Smokey Chicken Tikka Biryani Recipe

Smokey Chicken Tikka Biryani

Course Main Course
Cuisine Hyderabadi
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 4
Author BINDU


For Marination

  • 750 grams chicken boneless
  • Salt as needed
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 3 tsp tikka masala powder
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp orange-red food color
  • ¼ cup yogurt thick

For Cooking Rice

  • 450 grams basmati rice
  • 5 pods cardamom
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/8 piece nutmeg
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 pod star anise
  • 1 tsp shahi jeera
  • ¼ cup mint leaves
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • Salt as needed
  • 7 to 8 cups water

For Tikka

  • 5 to 6 tbsp oil
  • burnt Charcoal

For Biryani

  • ¼ cup fried onions
  • 2 medium onions very thinly sliced
  • 4 to5 green chilies
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • 1 ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 cup semi thick yogurt
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tsp biryani masala powder
  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • ½ cup coriander leaves
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • Aluminum foil


Marinating Chicken

  1. Take a mixing bowl, add salt, turmeric powder, dried red chili powder, tikka masala powder, orange-red food color, ginger garlic paste, thick yogurt and mix well.
  2. Add boneless chicken pieces and mix again. leave for an hour.

Soaking Rice

  1. Soak basmati rice for in water for 30 minutes.

Cooking Rice

  1. Rinse the soaked basmati rice for 2 to 3 times and take it into a bowl that comes with an electric rice cooker.

  2. Add water, salt, bay leaves, Shahi jeera, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg, mace, black cardamom, mint leaves, coriander leaves, ghee, mix well and taste it. Add salt if required.
  3. Put the bowl in the electric cooker and switch it on. Cook until the rice is 80 percent done or switch off when the rice has still some moisture.

Making Chicken Tikka

  1. You can do this simultaneously while cooking rice.
  2. Heat a pan and add oil. when the oil is hot add marinated chicken tikka pieces, mix well cover and cook until the chicken becomes tender. Mix the pieces in between.
  3. Turn off the flame when the chicken pieces are done. Make a space in the center of the pan and place burnt charcoal pouring a little oil on it.

  4. You can see the smoke coming out and spreading. Cover it with a lid immediately and keep aside until the smoke disappears.

Making Chicken Tikka Biryani

  1. Take a heavy bottomed vessel and pour oil.

  2. When the oil is hot, add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and sauté for a minute.
  3. Add green chilies, thinly sliced onions, salt and sauté until the onions turn light brown.

  4. Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, biryani masala, medium thick yogurt, mint leaves, coriander leaves, lemon juice and mix well.
  5. Cook on a slow flame until the oil separates. Then take out half of the gravy along with the pieces and keep aside.

  6. Add half of the 80 percent cooked basmati rice and spread it evenly. add some mint leaves, coriander leaves, fried onions, ghee.
  7. Put the remaining gravy on top of the rice layer and repeat the process with the remaining boiled rice.
  8. Cover the vessel with a damp cloth or an aluminum foil and place the lid.

  9. Cook on a very slow flame for 10 to 15 minutes and turn off the flame. Leave for 15 to 20 minutes and serve.