Biryani is the National dish of India, as everyone loves it unanimously in the country. Not just in India, this evergreen classic dish is even popular in different parts of the world, including Jogja.
The mention of biryani can make you hungry at any time – no matter it is morning, noon, or night. For those who cannot live without rice, biryani is a heavenly word. There are various types of biryani, depending on local and hyper-local variations and different cooking styles of people from different regions.
The delicious blend of biryani rice and complex flavours of spices gives a unique aroma to this Indian cuisine. If you’ve ever tasted biryani, you know what the hype is all about. After all, there’s no other dish in the world as royal and richly flavoured as biryani.
What is Biryani?
Biryani is a tasty mixed rice dish that can be enjoyed alone or combined with any Indian curry to enhance its flavour. Biryani is famous throughout the Indian subcontinent and its diaspora.
Preparing biryani masala and cooking this semi-cooked rich dish takes practice and time to make. But the effort put in to make this Indian recipe is worth it.
When the long-grained rice is flavoured with Indian spices.
like saffron, bay leaf, cloves, garam masala, etc. and layered with chicken, lamb, vegetables, or fish dishes with thick gravy, its taste is simply mind-blowing, and cannot be compared to any other recipe in the world.
Who Invented Biryani?
Biryani is known to be invented by Muslims of the Indian subcontinent. However, it came to India very late.
Biryani is derived from the Persian word “Birian” which means “fried before cooking” and “Birinj” that’s the Persian word for rice.