Authentic and Flavorful Chicken Lahori Tikka Biryani At Home

Chicken Lahori Tikka Biryani

Immerse yourself in the vibrant flavors of Chicken Lahori Tikka Biryani, a culinary masterpiece that promises to transport your taste buds straight to the heart of Lahore. This delectable dish marries the fiery zest of freshly marinated chicken tikka with aromatic and spiced layers of basmati rice, each grain perfectly infused with a bouquet of herbs and spices. As you lift the lid off a steaming pot of Chicken Lahori Tikka Biryani, the air fills with the enticing aroma of mint, saffron, and roasted cumin, hinting at the richness and depth of flavor that awaits. Garnished with fried onions, chopped coriander, and lemon juice, each bite offers a harmonious blend of textures and flavors that are both exhilarating and comforting. Dive into this festive, flavorful experience that not only satisfies your hunger but also enchants your senses, making it impossible to resist the allure of this traditional Lahori feast.

Lahori Tikka Biryani using Zorabian Lahori Tikka

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes,
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes,
Total Time: 45 Minutes


  • 1 packet of Zorabian Chicken Lahori Tikka (500g)
  • Basmati Rice – 250g, soaked
  • Fried Shallots – 12-15, small
  • Mint – 6-7 sprigs, leaves separated
  • Coriander – 1/2 cup, chopped
  • Onion – 1 medium, sliced
  • Bay leaf – 2
  • Star anise – 2
  • Stone Flower – 2
  • Shahi Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon Juice – 1 lemon
  • Dried Plum – 4-5
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Green Chilli – 2 (optional)
  • Saffron – 1 pinch (optional)
  • Salt – to taste

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Begin by taking a deep Kadhai or Handi and emptying out a 500g package of Zorabian Lahori Tikka and spread it out in an even layer.
  2. Squeeze in half a lemon, half of the fried shallots, onion, mint, coriander, and whole green chillies and mix well.
  3. In another pot, bring water to a boil with salt, stone flower, star anise, bay leaf, and shahi jeera.
  4. Once the water is boiling, add the soaked rice to it and boil it till it’s about 70-75% done and drain it.
  5. Layer the rice on top of the chicken tikka mixture and top it off with some plums, leftover shallots, and cashews and raisins fried in ghee.
  6. Cover and cook on high for 5 minutes, and 15 minutes on low heat. Rest for about 10 minutes before opening.
  7. Garnish with some more fried shallots, coriander, and mint.
  8. Enjoy!


  • Textural Delight: The combination of tender, juicy chunks of chicken tikka with fluffy, fragrant rice provides a delightful contrast in textures. The occasional crunch of fried onions or the burst of fresh coriander adds another layer of pleasure to the eating experience.
  • Cultural Experience: Chicken Lahori Tikka Biryani offers a taste of authentic age-old marinated tikka recipe. Eating this dish is like taking a culinary journey to Lahore, known for its vibrant food scene. It’s a way to explore and appreciate cultural diversity through food.
  • Festive and Social: Biryani, by nature, is a festive dish often served during celebrations and gatherings. Lahori Tikka Biryani, with its alluring aroma and enticing presentation, is perfect for social occasions, bringing people together over a shared love for good food.
  • Nutritional Value: Chicken is a great source of lean protein, while the spices used in the biryani such as turmeric, cumin, and coriander have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. When enjoyed in moderation, Chicken Lahori Tikka Biryani can be a fulfilling part of a balanced diet.

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