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Bombay Biryani

Bombay Biryani
Prep Time
40 min+1 hour for marinating
Cook Time


Bombay Biryani is a classic South East Asian dish.Shireen Anwar has revealed a simple and delicious recipe of Bombay Biryani for young cooks, that they can easily manage.
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Source:  Shireen Anwer in Masala Mornings at Masala TV Channel
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  • Chicken 750 gm (cut into sixteen pieces)
  • Rice 1/2 kg
  • Salt 1 tsp + 1 tbsp
  • Golden brown Fried onions 1 cup + 1/2 cup
  • Oil 3/4 cup
  • Ginger-garlic paste 3 tsp
  • Yogurt 1 cup
  • All spice powder 1 tsp
  • Chili powder 2 tsp
  • White cumin powder 2 tsp
  • Green chillies 8 (ground)
  • Coriander leaves 1/2 bunch
  • Potatoes 3
  • Whole spices 1 tbsp
  • Green chillies whole 6
  • Yellow food color a pinch
  • Kewra essence 1 tbsp

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Cooking Directions

  1. Marinate the chicken pieces in yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, green chillies, salt, chili powder, cumin powder,all spice powder for 1 hour.

  2. Boil rice with 1 tbsp salt and whole spices till half done.

  3. Peel and cut potatoes in halves.

  4. Fry the potatoes.

  5. Soak in a pinch of yellow food color in two tbsp of water.

  6. Heat oil in a pan, add marinated chicken with 1 cup fried onion and cook till tender.

  7. In a pan layer half of the rice, cover with chicken mixture, then potatoes, 1/2 cup fried onion, chopped coriander and green chillies.

  8. Now layer the remaining rice on top.

  9. Then add yellow color mixture, cover tightly and steam on very low heat for 15 minutes.

  10. When done drizzle kewra essence on top, delicious Bombay Biryani is ready.

  11. Serve with fresh raita and salad.

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