Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani Recipe | Hyderabadi Dum Biryani

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I think no intro is needed for this world famous Hyderabadi Dum Biryani. It is considered as the royal food of Hyderabad nizams and it is a fusion of Mughalai and Iranian cuisine. Don’t let back by just peeping into the ingredients list, I have shared the detailed step by step pictures for preparing this Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani recipe. The time consuming part is the dum process but it gives an exotic and unique flavour to the dish. The variety of Indian spices, generous amount of ghee, fried onions and the dum process used here gives an irresistible aroma and takes you to the festive mood.

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Hyderabadi Dum Biryani

Hyderabadi Dum Biryani

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Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani Recipe | Hyderabadi Dum Biryani

Recipe Cuisine: Hyderabadi ,South Indian  | Recipe Category: Main Course
Preparation + Cooking Time : 1 hour 15 Mins | Serves : 3 to 4


For Cooking Basmati  Rice
  • Basmati Rice – 1.5 cups
  • Water – 5 to 6 cups
  • Cinnamon – 1″ Piece
  • Cardamom – 5
  • Cloves – 5
  • Pepper Corns – 5
  • Bay Leaf – 1
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tsp
For Frying Onions
  • Onion – 2 (Thinly sliced)
  • Oil / Ghee – 2 tbsp
Veggies required for Gravy
  • Potato – 1
  • Carrot – 1
  • Beans – 10
  • Green Peas – 1 Fistful
  • Cauliflower – 1/4 Cup
  • Tomato – 1 (optional)
For Gravy
  • Ghee – 1/4 cup
  • Jeera / Shahi Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon – 1″ piece
  • Cardamom – 5
  • Cloves – 5
  • Bay Leaf – 1
  • Star Anise – 1
  • Cashew – 10
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp
  • Green chilli – 2
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Chilli Powder – 2 tsp
  • Salt – As Required
  • Curd – 1 Cup
  • Mint Leaves – 10
For Assembling / Layering
  • Coriander Leaves – 1 / 4 cup
  • Mint Leaves – 1/4 cup
  • Milk – 1 /4 cup
  • Saffron – 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
  • Fried Onions
Method

1. For Cooking Basmati Rice: Rinse the rice well in water for 2 to 3 times, till the water runs clear. Soak it in water for 30 minutes and drain the water.
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2. Roll boil water in a pan and add all the spices, mentioned in the table ‘For cooking basmati rice‘. Then add salt and oil.
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3. Now add rice and cook till the rice grains are 3/4th cooked (parboiled only). Drain the water and spread the rice in a plate. Allow it to cool and gently fluff it with a fork. Keep it by side.
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4. Soak saffron in warm milk and slice the onions lengthwise. Get ready with other ingredients required for gravy. Peel the skin of potato, carrot and chop all the veggies little bigger.
Hyderabadi Dum Biryani Recipe Steps45. Pour the curd in a bowl and whisk a little. Also clean coriander leaves and mint leaves required for layering biryani.
Hyderabadi Dum Biryani Recipe Steps56. For Frying Onions: In a heavy bottomed pan, pour ghee/oil and once it turns hot add onions and cashews. Fry till golden brown and crispy. Then reserve little onions and cashew required for layering biryani.
Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani Recipe Steps67. For Gravy: Now pour ghee, add jeera, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, bay leaf and star anise. Add ginger garlic paste, chopped veggies and saute for 2 minutes, till raw smell leaves. Then add turmeric powder and chilli powder.
Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani Recipe Steps78. Now add salt and curd. Cover it with a lid and cook for 6 to 7 minutes in medium flame.
Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani Recipe Steps89. Don’t overcook the veggies, it should retain crunchiness that is half cooked only. Then add mint leaves and give a gentle mix. For Layering / Assembling: spread the rice evenly over the gravy.
Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani Recipe Steps910. Sprinkle with coriander and mint leaves. Pour saffron milk uniformly, add fried onions and cashews.
Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani Recipe Steps1011. Finally squeeze lemon juice over the rice. If doing in large quantity, repeat the same with layering. For Dum: Heat a heavy bottomed tava/tawa and place the pan over the tawa. Seal it with a aluminium foil and cover it with a lid tightly. Cook for 15 mins in low flame and switch off flame. Give a standing time of 10 mins and give a very gentle mix with a fork.
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Serve this Hyderabadi dum biryani with onion raitha.

 

Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani Recipe

Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani Recipe

Tips

1. Use good quality and aged basmati rice for long rice grains, I used India Gate basmati rice.
2. Soaking rice for 30 mins is important, as it helps in even cooking and gives firm/separate grains.
3. Don’t cook the rice completely, it should be parboiled , cook till 3/4th only.
4. Fried onions is a must ingredient, as it gives a special flavour for this Hyderabadi veg dum biryani recipe .
5. Shahi Jeera, caraway seeds, mace can also be used in gravy for more flavour.
6. Chop the veggies little bigger, as it don’t turn mushy while cooking, also half cook the veggies only.
7. Veggies can be pressure cooked for 1 whistle.
7. Adjust green chilli and chilli powder as per spice level preferred.
8. Add salt for rice and gravy separately.
9. If you don’t prefer lemon juice, it can be replaced with 1 tomato while making gravy.
10. Do the dum process in low flame only for this Hyderabadi dum biryani.
11. Use ghee/oil generously to prevent the rice from burning during dum process.
12. Instead of aluminium foil, dough/moist white cloth can be used for sealing the pot.
13. Always give a resting time of minimum 10 mins before serving, so the flavours get infused well.

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Hyderabadi Dum Biryani

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