Dum Biryani Prepared From The Magic Of Slow Cooking

The well known cooking technique – Dum Pukht, that is cooking the dish with steam until it matures, is said to be an innovation of the Nawab of Awadh. Being on fire – sealed with dough though it takes hours and hours to prepare, but the aroma keeps everyone waiting to relish the flavors of the dish.

Here’s a recipe of one of the most famous dish – Dum Biryani, which has evolved from the lands of Mughals.

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Ingredients

  • Mutton – 1 kg
  • Ghee – 75 gms
  • Jeera – 1 ½ tsp
  • Dalchini – 4 pieces
  • Doda elaichi – 4 pieces
  • Onions – 3 medium (thinly sliced)
  • Rice – 500 gms
  • Tej Patta – 4 pieces
  • Salt to taste

Method

Soak the rice in water for an hour. Meanwhile, boil mutton with half the quantity of tej patta, dalchini, jeera and some salt. Strain and keep aside. Heat the ghee, add doda elaichi( cardamom) and the rest of jeera, dalchini (cinnamon) to it.

Add the sliced onions, stir till color changes. Add rice (after draining water), salt, strained stock and bring it to a boil. Cook on dum till the rice is fluffy and well done. Serve with some curd to relish its taste best 😉

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So, head to Handi Restaurant to savor succulent and aromatic delicacies cooked in the traditional style 🙂

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Jaipur-302001, Rajasthan – India

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Jaipur-302021, Rajasthan – India

 

 

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Recalling The Traditional Art Of Slow Cooking

Getting back to the olden days when the traditional method of slow cooking was practiced in the royal kitchens of the Nawabs of Awadh. The magic behind the deliciousness and mouthwatering delicacies of the Awadhi cuisine is the traditional art of slow cooking, known as Dum Pukht, where the dish is cooked until it matures completely.

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Handi, around heavy bottomed utensil was normally used and it was made a point to seal the utensil with a dough known as purdah or veil so as the moisture and flavors are retained in the dish. The reason behind the style of slow cooking is roasting and proper maturing of the prepared dish and sustains the flavors and aroma.

The two most relished dishes made by this fragile technique of slow cooking are Dal Makhani and Dum Biryani. These dishes are cooked for hours and hours to get the best results.

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So, come down to Handi to taste these yummy dishes and resist the temptation to peek every time the lid is opened and smell the subtle flavors and aromas.

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Opp. GPO, MI Road, Jaipur