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:

Basmati rice
large onion
boneless chicken thighs
plain yoghurt
toasted flaked almonds(optional)
pomegranate seeds(optional)

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 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). 


Bombay Biryani Reviews

BASED ON 2230 reviews

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!

Mandy - Jan 22, 2019

Little bland and too dry for us

Claire - Jan 22, 2019

Made it veggie and it was gorgeous

Jayne - Jan 21, 2019

Loved this and will be ordering it again. Just the right hint of spices, and a delicious flavour. I don’t normally like plain yoghurt but it went down well with this. Another favourite!

Andrew - Jan 19, 2019

Very tasty

Sarah - Jan 17, 2019

Made it with prawns, marinated in the garlic paste. Partner thought it was a 4, I thought it was a 5. It's my app so 5 stars!

Laura - Jan 15, 2019


Isabelle - Jan 09, 2019

Was a bit bland, added some spinach to give it some colour

Heidi - Jan 06, 2019

Delicious- one of the best biriyanis I’ve ever cooked. I forgot to buy yogurt so substituted with coconut cream in the curry & it worked.

Lisa - Jan 06, 2019

Love it! Easy and filling Spicy!

Margaret - Dec 29, 2018

Very tasty, cooked onions and chicken a little longer than in the recipe, aroma was amazing, would recommend it

Gavin - Dec 24, 2018

Happy !

Deborah - Dec 21, 2018

My husband loved this I’m not a big fan of rice but I still enjoyed it

Catherine - Dec 20, 2018

My fave

bernard - Dec 17, 2018

Bit soggy, not as good as some of the recipes

Raymond - Dec 14, 2018

One of the few things I order at an Indian restaurant as I don't like spicy food. I made it and threw it all in the bin. Very disappointed that it was so spicy. Others who like spicy food may like.

Angela - Dec 13, 2018

Quick and easy. Lovely flavours, really enjoyed.

Stephanie - Dec 12, 2018

Easy to make and very tasty.

Luke - Dec 11, 2018

Tasty, I used more rice than recommended which worked out well. Would have it again but without the yoghurt. I did the oven method which was nice.

Carole - Dec 10, 2018

Good for a quick Biryani but not as good as a real one!!

Carole - Dec 10, 2018

Good for a quick Biryani but not as good as a real one!!

Nikki - Dec 08, 2018

Delicious, I used lamb instead of chicken

Craig - Dec 08, 2018

Great flavour with a bit of spicy

Sam - Dec 07, 2018

Lovely! Very tasty, slight kick which I liked but the yoghurt tones it down. I used 2 x boil in the bag basmati rice - depending on the size of the bowl/pan I would say you need more rice than it recommends. I cooked it in the oven and it was just lovely. Would easy feed 3-4 people. Only negative is, I bought a lemon as it was in the ingredients list yet there was no mention of it in the method!?

Sue - Dec 06, 2018

Enjoyed this, very mild for me but still tasty

Caroline - Dec 05, 2018

Really big portion sizes, was perfect for dinner the next day too with a blob of yoghurt. Love it

Ian - Dec 05, 2018

Very nice. Use more rice than it says. I used 250 grams of uncle bens microwave rice. Microwave it only for half the time which is 1 minuet.

Steve - Dec 03, 2018

One of our favourites

Shelley - Dec 02, 2018

Gorgeous taste !

Alison - Dec 01, 2018

Great dish, always cook it the longer method in the oven

Anna - Nov 30, 2018

I need more!

Caroline - Nov 27, 2018

Very tasty, does enough for more people too and is delicious reheated with a blob of plain yoghurt

Angela - Nov 25, 2018

Bloody lovely xxx

Hannah - Nov 25, 2018

Nice n spicy!

Della - Nov 23, 2018


Kathryn - Nov 22, 2018

Spices a bit strong for one out of two of us!

Hayley - Nov 19, 2018

A little watery. Could have used more rice

Jennifer - Nov 18, 2018


Chris - Nov 12, 2018

Absolutely lovely.

Emma - Nov 12, 2018

Enough for 3

Annie - Nov 11, 2018



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