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

Janet - 2nd May 2019

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David - 6th June 2020

Another winner from simply Cook I cooked the rice initially for just 45 minutes so I had a goodbye to it I also finished it off in the oven for 20-minutes really really tasty with a nice little bit of spice

David - 6th June 2020

Another winner from simply Cook I cooked the rice initially for just 45 minutes so I had a goodbye to it I also finished it off in the oven for 20-minutes really really tasty with a nice little bit of spice

Penelope - 5th June 2020

Tasty chicken. Rice probably needed more seasoning.

Annette - 5th June 2020

My absolute favourite. Used chicken and beef for this recipe. Sadly out of stock but will order again if it comes back.

Chi-Wei - 4th June 2020

It’s not bad but I cannot tell it’s actually different from other chicken curry

Philippa - 30th May 2020

Really tasty!! A nice spice.

Philippa - 30th May 2020

Really tasty!! A nice spice.

Lucy - 10th July 2019

One of our favourites

Gaby - 28th May 2020

Really good flavour. Easy to make

Anya - 27th May 2020

Scrumptious

Anya - 27th May 2020

Scrumptious

Carol - 23rd May 2020

That was delicious and so easy too.

Carol - 23rd May 2020

That was delicious and so easy too.

Karen - 23rd May 2020

Absolutely delicious. Had a bit more of a kick than I expected but wasn't overpowering. A new favourite.

Natalie - 22nd May 2020

Smells just like a biryani in goa. Very tasty and served 4

Natalie - 22nd May 2020

Smells just like a biryani in goa. Very tasty and served 4

Louise - 21st May 2020

One of our favourite recipes simply delicious

Louise - 21st May 2020

One of our favourite recipes simply delicious

Jennifer - 2nd July 2019

Amazing

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