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Donne Chicken Biriyani

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


  • 1/2 kg Seeraga Samba Rice(2 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 kg Chicken
  • 2 tsp Fresh Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 no. Tomato
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 cup Curd
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 5 cups Water
  • Salt As reqd
  • 2 nos. Donne For serving

For grinding Green Ingredients :

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

Whole Spices Required :

  • 4 nos Cloves
  • 2 nos Cinnamon
  • 4 nos Cardamom
  • 2 nos Bay leaves
  • 1 no. Star anise
  • 1 no. Marati Moggu
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds/Jeera
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds


  • 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


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