A warming rice dish, traditionally cooked in layers of basmati rice and marinated chicken in classic Biryani spices. I’ve taken influence from both sides of the family for this one, but what they agree on is having some cooling raita alongside for a different temperature and texture to help balance out the dish.

Cook our delicious Bombay Biryani in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Bombay Biryani. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Garlic Paste pot, a Biryani Paste pot and a Bombay Spice Mix pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Bombay Biryani in just 30 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Garlic Paste
  • Biryani Paste
  • Bombay Spice Mix

Your shopping list:

160g
Basmati rice
 
1
large onion
 
4
boneless chicken thighs
 
4
tomatoes
 
200g
plain yoghurt
 
1
lemon
 
toasted flaked almonds(optional)
 
pomegranate seeds(optional)
 
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Our 30 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Half cook the rice

    Boil the rice in a large, lidded non-stick saucepan (2/3 filled with water) for just 7-8 mins, then drain and rinse under cold water. Meanwhile, do step 2. 

  • 2.

    Start the curry base

    In a separate pan, fry the onion in oil for 5 mins, or until golden.

    Add the chicken and the GARLIC PASTE and fry for 3 mins.

    Add the BIRYANI PASTE and fry for 2 mins. 

  • 3.

    Add the Bombay spices

    Add the tomatoes to the pan and fry for 2 mins.

    Add the BOMBAY SPICE MIX and fry for 2 more mins.

    Turn the heat down and slowly stir in half of the yoghurt, then cook for 2 mins. 

  • 4.

    Assemble your Biryani in layers

    Rinse out the rice pan and put half of the rice back into it.

    Ladle the chicken curry on top of the rice in the pan, then put the rest of the rice on top of the curry.

    Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook over a medium-low heat for 10-12 mins, or until the rice is done and the chicken is cooked through. 

    TIP - If you have time and prefer to finish it in the oven, layer the rice and chicken curry in a small/medium-sized oven dish instead, then cover with a lid or foil and cook for 20-30 mins at 200C/ 180C fan/ gas 6.

  • 5.

    Serve!

    Serve the Biryani with the rest of the yoghurt mixed with chopped coriander (optional) on the side. Sprinkle the flaked almonds and pomegranate seeds on top (optional). 

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Bombay Biryani Reviews

BASED ON 2579 reviews

Kerri - Apr 24, 2019

Not to bad. Next time think I might give the rice extra 1/2 minutes in the boil

Jenny - Apr 23, 2019

Excellent flavour, easy to make, much wetter than I’ve had biryani before, but delicious non the less. I think a sprinkling of fresh coriander would really lift this

Michelle - Apr 23, 2019

Yum. Really nice. We cooked it in the oven. Will definitely order again!

Susan - Apr 19, 2019

Creamy sauce. Delicious and clean plates all round. Another great dish.

Jane - Apr 18, 2019

Not for me to be fair loved everything else but not this maybe did it wrong but nothing like a biryani

Siobhan - Apr 13, 2019

Added half as much again of main ingredients and had enough for four. Yummy!

Sarah - Apr 13, 2019

A bit weird. Just sauce and rice. Nothing like a biryani

Mandy - Apr 12, 2019

Good flavours but too much rice and too much tomato made it too watery and not Biryani-like.

Sally - Apr 11, 2019

it was nice and spicy With enough taste, I just like a bit more sauce.

Jackie - Apr 10, 2019

Not really to our taste.

David - Apr 06, 2019

Not quite sure on this one. Nice flavour but a bit strong and salty. To be honest I think I could it a bit wrong so will try again.

Emily - Apr 05, 2019

Really delicious and so easy!

Ian - Apr 01, 2019

Lovely dish.

Daryl - Mar 31, 2019

Followed the recipe but can’t seem to get the rice in a dry state.

Wendy - Mar 26, 2019

This is much nicer than we thought it may be. Thought the Husband would moan but even he really enjoyed it!!

Kimberley - Mar 25, 2019

Enjoyed it, but not a favourite

Kimberley - Mar 24, 2019

Enjoyed it

SUSAN - Mar 24, 2019

Too dry for our liking. Tasted ok but wouldn't order again.

Kathryn - Mar 23, 2019

Loved this! The yoghurt cools everything down heat-wise. Really delicious!

Lisa - Mar 22, 2019

One of our favourites!

Michelle - Mar 21, 2019

Gorgeous. Better than a take away

Tunmi - Mar 21, 2019

Really didn’t enjoy this one and wouldn’t recommend had massive and unpleasant bits of spice in it

Liora - Mar 20, 2019

Recipe makes no sense. Later rice then curry then more rice in a pan? Leads to burnt rice.

Jill - Mar 18, 2019

So simple, but really tasty!

Pauline - Mar 16, 2019

Very nice. Will definitely reorder this one.

Karen - Mar 14, 2019

Disappointing

Mary - Mar 14, 2019

Just chicken tika

Jane - Mar 10, 2019

Absolutely lovely, very tasty and so easy to do

Sharon - Mar 06, 2019

Beautiful dish

Liz - Mar 03, 2019

Absolutely delicious. If you really want to cheat, use a pack of Tilda pure basmati rice. Just mix it into the curry and heat,through. I also used chicken breast.

hazel - Mar 02, 2019

I'm not normally a fan of biryani but this was really good ????

Michelle - Mar 02, 2019

Gorgeous

Vicky - Mar 01, 2019

Just a bit faffy, a few pans required!

David - Feb 26, 2019

Tasty

Emma - Feb 24, 2019

Very tasty and easy to cook, only slight annoyance was the app ingredients didn't match that of the paper and some ingredients ended up redundant

Heidi - Feb 23, 2019

This is my favourite. Bought the flaked almonds & pomegranate seeds this time & enjoyed it even more.

Gillian - Feb 22, 2019

Lovely dish

Daisy - Feb 19, 2019

Totally authentic and yummy!!

Angela - Feb 18, 2019

Really nice, kids loved it also added extra veggies

Michelle - Feb 17, 2019

Nice but wouldn’t order again

christina - Feb 13, 2019

favourite of ours

Donna - Feb 12, 2019

Fairly authentic and pretty simple

Susanne - Feb 09, 2019

Whole family enjoy this one, even the OH whose mum was a master at making Biryani and my 7 yr old son who isn’t a massive fan of heat. Will defo order again.

Plum - Feb 08, 2019

One of my favourites. Foolproof. Added okra this time.

Keith - Feb 04, 2019

Very nice, but not the tastiest biryani I have ever had

Jessica - Jan 31, 2019

Delicious ! Very tasty

GEOFFREY - Jan 30, 2019

Super taste

Manishaa - Jan 29, 2019

Loved it! Made enough for 4 people Would have been good if there were some tips on getting the crispy onions you sometimes get on this dish

James - Jan 23, 2019

Really nice. All I’d say is that every mouthful is exactly the same so gets a bit boring after a while.

Jodie - Jan 22, 2019

Flavour resembled a traditional biryani, but I cooked the chicken through before layering with rice (not what the recipe says) so ended up with too much liquid and slop. Would happily have again and actually follow the instructions as it was a good flavour!

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