Dum pukht means slow cooking in a sealed container. This popular cooking method goes back hundreds of years. It is almost always used to cook meat dishes and almost no water is added, so that the meat cooks in its own juices Dum pukht biryani can be made with lamb, goat meat or chicken. My favorite is made with goat meat so thats what this recipe calls for but feel free to replace with any of the other meats. Dum pukht biryani is not a dish that can be hurried but when its done you will love it and the wait will have been worthwhile. It is great dish to serve at your next dinner party Try it.