What are the recipes for biryaaniwala spicy Grilled Chicken?

Here's a recipe for a spicy grilled chicken inspired by the flavours often used in Biryani but adapted for a grilled preparation. This recipe combines biryani's aromatic spices with grilled chicken's smokiness.

Biryaniwala Spicy Grilled Chicken Recipe


For the Marinade:

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces (or 4 chicken quarters)
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • Salt to taste

For Basting:

  • 2 tbsp melted butter or olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  1. Prepare the Marinade:
    • In a large bowl, combine the yoghurt, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic paste, ginger paste, and all the spices (garam masala, cumin, coriander, turmeric, red chilli powder, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and salt).
    • Mix well to form a smooth marinade.
  2. Marinate the Chicken:
    • Make deep slashes in the chicken pieces to allow the marinade to penetrate.
    • Rub the marinade all over the chicken pieces, ensuring they are well-coated.
    • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, for the best flavour.
  3. Prepare the Grill:
    • Preheat a charcoal grill to medium-high heat.
    • If using an oven, preheat to 200°C (400°F).
  4. Grill the Chicken:
    • Place the marinated chicken pieces on the grill.
    • Cook for about 20-30 minutes, turning occasionally and basting with melted butter or olive oil mixed with lemon juice.
    • Ensure the chicken is cooked at an internal temperature of at least 75°C (165°F) and has a nice char outside.
    • If using an oven, place the chicken on a baking tray and bake for 30-40 minutes, basting occasionally and turning once halfway through. Finish under the broiler for the last 5 minutes for a charred effect.
  5. Serve:
    • Once the chicken is cooked and charred to your liking, remove it from the grill.
    • Serve hot, garnished with lemon wedges and fresh cilantro or mint leaves.

Serving Suggestions

This spicy grilled chicken pairs well with:

  • Biryani Rice: The aromatic and flavorful rice complements the spicy chicken perfectly.
  • Raita: A cooling yoghurt-based side dish with cucumber, mint, and a pinch of salt to balance the heat.
  • Naan or Roti: Indian bread that can be used to scoop up the chicken and enjoy with the rice.
  • Salad: A fresh salad with onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Enjoy your Biryaaniwala Spicy Grilled Chicken with these delicious accompaniments for a complete and satisfying meal!

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