Utpal Sambare is very excited to share with you one of his favourite — and one of India’s most popular dishes — authentic Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani!
Hyderabadi Dum Biryani
This refined rice pilaf has a unique preparation compared to other biryani recipes. Bone-in chicken is first marinated in a blend of fresh coriander, mint, ginger, garlic, lime juice, red chilli powder, salt and yogurt; the yogurt helps to keep the spice in control while acting as a tenderizer. The marinated meat is carefully layered with basmati rice and topped with caramelized onions, coriander, mint, and saffron, and then slow cooked for close to an hour. Dum Biryani is best enjoyed with splash of lime juice and side of fresh raita, made with cool yogurt, onion and cucumber.
There will also be a #vegetarian Biryani, with cauliflower, carrots and potatoes are cooked with the same spices and technique.
Complete your meal with Khubani, a dessert made from dried Turkish apricots that have been reconstituted into an intensely flavoured fruit compote, topped with whipped coconut cream, crunchy almond flakes, and a dusting of fragrant cardamom.
Utpal Sambare is a technologist by profession. While studying away from home, it was the right opportunity to take up cooking his favourite home made recipes. Utpal prepares homestyle recipes with whole spices and fresh herbs to bring out the true flavors and aroma.
Every Friday The Depanneur is an ‘open mic’ night for culinary talent in TO, where we invite guest cooks, amateur or professional, to come and make their favourite dishes.