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Chicken Tikka Biryani

Avin Kohli
30 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Chicken Tikka Biryani RECIPE

Would you believe if I say that this will be the easiest chicken tikka biryani you can ever make!! Not only is it easy to put together but it tastes so delicious that your family & friends will be licking fingers. It can easily be made in bulk for a party or if you make just for your family I can assure your they all will be fighting for the leftover.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Eid
  • North Indian
  • Simmering
  • Baking
  • Frying
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. For Chicken Tikka Marinade-3 tbsp Oil
  2. 900 gm chicken cleaned & patted dry
  3. Salt As pe taste
  4. 2 tbsp Kashmiri Chilli Poweder
  5. 1/2 tbsp Tumeric Powder
  6. 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  7. 1/2 tbsp Garam Masala
  8. 3 tbsp ginger, garlic and chillies paste Or 1 Tbsp each
  9. 1 cup Curd/dahi
  10. For the Biryani-200 gm Basmati/Biryani Long Grain Rice Soaked in twice the water
  11. 3 Large potatoes cut in cubes
  12. 4-5 big red onions finely sliced
  13. Salt As per taste
  14. 2 no Black cardamom kali elichi
  15. 1 no tej patta
  16. 6-8 no black peppercorns kali mirch
  17. 1 tsp jeera cumin seeds
  18. 4-5 no laung clove
  19. 10 tbsp Ghee
  20. 1 no peice of coal / koila
  21. 4-5 big tomatoes
  22. 2 tbsp Biryani Masala


  1. For chicken tikka- Marinate chicken with all the ingredients listed under marination. Keep It aside for atleast four hours.
  2. Pre Heat the oven for 10 mins at 200C. Place the marinated chicken on the skewers and bake for 30 mins. I also increased the temperature to 220C for the last 10 mins which gave a nice char on the chicken.
  3. Now take out the chicken skewers and keep aside to use in biryani.
  4. For Assembling Biryani- Heat ghee in a pot. Add jeera, kali elichi,laung, kali mirch, tej patta and saute for 30 sec till aromatic.
  5. Now add the onions and saute till they are brown(but not burnt). Add salt and biryani masala. Cook for 10 sec. If it starts to burn or stick at the bottom add a splash of water.
  6. Now lastly add chopped tomatoes and cook till they are soft and mushy. Mix in the chicken pieces as well. Take out and keep this aside.
  7. In the same pot add your soaked rice and cook them with some salt till they are 70% done.
  8. Now take out half the rice. Layer the chicken mixture that we set aside. now top with the potatoes too. Top with the rest of the rice and add 1/4 cup of water.
  9. On the other gas burn a coal piece and place in a katori.
  10. Put the katori on the biryani mix. Pour some ghee over it and close the lid. Cook the biryani for 15 more mins. Leave it aside till all the smoke from the coal clears up.
  11. Enjoy with curd and green chutney!!

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Stacy Plunket
Stacy Plunket   Sep-06-2021

As an editor from USA embroidery digitizing, so meat usually that of chicken, goat, lamb, prawn, fish make it however high in fat, yet it is less unhealthy than junk food.

Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   Jun-17-2018

Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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