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 for 2 servings:

  • 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 Top Reviews

Maxine - 3rd July 2020

One of the nicest dishes I have tasted. Served with homemade Bombay potatoes. Even though on the SimplyCook website a fellow customer was acerbic in her comments to my review. It would appear she is a biryani expert, my husband and I thought this was a good as a takeaway.

Maxine - 3rd July 2020

One of the nicest dishes I have tasted. Served with homemade Bombay potatoes. Even though on the SimplyCook website a fellow customer was acerbic in her comments to my review. It would appear she is a biryani expert, my husband and I thought this was a good as a takeaway.

Nikki - 2nd July 2020

Yummy

Nikki - 2nd July 2020

Yummy

Jane - 1st July 2020

Bought this a few times really tasty. We also added king prawns to the recipe

Jane - 1st July 2020

Bought this a few times really tasty. We also added king prawns to the recipe

samantha - 1st July 2020

Yummie - definitely in The favourites

samantha - 1st July 2020

Yummie - definitely in The favourites

Sandrine - 9th November 2019

Very tasty and easy to prepare. I thought my rice was overcooked. Definitely use the tip at the top of the card, it was useful to know. Will reorder again!

Jenny - 30th June 2020

Such a perfect midweek treat!

Jenny - 30th June 2020

Such a perfect midweek treat!

Jonathon - 29th June 2020

This is my favourite I absolutely loved this

Nadia - 27th June 2020

Nadia - 27th June 2020

Berenice - 27th June 2020

Loved this. Very moist and flavourful. Next time would add more veg like sweetcorn and peppers.

Dorothy - 23rd June 2020

I didn’t actually get this recipe it was the nasi goreng which was amazing but I would have liked to taste this one

Tomasz - 20th June 2020

One of the best curry's out there. Finished off in the oven as per tip and worked great.

Tomasz - 20th June 2020

One of the best curry's out there. Finished off in the oven as per tip and worked great.

ThiBau - 17th June 2020

Wonderful!

Louise - 15th June 2020

Very yummy

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