Bombay Biryani4.3/5 (BASED ON 2579 reviews)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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
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
Mary - Mar 14, 2019
Just chicken tika
Jane - Mar 10, 2019
Absolutely lovely, very tasty and so easy to do
Sharon - Mar 06, 2019
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
Vicky - Mar 01, 2019
Just a bit faffy, a few pans required!
David - Feb 26, 2019
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
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
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!