Traditional Biryani


Curry kits with a Persian influence by Mazzeh Spice

4 in stock


Most food historians agree that Biryani originated in Persia, before being adopted in South Asia. It is a rice dish infused with spices and cooked with chicken, meat or vegetables.

This recipe is, of course, the traditional family recipe and, as with most of the spice mixes, the flavours are different to those you would get from Biryani cooked from an Indian recipe book or restaurant.

As a suggestion, enjoy biryani served with Parsi  Dahl or simply with plain yogurt mixed with some mint sauce.

(*Please note the contents of the pack when purchased are suitable for vegans. Cooking instructions provided below are a guide and the Producer may recommend additional ingredients which may not be suitable. Non dairy and meat alternatives are just as tasty.)

Serves 4


  1. Soak approximately 300g of basmati rice for 15 minutes.
  2. Lightly fry the contents of the spice kit in one tablespoon of ghee (or oil) for one minute.
  3. Add approximately 500g of chicken or meat and brown with the spices.
  4. Stir in approximately 150g of chopped tomatoes.
  5. Add the rice to the spices after draining the water.
  6. Add approximately 800ml of hot water, cover and simmer gently until the water evaporates and the rice and chicken are cooked.

Vegetarian option

Replace the chicken with your choice of vegetables and add during step 4.

Additional information

Weight 0.100 kg
Country of Origin

Produced in the UK (Sourced from Chester-Le-Street)

Miles travelled to get to us



Onion (with WHEAT), garlic, coriander, ginger, garam masala, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, cardamom pod, turmeric, pepper, salt, bay leaf, cloves, chilli, saffron.

Allergens: see ingredients in bold.

This product does not contain nuts. However, nuts are handled in the same kitchen and therefore it is not guaranteed that the ingredients are totally free of traces.


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