Achari Tikka Biryani

Recipe Contributed by Made Easy Community Member : Muniza Adnan

Meal type: dinner
  • 10-20 min
  • 15-30 min
  • 6
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For Boiling Rice:

  • 1/2 kg saila rice
  • 2 Tablespoon National Salt
  • 1 Bay Leave
  • 2 Star Spice Badian
  • 1 Cinamon Stick
  • 3 cloves

For Tikka:

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Chicken cut into 12 pieces
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoon Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger Paste
  • 3 tbsp National Crushed Pickle (blended)
  • 1 tsp National Garam Masala powder
  • 4 tbsp National Tikka Masala
  • 4 tbsp yogurt

For Gravy:

  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 3 Onions finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger paste
  • 1 Tablespoon National Crushed Pickle
  • 1 Teaspoon National Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon National Red Chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon National Cumin Powder Roasted and Ground
  • 1 Tablespoon National Coriander Powder
  • 3 Green Chilies Crushed
  • Mix garam masala
  • 8 to 10 potato pieces

For Garnishing:

  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Mint leaves chopped
  • 3 Green Chilies
  • 2 Lemons sliced finely
  • 6 Dried Plums washed


  • Marinate the chicken pieces for at least 2 to 3 hours with the ingredients mentioned in the "For Tikka:" section.
  • Heat 2 Tablespoons oil in a pan and add marinated meat to it.
  • Cover it with a lid and cook over slow heat till tender and dry. Take it out in a plate or bowl and grill it directly on the stove for the barbeque marks.
    • For Gravy

      • Add 1/2 oil to a pan. Add the sliced onion to it. Fry onions in oil till golden brown. Take out the onions and blend them with yogurt into a smooth paste.
      • In the same oil in which we fry the onions, add ginger garlic paste, and then add the blended gravy.
      • Add potatoes.
      • Cook till it is about to dry, and at this stage add all the spices mentioned in the ingredients "For Gravy:" section and the remaining tikka gravy.
      • Cook till the mixture gives off oil and potatoes get tender.
        • Boiling Rice and Assembling

          • Soak the rice in water at least for two hours.
          • In a large pan, boil water with all the spices mentioned in the ingredients "For Boiling Rice:" section. When water comes to a boil add the soaked rice to it. When rice gets tender, strain the rice.
          • In the same pan, you boiled the rice, now drizzle some oil. Make a layer of some rice and then pour prepared gravy over.
          • Mix all the garnish ingredients in a bowl and add 1 tsp National Chat Masala and lemon juice in it and mix. Now layer it on the gravy.
          • Now add the remaining rice. Mix some yellow food color in 2 tbsp of water and put it over rice. Now place tikka pieces on the rice.
          • Burn a little piece of coal over the stove and put it on a foil case or metal bowl.
          • Place this on top of biryani and pour a few drops of oil over it and immediately cover the pan. Open the lid after 5 minutes.
          • Heat 5 tbsp of oil and pour over rice. Cover the lid and leave it over a low heat flame for 20 minutes.
          • Your biryani is ready to eat!