Bombay Chicken Biryani Recipe (Step by Step)

Mumbai Biryani Recipe in Urdu

Tags : Bombay Chicken Biryani Recipe Bombay Biryani Masala Recipe

bombay biryani
mumbai biryani - step one
Add plum and ginger paste to chicken and fry until it turns brown

mumbai biryani recipe
Roast salt, red chilies, black cumin, coriander powder and all spice powder

bombay chicken biryani recipe
Beat yogurt well and mix

mumbai biryani recipe
Add boiled potatoes

how to make bombay biryani
Place for steam cooking (dam). When oil comes up, masala is ready

mumbai biryani step 6
Boil rice. When one kanni remains, put them in strainer

mumbai biryani step 7
Make rice layer in an open saucepan

mumbai biryani step 8
Make layer of spice (masala)

mumbai biryani step 9
Slice lemons and tomatoes in round shape and make a layer

mumbai biryaani step 10
Slice lemons and tomatoes in round shape and make a layer

mumbai biryani step 11
Spread boiled rice

bombay biryani step 12
Add biryani essence

bombay biryani step 13
Add yellow food coloring to milk and pour on rice. Then steam cook (dam).

mumbai biryani step 14
When rice are fully cooked, biryani is ready.

bombay biryani banane ki tarkeeb

Method of Making Bombay Biryani


  • Chicken: 1 kg
  • Rice: 1 kg
  • Tomatoes: 4 pcs
  • Lemons: 4 pcs
  • Ginger Garlic: 2 tablespoons
  • Green Chilies: 6 pcs
  • Mint Leaves: 1 cup
  • Cloves: 6 pcs
  • Green Cardamom: 6 pcs
  • Black Pepper: 8 peppercorns
  • Plums: 15 pcs
  • Salt: as per taste
  • Red Pepper: 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder: 1 tbsp
  • Black Cumin: 1 tbsp
  • Yogurt: 1 cup
  • Yellow Food Coloring: small amount/as you like
  • Milk: 1/4 cup
  • Biryani Essence: 1 tsp



  1. Add plums, ginger garlic paste to chicken and fry in oil until it turns brown. Then add salt, red chili, coriander powder, whole all spice powder and roast well. Then beat yogurt well. Spices are ready.
  2. Add salt to rice and boil, then place a layer of boiled rice in the pan, then make layer of spice, then layer of lemons and tomatoes and then spread rest of the rice.
  3. Add biryani essence, then add milk with yellow food coloring and pour on the rice. Place for dam (steam cook).
  4. When rice are cooked fully, Mumbai biryani is ready.

This bombay biryani recipe was presented by; best biryani in Pakistani and Indian region. Bombay biryani features use of additional ingredients such as plum, ginger garlic paste, sliced lemon etc. These ingredients allow us a superb taste of biryani.
So try the recipe, enjoy and come here back to tell us your opinin.

zoom effect

By Seema Aleem In Step By Step Recipes 12 Comments 29825 Views 28 Aug 2015

  • About the Author: Seema Aleem

    Seema Aleem, I am house wife and love cooking and home decoration. I make traditional and intercontinental recipes and also try new dishes. My family and friends are liked my cooking dishes very much and appreciate a lot. I got many cooking certificates from famous cooking institutes and still try to learn... View More

 Add New Comment

  • Madiha - Lahore Oct 16, 2017

    My name is Madiha, I live in Lahore I love desi foods a lot. I make multiple kinds of biryani, korma, karahi and nihari. Last time I made Sindhi Biryani so this time I decided to make Bombay Biryani.

  • Anum - Hyderabad Oct 06, 2017

    Today is Friday and every Friday I enjoy some rice foods such as yakhni pulao, daal chawal, chicken biryani. Bombay biryani is also made with chicken but spices are different so I think I should try it next Friday.

  • Sima - Karachi Sep 25, 2017

    hmm, it's very beautiful, amazing and colorful biryani. It uses many spices I see. Plums, coriander powder, tomatoes etc and others. It must be very tasty. I have heard lots of good feedback about bombay biryani therefore I thought I must try it.

  • Maria - Bahawalpur Sep 19, 2017

    bombay biryani is very tasty and spicy. I love spicy foods always and that's why I choose the spiciest recipe from that kind of foods. Bombay biryani is a spicy one, red chicken karahi and this is the way of my choosing foods.

  • Umme Haroon - Gujrat Sep 11, 2017

    Bombay biryani is my favorite biryani and I have loved it always to eat in my meals. It has no match at all. The 2nd biryani I choose to eat is sindhi biryani and then the normal beef biryani.

  • Salma - Islamabad Sep 07, 2017

    I will make this Bombay biryani and I will replace chicken with beef. As a general notion, beef biryani is proven tastier than any other kinds of recipes plus Bombay special biryani is always the best.

  • Simran - Lucknow Aug 29, 2017

    Bombai biryani is a very delicious chicken biryani , I always like these kinds of biryani recipes such as bumbai, sindhi and hyderabadi biryani. I will make this time with the help of your recipe with pictures.

  • Ramsha - Karachi Aug 25, 2017

    Wow I wanted to make a biryani that has no match, I searched on the interent, there were dozens of biryani recipes. After going through several recipes, I found that the recipe at kfoods is the best. So I decided to go with it . Rice are boiling and I am writing my opinion here.

  • Raziya Baqar - Lahore Aug 16, 2017

    This biryani has really an amazing taste as I made different kinds of biryani recipes but I found that bombay biryani has a real great taste. It has no match at all. The ingredients used in this biryani are entirely different. This is undoubtedly one of the top most biryani recipes. I recommend enjoying it at home, it is made with chicken. I will check if we can make a beef biryani with bombay style.

  • Hania - Islamabad Jul 30, 2017

    I have tried and eaten many kinds of biryani but finally I agreed that only two types of biryani are to consider. 1st is sindhi biryani recipe and second is bombay biryani recipe. I would make the biryani lunch next time with your given recipe.

  • Abiha - Karachi Dec 13, 2016

    Bombay or Mumbai, whatever, it is the tastiest face of biryani. I don't know where is it available in Karachi therefore I liked to cook it myself. I search recipes on your website and always get amazing recipes to cook. Ty

  • - Dec 17, 2015