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Homemade Best Recipe of Bombay Biryani

Homemade Best Recipe of Bombay Biryani

Introducing the flavorsome Bombay Biryani, named after the vibrant city of Mumbai, India’s largest metropolis. Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, shares its fame with Karachi, the largest city in Pakistan. Despite being major rivals, both countries boast a rich culinary heritage with striking similarities. Just like the renowned Hyderabadi Biryani, which is beloved on both sides of the border due to the presence of Hyderabad in each country, Bombay Biryani has also gained widespread popularity. In Pakistani cuisine, Bombay Biryani has amassed a huge fan following, particularly among those who prefer a milder, slightly sweeter taste in their biryanis. Alongside Karachi Biryani, you can also discover the tantalizing flavors of Bombay Biryani in the bustling street food scene of Pakistan. Stay tuned for fascinating insights into the history, recipe, and exquisite taste of Bombay Biryani in the upcoming sections of this blog.



Taste of Bombay Biryani:

I have mentioned a little clue above that this biryani is a little bit sweeter in taste. However, here Iโ€™m going to reveal the reason that why this Biryani has a sweet taste. The reason is in this biryani Recipe Plums and sweet potatoes are its major ingredients that is why this biryani is less spicy or sweeter in taste. I have already mentioned somewhere on this blogging site that Karachi Biryani and Sindhi Biryani are some of the spiciest biryanis in the world. Therefore, people, who donโ€™t like spices prefer Bombay biryani which is very aromatic and yummy in taste.


Recipe of Bombay Biryani:

Bombay Biryani Recipe

The recipe of Bombay biryani is way similar to the recipe of Karachi biryani with a few variations. Perhaps you may find similarities in their ingredients too. But donโ€™t panic, there are lots of different ins in their cooking process. However, for the best Bombay biryani follow the given instructions in the recipe card. Do not worry my recipe for this biryani is very simple and authentic.


Major ingredients for Bombay Biryani:



Ginger Garlic Paste


Black peppers



Mint Leaves

Star anise

Cinnamon Sticks


Cumin Seeds

Shan Bombay Biryani Masala



Green Chillies

Lemon Juice

Basmati Rice


Yellow Food Colour


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Bombay Biryani Special Recipe

May 8, 2021
: 3
: 40 min
: 1 hr
: 1 hr 40 min
: Medium Difficulty Level

Bombay Biryani is one of the famous biryani in the world. Many people from Pakistan as well as from India love to cook this type of biryani to celebrate their happiness. However, to enhance their happiness and give it an extra boom I'm going to give you an authentic and very simple recipe of yummy Bombay biryani. You can easily cook this biryani by the given step by step instructions. Happy cooking!


  • 1 kg Basmati Rice
  • 1 kg Chicken
  • 4 large Potatoes
  • Four Lemons
  • 4 Cloves
  • 6 Green Chillies
  • 4 Onions
  • 6 Green cardamoms
  • Six-Black Cardamom
  • 6 Chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup Dried plums
  • One cup Hot milk
  • 1 cup Oil
  • one Cup Yogurt
  • 1 Bunch of Mint leaves
  • 1 ยฝ tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp coriander powder
  • ยผ tsp Yellow colour
  • 1 tbsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • Salt (To Taste)
  • Step 1 Wash chicken carefully.
  • Step 2 Then, marinate Chicken with 1 cup of yoghurt and 1 ยฝ tbsp ginger-garlic paste.
  • Step 3 Add 2 tbsp coriander.
  • Step 4 Add 1 tbsp chilli powder.
  • Step 5 Then add lemon juice, mint leaves, green chillies, plum.
  • Step 6 Add salt and set aside for 30 minutes.
  • Step 7 Turn on the flame and heat oil in a cooking pan.
  • Step 8 Add onion and fry until it changes colour.
  • Step 9 Separate half of fried onions.
  • Step 10 Then, add marinated chicken into the cooking pan.
  • Step 11 Cook until the water dried.
  • Step 12 Separately, boil potatoes in steam.
  • Step 13 Then cut each potato into 4 pieces and fry in oil.
  • Step 14 Also cut tomatoes in the same manner.
  • Step 15 Fry tomatoes and mix them with fried potatoes.
  • Step 16 Add that mixture into the Cchickenmixture.
  • Step 17 Then boil basmati rice with mint leaves, green chillies, and black peppers.
  • Step 18 Add cloves, salt, and water as required.
  • Step 19 Then, out water and keep aside.
  • Step 20 Take another pan and make a layer of boiled rice.
  • Step 21 Add a layer of chicken gravy.
  • Step 22 Again, top with remaining rice.
  • Step 23 Then, sprinkle the left-over fried onions.
  • Step 24 Add yellow food colour and hot milk.
  • Step 25 Add lemon juice and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Step 26 Yum! Your Bombay Biryani is ready, serve hot.


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