The hyderabadi chicken pot dum biryani, marinated chicken placed at bottom of the pot and layered with 90% cooked rice. Sealed with dough and dum in a pot over a low flame.
Take a pot to add chicken, ginger and garlic paste.
Add curd, red chilli powder, biryani powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Also, add fresh mint and chopped coriander leaves.
Add dry spices bay leaf, star anise, cloves, shahi jeera, black cardamom and cinnamon stick. Add pure ghee and oil.
Squeeze lemon juice. Mix well all the ingredients. Close the lid and marinate for at least one hour.
Wash the rice and soak for 30 minutes. drain the water and set aside. Boil 3-4 litres of water.
Add dry spices star anise, cinnamon stick, black cardamom, jeera and shahi jeera.
Add ginger and garlic paste. Add mint leaves and chopped coriander leaves.Squeeze lemon juice. By adding lemon juice rice will not stick with each other.
Add 2 spoons of oil. Adjust the salt and taste. The water should be slightly salty.
Nice aroma releases when the water gets boiled. Add soaked and drained rice and cook till 90% of rice is done.
Drain the water from the rice and set aside.
Heat a pan over a medium flame add a cup of oil.Add onion slices and fry till it turns to golden brown and set aside.
Fry cashew nuts till it turns to golden and set aside.
After an hour add tomato slices and slit green chillies to marinated chicken.
Add water and grind to thin cashew nut paste to the handi and mix well.
Add 3/4 boiled and drained rice to the pot spread it evenly.
Add fried onions and sprinkle lemon-yellow food colour and orange-red food colours.
Add fried cashew nuts. Add fresh mint leaves and chopped coriander leaves.
layer the fried onions and sprinkle 2 spoons of ghee.
Seal the pot with dough and close the lid tightly. let it dum for 20 minutes at a low flame. Carefully check occasionally whether it is burning.
Switch off the flame and leave it for 10 minutes.Open the lid slightly mix with fork. Remove the dough.
Take into a serving plate. Garnish chicken dum biryani with fried cashew nuts and serve with raita, baingan ka katta or stuffed brinjal curry, bhaji recipe.