Chicken tikka biriyani is my take on a guilt free biriyani. An easy one pot, low fat yet lip smacking solution to your dieting problems. Simple homemade chicken tikkas and a scrumptious aromatic rice create sheer magic!
Hello hello!! A brand new year, new hopes and plans but the same old me! I want to take this moment to thank each and everyone of you for visiting me last year, for your encouraging comments and so much love. Being a blogger is pretty narcissistic coz at the end of the day you spend all the time talking about yourself. Sadly enough I do the same. Therefore, its especially endearing when I see you guys actually reading my ramblings, feeling where I come from and always letting me know you connect with my dinner stories.
This new year, I don’t have much to say except that I might be changing the recipes a bit. For now, you will definitely see some healthy takes on my usual food, desserts will make a come back on the blog coz little miss sunshine D has come to enjoy them now and I might cut back on the stories. More coz of a lack of time more than anything else, but that’s the plan for now.
Coming to this chicken tikka biriyani, well it happened on New Year Eve and I finally got around to posting it. I think that goes on to say how much I really need to manage time better, right? So, what’s this chicken tikka biriyani you ask? Well, its exactly what it sounds it. Its a dum biriyani with homemade chicken tikka instead of the usual marinated chicken.
As you must know by now, if it was the last day of my life or I was on the death row, I would choose to eat Hyderabadi chicken dum biriyani as my dying wish. if you haven’t had it yet, you are losing out! As I said in my post, “Hyderabadi chicken dum biriyani is a perfect one pot meal of saffron scented Basmati rice, tender succulent chicken cooked on “dum” till everything becomes one tasty pot of heaven!”
Chicken tikka biriyani, an easy one pot guilt-free take on classic that could well be my latest fad that’s bound to last the year.
Sounds alluring? Well, this chicken tikka biriyani is that except its way easier and quicker. For one thing you dont have to fry a gallon of onions or grind a masala with 20 different things or marinate the chicken overnight. The chicken tikka can be made with as many or as little ingredients as you wish. I for one, keep it really simple. 1 handful of pantry staples and you have perfect chicken tikka in no time (well an hour of marination compared to at least overnight marination). Grill for 10 mins and done!
The rice itself is too simple to make. Follow the recipe as is and you will be rewarded with a quick one pot meal that is perfect for weeknights and weekends alike. Whether you are serving this to your family, guests or have a home alone evening planned, this chicken tikka biriyani suits every occasion. The rice is perfectly separated, long grained, fragrant from the whole spices quintessential to Indian cuisine, loaded with birrizza or golden fried onions, some fresh green peas and the succulent, superlative chicken tikka.
Result? Imagine opening up the lid, lifting off that piece of foil and do you what happens??
Give in to that nagging voice inside you that doesn’t let you sleep at night till you finish a task.
Give in to your hopes for others.
Give in to the love in your heart.
Give in to kindness.
Give in to the warrior in you and go win every goal you set for yourself. Most importantly, go own 2017 like a boss!
Wishing everyone the best of everything this year.