How to make Brown Rice Dum Biryani
For preparing this absolutely delicious biryani recipe, first fry the sliced onions and when done, keep them aside. Then, marinate the chicken pieces with cumin, turmeric, chilli powder, green chilli, garam masala, fried onion, salt and pepper. Keep this aside for about 2 hours.
On medium flame, heat a deep-bottomed pan and heat oil in it over moderate flame. Then and add cardamom, bay leaf, cinnamon and saute for a minute. When the ingredients begin to crackle, add onion. Saute till onion turns brown and translucent. Add ginger and garlic.
Add the marinated chicken and saute till sealed. Add vegetables, dry fruits and chicken stock and cook for 15 minutes. Switch the stove off. Top it with coriander and mint leaves. Cook soaked and drained brown rice separately with cardamom, bay leaf, cinnamon, shahi jeera in salted water. Cook till it’s half done.
Now take a heavy-bottomed pan with a heavy lid. First, add all of the cooked chicken which is almost cooked at the bottom. Top it with the cooked rice and cook it half. Dilute some saffron in 2 spoons of milk or water. Add this and rose water on top of the rice. Cover this rice with brown onions, coriander and mint. Cook it on slow fire with the lid tightly closed for 15 minutes. Let the biryani cook in its own steam. Serve with papad, raita and pickle.