Biryani

Biryani/ Biriyani or Biriani is an epitome of the Indian Culinary arts and requires no introduction. This one pot meal has satiated the hunger pangs, ranging from normal to weird, for many since centuries. Considering the type of ingredients that go into making it, some might even consider it a balanced meal.

While many may claim it a national treasure, the Biryani, traces its origins to Persia. Biryani is derived from the Persian word “Birian“, which means ‘fried before cooking’ and “Birinj“, the Persian word for rice. It is generally accepted that the Mughals brought the dish to India at the time of their rule. With its humble begins there, it underwent many changes in the royal kitchens, making it one of the reasons for it being associated with royalty. Having said this, it was during Shah Jahan’s rule that Biryani, literally, became a one-pot, wholly nutritious meal for the Mughal Army.

Biryani has always originally been associated with meat, specifically mutton or lamb. Over time, variations have included chicken, fish, prawns and also beef. Chicken and Mutton biryanis are still considered all time favourites and each community has perfected their style of the biryani over centuries. Even today, the most delicious Briyanis are often associated with Muslim communities, many of which have time-tested recipes that have been handed down across generations.

A fan already? Then you must try out our collection of Non Vegetarian Biryani recipes

Mutton Biryani
Baisakhi, Bakrid, Biryani, Mutton and Lamb

Mutton Biryani

The word Biryani is derived from an amalgamation of Persian words “Birian” and “Birinj” which mean “fried before cooking” and “rice”, respectively. Biryani as a dish is widely enjoyed across different countries from centuries. The dish was brought to India by the Mughals and was further modified in the Mughal […]

Chettinad Chicken Biryani
Biryani, Chicken

Chettinad Chicken Biryani

The Biryani is a royal dish which originated in Iran many centuries ago. Basically, the word ‘Biryani’ came from the Persian word ‘birian’ that means ‘fried before cooking’. Biryani is one of the most loved non-vegetarian dishes in India as well and recipes like chicken biryani, mutton biryani, and plain […]

Chicken Biryani
Biryani, Chicken

Chicken Biryani

Depressed? Have some Chicken Biryani. Sad or feeling under the weather?? Have some Chicken Biryani. Happy and excited??? Order a huge bucket of Chicken Biryani. Biryani is the classic food! Some segments would wholeheartedly agree with me. Hence, it is no surprise that the Biryani, especially the Chicken Biryani or […]

mutton ki roast
Biryani, Mutton and Lamb

Mutton Ki Roast

Mutton ki Roast is a an easy to make roasted mutton recipe. If you are a Mutton lover, then this is a must have recipe. The slow cooking of the meat and the aroma of spices transport the genuine lover of this dish to mutton heaven (if there is any […]

Chicken Ishtu
Biryani, Chicken

Chicken Ishtu

Chicken Ishtu (or also known as Chicken Ishtoo) is a quick and easy to make tasty chicken side dish. Typically served with naans or parathas, they are also good with biryani or pulao varieties. The Kerala style Chicken Ishtu uses coconut milk while this version is more popular in North […]

Mutton Biryani with Coconut Milk
Biryani, Mutton and Lamb

Mutton Biryani with Coconut Milk

Mutton Biryani is a very popular dish across India. With numerous regional variations, it is a dish often found in weddings or special occasions. This variation is made with coconut milk and is best served with onion raita. Ingredients: Mutton – 500 gms, chopped Basmati Rice – 500 gms Ghee […]

Chicken Tikka Biryani
Biryani, Chicken

Chicken Tikka Biryani

Chicken Tikka Biryani is a very popular and delicious lunch or dinner dish. Chicken pieces are marinated in a yogurt and spices mixture, grilled and combined with cooked basmati rice. Serve with raita or side dish of choice. Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 500 gms Chicken – 500 gms, boneless, skinless, […]