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

Samantha - 16th September 2020

A Lovely dish, easy to make and tasty to eat.

Samantha - 16th September 2020

Absolutely delicious. Slightly burnt the rice on the bottom of the pan in the last step but I actually really enjoyed the little bit of crispiness from it

Lauryn - 13th September 2020

absolutely delish - made it slightly saucier with the yoghurt to go round 3 people better and it was amaze

Lauryn - 13th September 2020

absolutely delish - made it slightly saucier with the yoghurt to go round 3 people better and it was amaze

Tamara - 8th September 2020

So tasty and I will purchase this again.

Tamara - 8th September 2020

So tasty and I will purchase this again.

Chris - 8th September 2020

Faithful flavors - a hit with a child that is anti-sauce!

Chris - 8th September 2020

Faithful flavors - a hit with a child that is anti-sauce!

Kelly - 4th September 2020

Absolutely delicious! Used leftover rice and added extra garlic. My kids loved it too.

Kelly - 4th September 2020

Absolutely delicious! Used leftover rice and added extra garlic. My kids loved it too.

Sarah - 26th August 2020

So tasty! One of my faves!

Joanna - 25th August 2020

Be careful that the rice doesn't stick

Joanna - 25th August 2020

Be careful that the rice doesn't stick

Nicole - 25th August 2020

So impressed at how well this came out and tasted! Was so easy to make. ????????????????

Nicole - 25th August 2020

So impressed at how well this came out and tasted! Was so easy to make. ????????????????

Suzanne - 22nd August 2020

Lovely biryani, although mine looked much paler in colour than in the picture, and came out less dry. However I think I may have overlooked it slightly as lost track of timings. Absolutely delicious though. Will definitely get this one again.

Beth - 21st August 2020

One of the best Currys

Beth - 21st August 2020

One of the best Currys

Kathryn - 17th August 2020

Was ok little bit too hot for me but husband loved it

Julie - 15th August 2020

Absolutely loved it, very tasty & tasted as good as a going to a restaurant.

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