate ,more flavorful chicken will be.
If you are adding lemon juice while cooking add only to hot water or at the end after 80% rice is cooked. If you add to cold water it  may turn bitter.
Jerra rice is preferable over basmati rice for this type of Donne Biryani.
Salt required should be approximately 3.5- 4 teaspoon inclusive of marination, chicken stock and rice for the taken measurement.

Nutrition

Calories: 540kcal