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Chicken Tikka Biryani

Updated: Sep 26, 2020

A great Biryani recipe, Chicken Tikka Biriyani, to impress your friends at your next dinner party.



1 kg of chicken

2 tbsp vinegar

1 tsp salt

1 tsp red chili

1 tsp black pepper

1 tbsp garam masala

¼ tsp red food color

1 tsp ginger paste

1 tsp garlic paste

1 ½ tbsp mustard oil


½ cup cooking oil

1 cup sliced onion

1 medium tomato

½ tsp salt

1 tsp red chili

1 tbsp coriander

4 tbsp plain yogurt

1 tsp sugar

½ tsp kewra water


6 cups of water

2 cinnamon sticks

6 cloves

5 cardamom

8-10 pepper

1 tsp cumin

1 ½ tsp salt

1 tsp ghee

1 tsp ginger

4 cups basmati rice

½ tsp kewra water

1 tbsp food color


1 tbsp ghee

1 tbsp fresh mint

1 tbsp fresh coriander


1. Marinate the chicken with vinegar, salt, red chili, black pepper, garam masala, red food color, ginger paste, garlic paste, and mustard oil

2. Saran wrap and marinate for 30 minutes

3. Place the chicken pieces on a grill pan for 10 minutes on low heat and flip halfway

4. Drizzle cooking oil on the chicken

5. Cook for 15 minutes on medium heat

6. Place charcoal and ghee by the chicken and cover with lid to infuse the charcoal scent then set aside

7. In a pan, fry sliced onion until brown then add chopped tomato

8. Stir in salt, red chili, ground coriander, plain yogurt, sugar, and grilled chicken

9. Add kewra water and set aside

10. In a large pot, boil water and add the following cinnamon sticks, cloves, cardamom, pepper, cumin, salt, ghee, ginger, and basmati rice that has been soaked for at least 1 hour

11. Add kewra water and cook for 5 minutes with a lid on

12. Create layers of rice and chicken

13. Sprinkle fried onions and ghee

14. Garnish with fresh mint and coriander leaves

15. Add food coloring and cook for 10 more minutes on low heat with the lid on

16. Ready to Enjoy!


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