Recipe: Donne Biryani

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Donne Biryani

Karnataka, Mains

270 calories/serving
60 mins
The uniqueness of the biryani is in the short grain seeraga samba rice, generous quantity of herbs and the meat marination.

Recipe by:

Dindigul Food Court


seeraga samba rice
mint leaves
coriander leaves
green chilli
cinnamon stick
bay leaf
green cardamom
star anise
black stone flower
cumin seed
black peppercorn
turmeric powder
red chilli powder
coriander powder


1. Soak 2 cups or 400 gms of seeraga samba rice in water for 15 minutes.

2. In a mixer grinder, add a handful of mint leaves, a handful of coriander leaves, 3 green chillies, 10 garlic cloves, 2 inch ginger, 1/2 onion, 1 inch cinnamon, 3 cloves, 1 green cardamom, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 1/4 tsp black peppercorns. grind into a paste and keep aside.

3. In a pan, add 2 tbsp oil, 2 tbsp ghee, 1 bay leaf, 1 green cardamom, 1 star anise, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 blackstone flower (kalpasi), 1 clove and 2 finely sliced onions. saute till onion turns soft.

4. To this, add the ground paste, 1 finely chopped tomato, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 3/4 tsp corainder powder, salt as per taste. saute well.

5. Add 3 tbsp curd and mix well.

6. Add 600 gms chicken and saute for 3 minutes on medium flame. add 1 cup water. cover and cook for 10 minutes on low flame.

7. Add 3 more cups water, salt if required, juice of half a lemon, 2 cups of soaked seeraga samba rice. boil on medium flame. then cover and cook for 20 minutes on low flame.

8. Donne biryani is ready to serve.

By Dindigul Food Court