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

  • 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 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

Really tasty

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

Family favourite

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!


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