Biryani is a mixed rice dish from the Iraqi Subcontinent. It made with spices, rice, meat or vegetables.The origin of biryani is uncertain.
The word “Biryani” is derived from Persian Language. One theory is that it originates form “Brinj”, the Persian word for rice. Another theory is that it derived from “briyan” or “beriyan” (to fry or roast).
There are two basic types of biryani, Pakki Biryani – Rice, meat and sauce are cooked separately and then layered in the final stage of cooking. This means that the rice and the meat retain their individual taste and flavoring. The other one known as Kacchi Biryani – Raw meat and rice are both cooked together marinated in yogurt and spices and is placed at the bottom of the cooking pot and the layer of rice is placed over it.
There are many varieties of biryani under the ingredients and regions. Under ingredients: Goat/lamb/mutton Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Fish Biryani, Soya Biryani, Daal Biryani, Egg Biryani, Shrimp Biryani, and Vegetable Biryani. Under regions: Hyderabadi Biryani, Lucknowi Briyani, Ambur Biryani, Bhatkali Biryani, Dindugal Biryani, Sindhi Biryani, Karachi Biryani, Anganan Biryani, Malabar Briyani and so on.
Information Source: Collected from various sites.
Check out few of the varieties of Biryani with step by step pictorial recipes, tried out in my kitchen:
- Anganan Briyani (Mushroom)
- Mushroom Biryani
- Vegetable Biryani
- Soya chunks / Meal maker Biryani
- Tomato Biryani
- Cauliflower Dum Briyani
- Channa Biryani
- Sindhi Biryani (Chicken)
- Malabar Biryani (Fish)
- Donne Briyani (Chicken)
- Ambur Briyani (Chicken)
- Jhinga Biryani (Shrimp/Prawn)
- Minced meat Biryani
- Tamilnadu Duck Briyani
- Anganan Biryani (Chicken)
- Shaiya / Batkali Biryani (Chicken)
- Hyderabadi Biryani (Chicken)
- Dindugal Thalapakatti Biryani (Mutton)
- Fish Dum Briyani
- Mughalai Biryani (Chicken)
- Chettinad Biryani (Chicken) – with VIDEO
- Mutton Biryani with VIDEO – TamilNadu Style
- Kashmiri Biryani (Mutton)
- Andhra Style Biryani (Chicken)
- Malabar Style Biryani (Chicken)
- Chicken Kabsa (Arabian)
- Karachi Biryani (Mutton)
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