Malabari Chicken Dum Biryani

Malabari chicken dum biryani

Malabari Chicken Biryani ( step by step images ):

“Biryani”, one great dish which takes you to the world of rich flavor and happiness?!! My favorite food  which I LOVE to eat whenever  I feel low or overjoyed ?!! In my opinion ,one should forget about the diet plans while eating biryani !! In order to get the right taste, we should be generous with ghee and oil..There are lot many types of Biryani recipes out there, in fact each place got their own signature Biryani Recipe.. Among them today I’m posting Malabari Chicken dum biryani, which is really yummy and easy to prepare!! So njoy the recipe….

Recipe consists of 3 main steps:

  1. preparing ghee rice
  2. making chicken masala
  3. doing the ‘ dum’ process( layering the rice and masala, and cooking in a particular way)

Preparing ghee rice:

Ingredients :


  • Onion- 1( finely sliced )
  • Dalda- 3 big spoon
  • Ghee- 1 small teaspoon
  • Jeerakashala/ basmati rice- 3 cups
  • pepper, cardamom,bay leaves,cinnamon,fennel- as shown in the image
  • boiled water-6 cups( same cup used to measure rice)

How to make:

1) heat the cooking vessel,add dalda or oil and let it melt..later add all the spices and onion.. Let this cook for a while and then add washed rice.. Saute the rice in this ghee mixture for 5-8 mins , ie until it turns a bit fried n shiny..then add the boiled water n let it cook well.. Don’t forget to add n check d salt?. This time keep the flame a bit high n when it looks almost all water evaporated then reduce the flame n close d lid air tight!! Keep this in sim for 10 minutes and then off the flame!! ghee rice recipe


So the ghee rice is done!! Let it stay like that only( with the lid tightly closed )!!

Preparing the chicken Masala :



  • onion-12 medium sized( sliced)
  • tomatoes-8 big ( sliced )
  • Garlic-20 cloves (crushed )
  • ginger-4 big pieces (crushed )
  • green chilies-10 (crushed)
  • Cilantro leaves- as per needed
  • Garam masala– 1/2 teaspoon
  • coriander powder- 1+ 1/2 teaspoon
  • chilly powder-1 teaspoon
  • turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
  • Chicken- 2 ( almost 2 -2.5 kg )
  • curd-2 big spoon
  • Ghee-4 big spoon

How to make :

1) Heat the cooking vessel and add ghee. Later add the sliced buying real tramadol online onion n saute well along with some salt until it turns dark blackish brown color..almost cook for 15-20 mins

2) Later add the tomatoes.. Saute well till onion and tomatoes get mixed together.. image

3) When the onion-tomato paste is done perfectly, add the masala powders ( turmeric, chilly, coriander, garam masala),Ginger-Garlic and chilly paste.. Mix all the ingredients together!! Hmmm biryaniiiii smell !!!!

4)now the masala mixture is thick enough to add chicken pieces!! So add it , give a stir and let the mixture gets mixed with the chicken pieces.

Close the lid and cook well till the chicken get tender!!cook for 10-15 minutes

5) later add the curd and cilantro leaves n cook with closed lid for 6-8 minutes.


So the biryani’s chicken masala is ready!!?

Dum process :

Ingredients needed for dum:


  • Onion-2( thinly sliced n fried in ghee )
  • Cashew nuts-a handful ( fried in ghee )
  • Raisins-a handful ( fried in ghee )
  • cilantro leaves- a handful (chopped)
  • garam masala powder– 1 spoon for sprinkling
  • ghee- 1 teaspoon

How to make:

1) heat the cooking vessel, add 1 teaspoon ghee and add the first layer of rice!! So v started the dum process?!!next add the chicken masala , spread evenly over the rice and then layer twice above it..


2) now the chicken masala is layered in between rice!! So we are almost nearing to the final  biryani!!now add the fried ingredients all evenly above the rice, sprinkle cilantro leaves and garam masala!! Also don’t forget to insert ghee into the rice by making small holes with fork!! dum biryani

3)ohhh!! Now keep the vessel closed with lid and place a heavy thing or dish above it to make it air tight!!and keep this on sim flame for 10 mins..

chicken dum biryani recipe

So finally malabari Chicken Biryani is done!!! before,plating serve the white rice in the top to a plate.. mix the rest of all in the vessel in order to get the full flavor of biryani to all the rice .. Now serve the biryani topped with the white rice which we saved !! Now Serve the delicious yummy biryani with curd salad and pickle!!



Njoy folks!! Please forget not to like and share this yummy recipe !!


  1. Thank you for stopping by and following my blog! I’m a vegetarian so not sure about how many of you recipes would work for me! But I’ll follow along and see if anything pops up! 🙂

    1. Oh thank u ?.. Bt following my blog won’t disappoint u , bcz i have already posted some veggie recipes.. Also i luv experimenting with veggie stuff more than non – veg, bcz its more challenging to please my hubby n kid with d veggie stuff.. Now i’ll consider all vegeterians too before posting new recipes..?
      Njoy n stay blessed..
      Ur photographs are so good n full of life?

      1. Great, I’ll look for your veggie recipes! And chicken recipes for my husband who isn’t a vegetarian!
        Thank you for the compliment on my photos, too! 🙂

  2. Keep looking at vinetowinevalderiz! I love indian dishes and we have to d.i.y. it here in heartland Spain, no Indian take-outs here! – Today (before I read you blog) I did a sweaty biryani style with basmati rice, the scent is starchy heaven, but didn´t know of all your spices, so I will try again with your récipe.

    1. Oh really great dat u tried Indian biryani!! Dont give up, try it again n im sure your biryani would come out delicious?!! The spices & ginger garlic,chilli paste are the key ingredients which give the rich flavour to biryani…i hope my recipe would help u with the step by step images!!?

  3. Thank u so much Robert for stopping by?

  4. Annet.T.Sebastian

    ende vayil kappal odikyam eppo….. i am a catholic, i was hunting for the malabar style chicken biryani and my search ends here. this is amazingly convincing, thank you. i got a perfect idea about how to exactly carry out the dum process. i am going to use the biryani masala recepie i got in another blog since you havent mentioned what you would prefer in your Garam masala. hope my parents and my brother likes it tomorrow…i preparing a biryani feast as its my mumma and papa’s wedding anniversary. thank you and stay blessed….. hats off to ppl like you who take these efforts to put together everything for am-mature cooks like us. loads of love….

    1. Ohhhh ???!! Thank you so much for the main motive while posting recipes with step by step inage is to help new cooks in the kitchen.. Because i love viewing pics rather than reading a lot!! I hope you will do great tomorrow.. My hearty wishes to your mom n dad?!!
      pepper, cardamom,bay leaves,cinnamon,fennel, cloves- these are the whole garam masala’s i used.. Then i used the ready made garam Masala powder from store.!!

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