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Bombay Chicken Biryani

Its been long since I have posted something. With a new born its really difficult to cook something blog worthy and on top of it take pics and write about it. But finally I said to myself, its enough and decided to give some importance to my blog.
Bombay biryani is a milder version of biryani  and incorporates potatoes in it.


  1. Chicken : 2 lbs ( I used 10 leg pieces but you can use the pieces you desire)
  2. Basmati Rice: 3 cups
  3. Potatoes: 2 large peeled and quartered
  4. Onion: 2 large thinly sliced
  5. Tomato: 2 large diced ( adjust according to the sourness of tomatoes you have )
  6. Ginger garlic paste: 2 tbsp
  7. Yogurt: 1 cup
  8. Bombay Biryani Mix : 1 pack ( I used shan brand)
  9. Oil: 1 cup

Clean the chicken and make sure you drain as much as water possible.
In a bowl mix together yogurt, ginger garlic paste, Biryani mix and marinate the chicken and potatoes in the mix for about 1 hr.
In the mean while in a  pot heat oil and fry onions with a pinch of salt till they turn golden.
Add the tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes are cooked through and oil separates.

Add the marinated chicken and potatoes along with all the marinate into the pot.
Stir fry for 10-15 mins, if required add some water( water would come out of the chicken and the marinate so adjust as required) to the chicken masala, cover and cook till the chicken is tender.
remove the lid and cook at high heat till oil separates from the gravy.

While your chicken is getting ready in a pot boil some water and add 1 tbsp oil to it.
Add about 2 tbsp salt and rice to the boiling water, and cook till the rice is 3/4th cooked.
Remove form heat and drain thoroughly.

Turn on the rice cooker and put it in keep warm mode for few minutes.
Spread half of the rice in the rice cooker pot and pour the chicken curry and top it with rest of the rice.
Close the rice cooker and change the mode to white rice and let it cook the biryani for you.
Once the beeper goes of don't open the lid immediately. Let it sit there for few minutes and then you can open and see how beautiful your biryani has turned out.

Serve it hot with raita or salon and enjoy.
Till then happy blogging.


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