Tikki Chole' Biryani

For Day 3 we have a Tikki Chole Biryani .Tikki Chole and Chole Chawal  both are popular street dishes from Delhi but I have clubbed them to make an interesting Biryani . I already have two versions of Chole Biryani but this version is a level higher ! Seriously with Tikkis in it , it is super super delicious .

Let me tell you how this Biryani was originated. I was invited by some Home chefs where they had a potluck , I was not supposed to carry anything as I was a guest but well that’s not me. I knew the Chole Biryani is a total hit in any such party , but naturally when you have to present some thing in front of some kind of chefs , you want some thing more than just regular. After giving a lot of thought I felt the addition of Tikki to this would make it more innovative as well as a complete meal.Seriously the dish was a huge surprise for those chefs and they loved it.

The Aaloo tikki is simple to make with boiled potatoes, green chilly and coriander. It does not much of spice , yet a crisp tikki along with the traditional Chole Chawal makes it a meal by itself. The fried green chilly and ginger are pungent but the pomegranate subdues it with it’s mild sweetness. A party dish which your guest wont stop praising.

Tikki Chole' Biryani

Tikki Chole Biryani

Ingrdients

Rice

2 tbsp ghee
2-3 green cardamom
2-3 bay leaves
2-3 cloves
1 small stick cinnamon
11/2 cups basmati or any long grained rice
3 cups water

Chole

300 gms chickpeas
1 potato , cubed
4 onions, sliced
2” piece ginger
2-3 green chillies
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp black salt
1 tsp roasted cumin powder
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
2-3 tea bags
Salt to taste

Spice Mix

2 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp oil
2 bay leaves
1 black cardamom
1 tsp red chilly powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
4 tsp dry mango powder
1 tsp garam masala

Aloo Tikki

4 potatoes , boiled
2-3 green chillies
1 tbsp coriander leaves
Few mint leaves
1/4 tsp shahi jeera
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 slices bread
Salt to taste

Other ingredients

Green chillies
Ginger
Mint leaves
Green Chutney
Fried onions
Pomegranate pearls

 

Rice

Heat ghee in a pan and add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon and cardamoms.
Add rice and roast for 3-4 minutes.
Add water and salt and transfer the rice to a rice cooker.
You could make the rice on stove pot too , but make sure each grain should be separate.

Chole’

Wash and soak the chickpeas overnight .
Add them to pressure cooker .
Add all ingredients under Chole to the pressure cooker and pressure cook for 1 whistle and then simmer for 30 minutes .
Open the cooker once the pressure is released .
Heat oil and ghee in a pan.
Add bay leaf and cardamom.
Add all spices and roast for a few minutes.
As soon as the spices are cooked and they lend a aroma add the mix to the pressure cooker .
Once again pressure Cook the chole for 2 whistles .
Once the pressure is released open the cooker , discard the tea bags .

 Garnish

Slit the green chilly and deep fry.
Cut thin strips of ginger and deep fry.

Assembling the Biryani

Grease a oven proof dish with ghee.
Spread half the rice forming a layer.
Sprinkle fried onion and torn mint leaves.
Spread the channa over the rice layer.
Now spread rest of the rice over the channa.
make tiny holes randomly , pour in ghee so it seeps down .Sprinkle green chutney.
Cover with a foil .
Bake at 180 deg C for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle pomegranate pearls.
Arrange Tikkis , fried onions, fried chillies , fried ginger .

Tikki Chole' Biryani

 

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Amritsari Vadi ki Biryani

Protein Packed Baked Khichri Biryani

Biryani Cake

Print Recipe
Tikki Chole Biryani
Tikki Chole and chole chawal  both are popular street dishes from Delhi but I have clubbed them to make an interesting Biryani
Course Rice
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Hour
Passive Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Course Rice
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Hour
Passive Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Instructions
Rice
  1. Heat ghee in a pan and add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon and cardamoms.
  2. Add rice and roast for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add water and salt and transfer the rice to a rice cooker.
  4. You could make the rice on stove pot too , but make sure each grain should be separate.
Chole’
  1. Wash and soak the chickpeas overnight .
  2. Add them to pressure cooker .
  3. Add all ingredients under Chole to the pressure cooker and pressure cook for 1 whistle and then simmer for 30 minutes .
  4. Open the cooker once the pressure is released .
  5. Heat oil and ghee in a pan.
  6. Add bay leaf and cardamom.
  7. Add all spices and roast for a few minutes.
  8. As soon as the spices are cooked and they lend a aroma add the mix to the pressure cooker .
  9. Once again pressure Cook the chole for 2 whistles .
  10. Once the pressure is released open the cooker , discard the tea bags .
Aloo Tikki
  1. Mash the boiled potatoes .
  2. Pulse the bread slices in a mixer to resemble fine crumbs .
  3. Add all ingredients and mix well .
  4. Pinch out balls to make Tikkis .
  5. Deep fry to a golden.
  6. Keep aside.
Garnish
  1. Slit the green chilly and deep fry.
  2. Cut thin strips of ginger and deep fry.
Assembling the Biryani
  1. Grease a oven proof dish with ghee.
  2. Spread half the rice forming a layer.
  3. Sprinkle fried onion and torn mint leaves.
  4. Spread the channa over the rice layer.
  5. Now spread rest of the rice over the channa.
  6. make tiny holes randomly , pour in ghee so it seeps down .Sprinkle green chutney.Cover with a foil .
  7. Bake at 180 deg C for 15 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle pomegranate pearls.
  9. Arrange Tikkis , fried onions, fried chillies , fried ginger .

15 thoughts on “Tikki Chole’ Biryani”

  1. Wow, such a interesting biryani recipe. This could be a hit in any party . Bookmarked to try, i guess, i already have so many bookmarks from your site itself. You’re coming up with innovative recipe everytime.

  2. That is such an inviting dish Vaishali — tikkis with biyani looks and sounds absolutely amazing. I love adding pomegranate seeds to savory dishes — they add nice sweet crunchiness. Bookmarked!!

  3. I loved all the biriyanis that you’ve posted for this BM, but this one is easily my favorite. I can only imagine how lipsmackingly good this must have tasted. Bookmarked.

  4. I know I have said this before but I am seriously planning to move into your neighborhood. Your dishes are so good ! And you make such elaborate dishes with such ease!! Lovely briyani Vaishali.

  5. I m salivating as I read the recipe! Oh my it looks so rich and royal! Perfect for parties!!
    Presentation is out of the world! light colored rice with the dark tikis and Pomo pearls must be a pleasing sight on the party table!!

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