Aloo Dum Biryani

Mouthwatering! isn't it?! 

If you are a beginner and want to flaunt your cooking skills in front of your friends/ relatives, then you are in the right place. Just follow this recipe step by step. The result will be awesome.

Serves:  4

Ingredients :

Basmati Rice - 1.5 cups
Tomato - 3-4 medium
Onion - 3-4
Potato(par Boiled) - 5
Green chillies - 5-6
Ginger - 1 inch
Coriander leaves- 1/2 small bunch
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Dhaniya powder - 1 teaspoon
Curd - 1 1/2 cup
Ghee - 6-7 tablespoon
Sugar - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Rose water - 2 tablespoon
Saffron - 5-6 strands (mix it with 2 tablespoon water or milk)
Atta dough - to seal

Khada masala: 

Out of this long list Jeera, elaichi, peppercorns, bay leaf and cloves are important. Rest all are optional.
  • Black cardamom(Badi Elaichi) - 1
  • Green cardamom(Elaichi) - 3-4
  • Black cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 1inch stick
  • Black peppercorns - 3-4
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Star anise - 1
  • Cardamom - 3-4
  • Cloves - 2-3

Recipe Video:


For Marination:

  • In a bowl mix this tomato puree, ginger and chilli paste, curd, turmeric, red chilli powder, jeera powder, dhaniya powder, biryani masala and salt. Mix it well.
  • Add parboiled potatoes and keep it for at least1 hour.

For Birista:

  • Heat 3-4 tablespoon ghee in a pan.
  • Add finely sliced onions. Cook on low flame.
  • Add sugar when it starts getting translucent. This will give a nice brown colour to the onion.
  • Keep it aside when onions are golden brown.

For Aloo:

  • In the same ghee, add marinated potatoes.
  • Cook on low - medium flame till almost all the water gets evaporated. This will take about 25-30 minutes.

For Rice: 

  • Add rice, khada masalas, rose water and ghee.
  • For 1.5 cups of rice, add 2 cups of water. This ration varies for different varieties for rice. It is better to soak rice for 20-30 minutes. This will reduce the cooking time.
  • Cover it and let it cook. 
  • If you feel that you have added extra water and rice is already cooked then, strain excess water and add rinse rice with cold water. This will prevent rice from getting overcooked.

For Dum:

  • In a cooker start making layers.
  • Every layer will have potato - rice - onions, mint leaves, coriander leaves, saffron water/saffron milk and ghee.
  • Seal it with atta dough.
  • Cook it on low flame for 30 minutes.