Chicken Tikka Biryani

Chicken Tikka Biryani is a spicy and flavorful recipe that will give your taste buds a new sense of tangy flavor. The incredibly delicious recipe can be prepared using rice, chicken and an array of aromatic spices. The vibrant orange and red color of this biryani...Read More

Chicken Tikka Biryani is a spicy and flavorful recipe that will give your taste buds a new sense of tangy flavor. The incredibly delicious recipe can be prepared using rice, chicken and an array of aromatic spices. The vibrant orange and red color of this biryani will bring your loved ones to the dining table. The delicious aroma will bring out the tikka lover in you! This Royal Delicacy was first introduced by the Hyderabadi Nizams during the time of the Mughal Empire, and soon became a popular choice of meal in the Indian subcontinent. Then after sometime, the delectable recipe was introduced in a tasty vegetarian and non-vegetarian biryani version in India.
Chicken Tikka Biryani Recipe is a famous recipe of the Punjabi cuisine as the boneless chicken is prepared in the traditional way. The finely chopped chicken pieces are marinated in a spicy mix of yogurt and spices, and then cooked in a tandoori oven. It is then mixed with gravy and basmati rice. Hide

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Ingredients

For Chicken Tikka Preparation:
Chicken (Tikka Cut)............... 4 pieces
Yogurt.................................... 4 tablespoons
Lemon JuIce.......................... 2 tablespoons
Ginger & Garlic Paste............ 1 tablespoon each
Raw Papaya Paste................ 1 tablespoon
Chicken Tikka Masala........... 1/2 packet
Chinese Chili Sauce.............. 1 tablespoon
Zarda / Orange Food Color... 1/4 Teaspoon
Charcoal................................ 1-inch piece, for dum
Oil.......................................... 5 tablespoons
For Biryani Masala Preparation:
Basmati RIce......................... 3 cups
Oil.......................................... 1 cup
Onion (slIced)........................ 1 medium
Ginger & Garlic Paste........... 1 Teaspoon each
Qorma Masala...................... 1/2 packet
Crushed Chili........................ 1 tablespoon
Iodized Salt........................... As per required
Yogurt................................... 2 cups
Green Chili............................ 3-4
Fresh Coriander (chopped)... 2 tablespoons
Fresh Mint (leaves)............... 2 tablespoons
Lemon (slIced)...................... 4-5 medium
Zarda / Orange Food Color... 1/8 Teaspoon

How to make Chicken Tikka Biryani

METHOD:

For Chicken Tikka Marination:
- Using a knife make cuts in chicken tikka pieces.
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl except the last two and rub it thoroughly onto the chicken pieces. Cover the remaining with marinade. Give it a koyle-ka-dum and allow it to marinate for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
- Heat the oil & cook marinated chicken tikka on a high heat just to get a little color.
- Add half a cup of water and cook with the lid covered for 15 minutes. After a few minutes flip to ensure even cooking on both sides. Cook until the meat is tender. Keep aside.
For Biryani Masala:
- Wash & soak Basmati Rice for at least 15 minutes.
- Heat the oil in a large pot and fry the onions till they are golden in color.
- To this add Ginger Paste, Garlic Paste, Qorma Masala, crushed chili, Iodized Salt and yogurt; cook for 4-5 minutes.
- In a large pan bring 3 liters of water to a rapid boil; add 3 tbsp Iodized Salt and 2-3 lemons (sliced). Add the drained rice and boil till rice reaches do kanni stage. Strain.
- Start layering the masala with the cooked chicken tikkas. Then sprinkle green chili, fresh coriander, fresh mint leaves, and lemon slices. Finally, top with the rice and sprinkle a pinch of orange food color. Leave for dum.
- Mix gently and serve!

Posted By: Hira Hussain, lahore

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