Chicken Tikka Biryani | How to Make Chicken Tikka Biryani | Tikka Biryani Recipe

Chicken Tikka Biryani | How to Make Chicken Tikka Biryani | Tikka Biryani Recipe
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If you are bored with regular biryanis, then try this chicken tikka biryani. Chicken Tikka biryani is moist and spicy, and the rice and chicken are infused with a heady blend of aromatics like cardamom, clove, cinnamon, saffron. It takes a bit time but the taste is mouth-watering. It is slightly different from other regular biryanis. For regular biryanis, the raw chicken marinated with masala but here, 1st you need to prepare chicken tikkas then cook gravy with masala.

Difficulty: Advanced Prep Time 90 min Cook Time 45 min Rest Time 15 min Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins Servings: 2 Calories: 378.30 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Chicken Tikka Biryani is a spicy and flavourful, incredibly delicious recipe prepared using rice, chicken and aromatic spices. 


For making tikkas-

For making gravy-

For making rice-

For layering biryani-


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Preparation for Marinating

  1. At first, make a smooth paste with ginger, garlic in a mixer grinder.

    Please ensure that fresh Ginger & garlic shall be used for making paste. The skin of Ginger and garlic pieces shall be removed properly and the pieces shall be washed in running water before putting in the mixer grinder.
  2. Slice onion finely, chop coriander & green chili.

  3. Cut boneless chicken pieces into tikka size.


  1. Take a large bowl and add chicken, yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, red chili powder, garam masala powder, salt, lemon juice, oil.

  2. Mix well and marinate chicken pieces. Keep aside for 1 hr.

    Marinated chicken must be kept aside for at least an hour.

Making Gravy

  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry sliced onions until it turns light brown.

  2. Then add ginger-garlic paste, tomato puree, salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, biryani masala powder and fry for 2 min.

  3. Now add yogurt and fry until oil separates from the masala.

  4. Then add green chili and coriander leaves. Mix well and cook on low flame for 2 min.

  5. Now add water and cook on low flame until oil separates from the masala.

Making Rice

  1. Then soak rice in water for 30 min.

    Long grain rice is recommended for making biryani. Basmati rice has long grain and this kind of rice are generally used for making biryani in India. How much time to soak rice in the water depends on the quality of the rice. This process helps the grain to expand well while cooking.
  2. Boil water in a pan and add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, green cardamom, black cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, mace, cumin seeds, salt.

    Here I used closed pan for cooking rice so add 1 & ½ cups water for 1 cup rice. If use open pan, add more water for cooking rice.
  3. When the water comes to boil, add soaked rice.

    Do not stir too much because it tends to break the rice.
  4. Cook until the rice is 90% done.

    Rice shall be boiled up to 90% to make Biryani. If it is boiled more than 90% then it may be extremely soft which may not good to make Biryani.

Frying Tikkas

  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry marinated chicken pieces on low flame until they become soft.


  1. Now take a flat bottom pan and brush with ghee on the base of the pan.

  2. Then place half of the cooked rice.

  3. Spread gravy over the rice.

  4. Now place fried chicken tikkas. 

  5. Spread rest of the cooked rice.

  6. Then add saffron milk, coriander leaves over the rice.

  7. Cover the lid and cook on low flame for 15 min. Turn off the oven and keep it another 15 min.

    If you do not have a heavy and tight lid, use any flat steel plate. At first, seal with atta dough or aluminium foil. Then place steel plate.
  8. Now Chicken Tikka Biryani is ready and serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 378.3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16.28g26%
Saturated Fat 5.33g27%
Cholesterol 38.96mg13%
Sodium 695.6mg29%
Total Carbohydrate 45.07g16%
Dietary Fiber 6.87g28%
Sugars 4.28g
Protein 17.61g36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only and not certified by the nutritionist or registered dietitian. Any nutritional information on this site should only be used as a general guideline. Statements within this site have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration.


  • Cook this recipe at slow cooking method.
  • Use fresh ingredients for better taste.
  • After cooking, wait for at least 15 minutes for better taste.
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Dipaboli Sarkar

Author and Editor

Hi, I’m Dipaboli Sarkar, the Author & Editor of this food blog. I have a passion for cooking and that is the reason why I have created this food blog. In this blog, I will showcase various recipes so that people get to know the art of making it.


  1. Delicious recipe and the presentation is very good.

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