Bombay Chicken Biryani Recipe (Step by Step)

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Mumbai Biryani Recipe in Urdu

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 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.

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.

Today we are going to figure out how to make bombay biryani recipe in Urdu and English with step by step images.

Recipe of bombay biryani is very popular in the whole sub continent - Pakistani, India, Bangladesh and Nepal. The main difference in this biryani is the absence of onions which are generally used as a key ingredient in most of the biryani recipes. The reason for not using onions is to keep biryani moistureless as usage of onions makes biryani wet.
This trick was used to generate the taste of biryani anew, different from common Pakistani biryani recipes. Also potatoes are not included in the main recipe however we have used it just for taste. Additionally, it uses additional ingredients such as plums etc.

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Though, it's ready-made spices such as Shan Bombay biryani masala are available in market but I made each and everything myself and that is the key to get the desired taste.

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  • Ellington, Goricizza E Pozzo

Bombay Chicken Biryani Recipe Its a famous Popular meaty & famous dish.It's very easy It uses lots of ingredients that are the true essence of this biryani.I must try to make at home.This is the most easy way to make in the minimum time you can love dasi style I made it & they really good was really amazing taste.

  • Mehwish, karachi

Bombay biryani is the most delicious biryani recipes that I have ever had. I am very blessed to be able to be old enough to cook on my own. Other else my mother used to never let me touch the kitchen.

  • Saleem, islamabad

It is a wonderful biryani that has an edge due to its taste over other kinds of biryani recipes. It uses lots of ingredients that are the true essence of this biryani. I either prefer sindhi biryani or bombay biryani.

  • Saira, Peshawar

my mom makes biryani of different kinds and one of those biryani is Lucknowi biryani. It is perfect and I always choose it whenever it is cooked at home. I would like to request Ms. Seema to provide a lucknowi biryani in the same way like you have presented this one.

  • Kanwal, Hyderabad