Bombay Biryani4.2/5 (BASED ON 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 reviews
Sarah - Feb 15, 2020
Really enjoyed this. 5 star!
Carole - Dec 09, 2019
Fabulous the flavours are amazing
D - Dec 07, 2019
Liked this one. Good flavour
Joan - Dec 04, 2019
One of us liked it more than the other.
Claire - Dec 02, 2019
Maria - Dec 02, 2019
Delicious! Just the right amount of heat and the spices tasted beautifully fresh. One of our favourites.
Chris - Dec 01, 2019
This was a bit spicy, more so than the first time we had it. But it's really yummy.
Jane - Dec 01, 2019
Michelle - Nov 30, 2019
A tad spicier than expected but still really nice.
Tim - Nov 29, 2019
Chicken thigh should probably be replaced with breast. And the massive belts of super aniseed are unnecessary - subtlety is better with that stuff, I always think. Lots of work for not much reward. Although it's not dreadful - just needs a bit of tweaking
Opeyemi - Nov 28, 2019
This was ok but didn’t seem as nice as the one ordered from a takeaway.
Joanne - Nov 22, 2019
Linda - Nov 20, 2019
Very average. All heat and no flavour. Won’t be having it again.
Janice - Nov 18, 2019
Not very nice this dish looked nothing like the picture and was to hot
Allan - Nov 18, 2019
Good amount served 3 easily, would have again
Stuart - Nov 17, 2019
Cracking dish. Really flavoursome. Definitely getting this again.
Hans - Nov 16, 2019
Messed up the instructions.
Chris - Nov 13, 2019
Really nice . Felt like a nice slow cooked biryiani which was a bonus . I added my own ghee and rose water to finish it off tho.
Rebecca - Nov 10, 2019
Bit of an effort to make, didn’t think it was worth the time
Nicola - Nov 10, 2019
Didn’t taste like an biryani I’ve ever had before but was still nice. Won’t order again though
Sandrine - Nov 09, 2019
Spicy, warm, delicious. Very easy to cook. Would order it again.
Sarah - Nov 06, 2019
Ed - Nov 05, 2019
Confusing instructions lead to the rice being mushy and overly saucy but very tasty and would do again.
Jessica - Nov 04, 2019
Thomas - Nov 04, 2019
Nice. Good spice to it and easily cooled down with the yoghurt.
Carol - Nov 04, 2019
I found this rather bland .
Sam - Nov 03, 2019
Zoe - Nov 03, 2019
Mandy - Nov 03, 2019
Rice was lovely and light. Wasn’t a substantial meal.
Zoe - Oct 31, 2019
Nice but my daughter found it too peppery!
Lauren - Oct 31, 2019
I love it but I double the amount of rice otherwise it is too wet
Donna - Oct 29, 2019
Spicy and very tasty
Philip - Oct 29, 2019
I really liked this, made it with Quorn pieces that was a mistake they are not nice. Will use chicken or potato and peas or paneer next time l.
Helen - Oct 26, 2019
Tracy - Oct 26, 2019
Easy and delicious
Alan - Oct 25, 2019
Didn't look anything like the picture, put exactly the correct amount of liquid as stated, it came out very stodgy!!
Patricia - Oct 25, 2019
Really liked it ,yummy
Vicky - Oct 23, 2019
Nice but no spice to it.
Kate - Oct 22, 2019
JENNY - Oct 22, 2019
Too dry and too spicy for me.
Yvonne - Oct 22, 2019
Yvonne - Oct 22, 2019
shelley - Oct 21, 2019
It didn’t taste of much
Jillian - Oct 19, 2019
Really lovely flavour combinations.
Malgorzata - Oct 19, 2019
Very tasty. Loved it.
Anne - Oct 19, 2019
Quite spicy. Very tasty.
Amanda - Oct 19, 2019
Loved this. Very tasty and nice amount of spice but not too hot. Will definitely get again.
Sonia - Oct 18, 2019
I got the card but no spices for this, didn't realise until I'd bought the ingrediates then gone to cook it
Rupinder - Oct 18, 2019
Good but almost too spicy. Couldn’t taste anything else.
Susan - Oct 17, 2019
Absolutely delicious - tasted like authentic Indian restaurant meal!