Donne Chicken Biryani
- Leave a Comment
- Related Items
Ever since we moved to Bangalore, I have been hearing a lot about Donne Biryani. On digging further, I came to know the reason behind the name Donne. The bowls/plates made from Areca nut Palm Branch or Banana leaves is known as Donne. The Biryani that were served in these plates came to be known as Donne Chicken/Mutton Biryani.
Lately, I have been craving to try some Biryani and that’s when I was reminded of the Donne Biryani. After a lot of browsing, I zeroed in on the recipe found at Vidya’s Cooking. The aroma that spread in the air was so enticing that D would come to the kitchen every 10 minutes to check if the Biryani was ready. He loved it so much that he asked me to pack the same for his lunch. Considering the fact that he doesn’t like rice being packed for lunch, this came as a pleasant surprise. Yet another successful attempt at a ‘different’ Biryani.
I would strongly recommend you to use only Seeraga Samba Rice, which is also known as Jeera Rice, Jeeraga Samba Rice etc. The aroma and flavour it imparts is unique. The ratio of water used to cook the rice is 1.5: 1 (1.5 cups water for 1 cup rice). In this recipe I have added a little more liquid to make sure the rice doesn’t turn completely dry. You can prepare mutton also the same way.