Bombay Chicken Biryani Recipe

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RIce 1 kg
Chicken 1 kg
Cumin seeds 20 gm
Black pepper 5 gm
Clove 5 gm
Cinnamon 5 gm
Black Cardamom 4
Green Cardamom 4
Chinese Salt 10 gm
Turmeric 1 tsp
Crushed red pepper 20 gm
Yellow color 20 gm
Plum 10
Chaat masala 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Tomatoes 250 gm
Coriander leaves ½ bunch
Mint leaves ½ bunch
Green chilies 20 gm
Ginger Garlic paste 2 tsp
Lemon 2
Yogurt 250 gm
Fried onion 50 gm
Oil 250 ml

How to make Bombay Chicken Biryani


Wash 1 kg rice and soak in water. Then boil rice till 3/4th done.

Heat oil in a pan, add 2 tsp ginger garlic paste and sauté till golden brown. Now add 1 kg chicken and fry well.

Then add cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, black cardamoms, green cardamoms, turmeric, Chinese salt, crushed red pepper, salt, yellow color and yogurt. Mix well.

Add 1 cup of water and cook for a few minutes.

Separately chop 250 gm tomatoes, ½ bunch of coriander leaves and ½ bunch of mint leaves.

In a pan heat a little oil, add chopped tomatoes, coriander and mint leaves. Fry well.

Then add 2 tsp chaat masala and 10 dried plums to it. Fry very well. Also add juice of 2 lemons and mix well.

Spread tomato mixture on top of chicken mixture; now make a layer of boiled rice on top.

Sprinkle 50 gm fried brown onion on top and simmer on low flame till done.

Dish it out, serve with Raita.

Chef Rida Aftab Posted By: Neelam Alam, Sukkar

Bombay Chicken Biryani is a classical biryani recipe which was introduced by Muslim community in Mumbai (Bombay). We are providing you with Bombay Chicken Biryani Recipe by the leading Pakistani Chef Rida Aftab. It's fore sure, you would definitely enjoy the spices of Mumbai.

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Reviews & Comments (31)

Shazia - Karachi Dec 27, 2018
The addition of potatoes in bombay chicken biryani is remarkable. I love to have biryani and try a lot of biryani recipes.
Arsalan - lahore Aug 11, 2018
We are actually from Bombay but we're Muslims so it's hard to find Indian dishes recipes. Thankfully this website has unlimited recipes.
Arsalan - lahore Aug 11, 2018
We are actually from Bombay but we're Muslims so it's hard to find Indian dishes recipes. Thankfully this website has unlimited recipes.
abdul wahab qadri - Karachi Jun 01, 2018
Bombay chicken biryani recipe is the apple of my eye because I always ask my mother to make this recipe for me. It is full of flavor and extremely nutritious so I have just the right excuse to ask her to make me Bombay chicken biryani.
warisha ghanchi - hyderabad Apr 22, 2018
Really this is the best recipe for my family. I made it for them and they liked it very much. It is really a very nice idea. Thank you so much.


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To prepare Bombay Chicken Biryani recipe, rice is boiled until ¾ done. Meat is fried and cooked with onions; yogurt mixed with spices namely red chili, salt, turmeric powder, cinnamon powder, cumin powder, black and green cardamoms. Tomatoes are fried separately with oil and nice spicy tomato gravy is prepared which is added over the chicken cooked with spices. Then boiled rice are layered over the chicken and cooked on very low flame until rice is properly done. Bombay Chicken biryani recipe is served with raita and salad at lunch or dinner. Every Pakistani restaurant has Bombay Chicken Biryani on their menu list. You can prepare restaurant quality Bombay Biryani recipe at home by following this recipe. Bombay Chicken Biryani recipe is spicy and popular variation of biryani. It is consumed by masses across Pakistan especially in Karachi.

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