Donne Chicken Biriyani


Donne Chicken Biriyani is very famous in Bangalore in the state of Karnataka. This Donne biriyani is served in the whole of Bangalore by many vendors but Shivaji Military Hotel serves the best in town. This biriyani is served with donne which we regularly get with prasadam in temples. For a change, hotel vendors serve this biriyani with Donne to render a more tasty feel while we savor the biriyani. This donne gives a dry green flavor and enhances our biriyani. In this biriyani we add more greens like mint, coriander leaves and green chilli so it gives more fresh green flavor. In this biriyani we grind all these greens along with onion and saute well to make a paste, so the raw smell is not there. Mainly we add Seeraga Sambha Rice for the biriyani. This is the main highlight of the biriyani. With all these ingredients we cook chicken till soft and juicy. In this biriyani we few biriyani spices and there is less tomato flavor. This is a very famous bangalorian recipe. Now we can observe the steps for preparing the dish.

Donne Chicken Biriyani

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 4 people


For grinding Green Ingredients :

  • 4 nos Onion sliced
  • 7 nos Green chilli
  • Coriander leaves A handful
  • Mint leaves A handful

Whole Spices Required :


  • First soak Seeraga Samba Rice (2 1/2 cups) in sufficient water for 30 minutes. Slice the onion and green chillies. Keep this aside.
  • In a pan add 1/2 tsp oil and add green chilli and onion. Saute well.
  • Now add both mint and coriander leaves and saute well. Allow to cool.
  • In a cooker or heavy weight pan, add oil and temper all whole spices.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste and saute well.
  • Next add tomato, pepper and turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Now add chicken pieces and add salt as required. Mix well and cook for five mins till raw smell goes.
  • Next add curd and cook for 2 mins till oil comes out.
  • In the mean time grind the green ingredients and make a fine paste.
  • Now add the green masala and cook for 5 mins.
  • Add hot water (5 cups) and bring to boil. Add soaked rice of seeraga sambha.
  • Now cook till water drains in low flame for about 20 minutes or so until the biriyani is done. Close the vessel with a tight lid so steam cannot escape.
  • Now when the dish is almost ready, add ghee and mix gently.
  • Next, take the donne and keep in plate to serve.
  • Now its ready to serve hot Donne Chicken Biriyani


You can explore this dish Boneless Chicken Biriyani (Kozhi Biryani) . You can also visit this link mutton biriyani.
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Response (1)
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    Supriya January 10, 2021

    Excellent recipe, completely different from kerala biriyani. Loved it.

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