Chicken Tikka Biryani Recipe by Tasty

Servings: 6

Source: tasty.co

Chicken Tikka Biryani Recipe by Tasty

Ingredients

· 1 ⅓ lb chicken breast· 1 ⅔ cups natural yogurt· 1 tablespoon lemon juice· 2 tablespoons ginger garlic paste· 2 tablespoons tikka masala sauce· 1 tablespoon red chili powder· ½ teaspoon turmeric powder· 1 teaspoon salt· 2 tablespoons oil· 1 onion, finely chopped· 2 tablespoons ginger garlic paste· 1 teaspoon cumin seed· 2 black peppercorns· 2 cloves· 1 teaspoon red chili powder· ½ teaspoon coriander powder· 1 teaspoon garam masala powder· 1 teaspoon salt· 2 tomatoes, finely chopped· ½ cup natural yogurt· ⅓ cup water· 1 ⅔ cups water· 1 ½ cups basmati rice, soaked for at least 20 minutes· 1 bay leaf· ½ teaspoon cumin seed· 1 ½ cups onion, carmelised· ½ cup fresh coriander, finely chopped· 1 tablespoon oil· 1 cup water, saffron-infused

Instructions

Step 1Preheat the oven 430˚F ( 220˚C).Step 2Combine all the chicken tikka ingredients and marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour.Step 3Skewer the marinated chicken pieces on bamboo skewers, then place them over a baking tray lined with parchment paper, making sure there is space underneath the chicken to help distribute the heat more evenly.Step 4Reserve the chicken tikka marinade for later use.Step 5Bake the chicken skewers for about 15 minutes, until slightly dark brown on the edges and cooked throughout.Step 6Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat, then sauté the onions with the herbs and spices until just browned.Step 7Add in the chopped tomatoes and fry till soft.Step 8Pour in the yogurt, water, and reserved tikka marinade, and mix it well with the vegetables and spices.Step 9Bring the mixture to a boil, add in the chicken and cook for a further 4-5 minutes. Set aside.Step 10In a large pot, assemble your biryani in the following layers: ⅓ rice, ½ chicken curry, ½ caramelised onion, ½ coriander, ⅓ rice, oil, ½ of the saffron-infused water, ½ chicken curry, ⅓ rice, the rest of the saffron-infused water, ½ caramelised onion, and finally top with the remaining coriander.Step 11Simmer the biryani over a low heat for 10 minutes or until all the water is absorbed and the rice and chicken are heated throughout.Step 12Enjoy!