Bombay Chicken Biryani Recipe (Step by Step)

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.

See mores recipes:
>> bombay mutton biryani recipe in Urdu here
>> beef biryani recipe with pictures

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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Apr 07, 2020 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.

Nov 14, 2018 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.

Sep 14, 2018 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.

Nov 27, 2017 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.

Nov 20, 2017 Kanwal Hyderabad

Bombay biryani or Mumbai biryani? What is it's actual name? I have heard about people calling it Mumbai biryani that's why I wanted to ask this question. I would like to know more about it and enjoy with my family.

Nov 13, 2017 Shireen Khi

beautiful colorful biryani. I always like foods that are great in appearance and presentation. I also like presentation of Sindhi Biryani, it is also a great one to enjoy at home. thanks for sharing

Nov 06, 2017 Bano Khuzdar

wonderful, it looks great and marvelous and I would love to make this biryani. See at its picture, how lovely it looks and that is the main thing that attracted me. I love to cook such delicious and marvelous foods.

Oct 30, 2017 Sidrah Zaheen Alam Mailsi

It is amazing bombay biryani recipe, I like those biryani recipes which are dedicated to a city such as this bombay biryani, karachi biryani, madrasi biryani and lucknowi biryani.

Oct 24, 2017 Shaista Jhang


Oct 19, 2017 shabirahmed ghotki

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.

Oct 16, 2017 Madiha Lahore

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.

Oct 06, 2017 Anum Hyderabad

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.

Sep 25, 2017 Sima Karachi

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.

Sep 19, 2017 Maria Bahawalpur

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.

Sep 11, 2017 Umme Haroon Gujrat

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.

Sep 07, 2017 Salma Islamabad

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.

Aug 29, 2017 Simran Lucknow

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.

Aug 25, 2017 Ramsha Karachi

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.

Aug 16, 2017 Raziya Baqar Lahore

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.

Jul 30, 2017 Hania Islamabad

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 13, 2016 Abiha Karachi


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