Chicken Tikka Biryani(My Home-style Version)

Would you believe if I say that this will be the easiest chicken tikka biryani you can ever make!!

Not only is it easy to put together but it tastes so delicious that your family & friends will be licking fingers. It can easily be made in bulk for a party or if you make just for your family I can assure your they all will be fighting for the leftover.

So what makes this biryani really special is the chicken tikka that we make. I have used some baking and some tradition infusion of coal to get to the authentic biryani taste. If it sounds intimidating just read the recipe, it should be enough to convince you that its not!!!

Directions to Make Chicken Tikka Biryani-

4.8 from 5 votes
Home Style Chicken Tikka Biryani
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
A typical homestyle chicken tikka biryani that has baked tikka pieces and all the goodness of biyani combined.
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Avin Kohli
For Chicken Tikka Marinade-
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • Salt As pe taste
  • 900 gm chicken cleaned & patted dry
  • 1 cup Curd/dahi
  • 2 tbsp Kashmiri Chilli Poweder
  • 1/2 tbsp Tumeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Garam Masala
  • 3 tbsp ginger, garlic and chillies paste Or 1 Tbsp each
For the Biryani-
  • 200 gm Basmati/Biryani Long Grain Rice Soaked in twice the water
  • 3 Large potatoes cut in cubes
  • 4-5 big red onions finely sliced
  • Salt As per taste
  • 2 no Black cardamom kali elichi
  • 1 no tej patta
  • 6-8 no black peppercorns kali mirch
  • 1 tsp jeera cumin seeds
  • 4-5 no laung clove
  • 10 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 no peice of coal koila
  • 4-5 big tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp Biryani Masala
For chicken tikka-
  1. Marinate chicken with all the ingredients listed under marination. Keep It aside for atleast four hours.
  2. Pre Heat the oven for 10 mins at 200C. Place the marinated chicken on the skewers and bake for 30 mins. I also increased the temperature to 220C for the last 10 mins which gave a nice char on the chicken.
  3. Now take out the chicken skewers and keep aside to use in biryani.
For Assembling Biryani-
  1. Heat ghee in a pot. Add jeera, kali elichi,laung, kali mirch, tej patta and saute for 30 sec till aromatic.
  2. Now add the onions and saute till they are brown(but not burnt). Add salt and biryani masala. Cook for 10 sec. If it starts to burn or stick at the bottom add a splash of water.
  3. Now lastly add chopped tomatoes and cook till they are soft and mushy. Mix in the chicken pieces as well. Take out and keep this aside.
  4. In the same pot add your soaked rice and cook them with some salt till they are 70% done.
  5. Now take out half the rice. Layer the chicken mixture that we set aside. now top with the potatoes too. Top with the rest of the rice and add 1/4 cup of water.
  6. On the other gas burn a coal piece and place in a katori.
  7. Put the katori on the biryani mix. Pour some ghee over it and close the lid. Cook the biryani for 15 more mins. Leave it aside till all the smoke from the coal clears up.
  8. Enjoy with curd and green chutney!!
Recipe Notes

Make sure to balance salt as some is to be added at every step of the recipe.

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  1. This chicken tikka biryani came out perfect. Surely non vegetarian friends will go gaga over it.5 stars

  2. What a lovely share it is .. I love both Tikka and biriyani and yours look so scrumptious and a great combo . Would love to try it out this weekend:)5 stars

  3. Am a die hard fan of biriyanis and i always looks for different versions. Chicken tikka biriyani tempts me a lot and am literally drooling here. Inviting dish.

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