Chicken Dum Biryani is cooked on dum for the last few minutes, where initially meat and rice is cooked separate. Learned this Biryani from Hyderabadi locals to get the authentic taste. There are more variations to the Hyderabadi Biryani but my family and friends loved this dish.
Take a large pan to make biryani and Add Washed and cleaned Chicken, green chilli paste, ginger garlic paste, cilantro, mint, yogurt, turmeric, salt, red chilli powder, Garam masala, lemon juice and mix well.
Add 3/4th of the deep fried onions and mix well.
Add 1/3rd cup of oil where the onions were fried and mix well.
Place the pan/vessel on the stove and start cooking on medium heat.
Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes.
Cook the meat for 30 minutes or until the meat is completely cooked stirring occasionally.
Heat 12 cups of water and bring them to a boil.
Add rice, salt and cook for 6 minutes until it’s done 80%. Drain the water.
Add the rice to the cooked Chicken gravy, add rest of the fried onions, saffron and food colour.
Close lid and place a heavy object for dum. Cook on simmer for 10 minutes.
Let it rest for 10 minutes before opening the lid. Mix gently a little bit at a time and serve hot with raita and/or salna.