Chicken Tikka Biryani

Chicken Tikka Biryani Recipe at DesiTwist

"If you like traditional Indian rice preparations and particularly biryani dishes, then you and your family are going to love this sumptuous Chicken Tikka Biryani!"

Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 35 min
Serving: 4



1 kg Chicken
4 tbsp White Vinegar
1/4 tsp Tandoori Color
2 tbsp Yogurt
1 tbsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
Salt – to taste
1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
3 tbsp Tikka Masala


Marinate the chicken with all the given ingredients, and leave for 4-6 hours. Then put 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and cook chicken until done, then put a burning charcoal on the chicken and pour some oil over the charcoal and cover it until the smoke stops.

You can BBQ it or bake it in the oven.

Spices for boiled rice:


1/2 kg Rice
6 Clove
1 Bay leaf
8 Whole Black Pepper
1 tsp White Cumin Seeds
5 Green Cardamom
2 Big Cardamom
4 Cinnamon Stick


Put all these spices with 2 tbsp oil in a cooking pot till splutter, add water with salt and boil rice in that water.

For Gravy:


1 large Onion
½ tsp Turmeric Powder
½ cup Oil
1 tspRed Chilli Powder
1 ½ tsp Coriander Powder
1 tbsp Garam Masala Powder
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
Salt – to taste
4 Tomatoes
1/2 cup Yogurt
Mint, Fresh Coriander, Green Chillies and Orange Colour – as required


Pour oil in a pan and fry sliced onion until golden brown, then add ginger-garlic paste and add all the spices and chopped tomato, cook till the tomato is done. When all the spices are cooked add the chicken and mix well. Now take another pan and apply 1 tbsp of oil on the base and put half of the rice then put the chicken mixture and Then put the remaining rice (take 1 tbsp of kewra add 1 pinch of food colour ) and spread this mixture on top of the rice. Spread "mint, fresh coriander, and green chillies". Then put on dum (very low heat)for 15-20 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

For a Twist serve Biryani with mint raita and Greek salad!