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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.
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. The Biryani and Pulao are vastly different in one main aspect – the Gravy. Biryanis have a thicker and spicer gravy and have layers of meat and rice, the pulao is mildly spiced with rice cooked together along with meat and vegetables.
A fan already? Then you must try out our collection of Vegetarian Biryani recipes.
A flavourful, delicious and simple biryani with methi leaves. Ideal for lunch or dinner and […]
A spicy and tangy delicious biryani with rajma (red kidney beans). Ideal for lunch or […]
This delicious Chettinad style Mushroom Biryan is a great lunchtime/dinner dish ideal for any occasion. […]
Kuska Biryani is made with only tomatoes and onion without any other vegetables.
This delicious and nutritious biryani made with broccoli is a suited for any occasion – […]
A delicious and flavourful vegetarian biryani dish with tofu, onions, tomatoes in a spicy yogurt […]
A healthy and tasty biryani that kids would love too. Makes a good lunch or […]
A delicious and simple to make Biryani with peas, potatoes, onions and spices. Best served […]
A simple and delicious Biryani made with Poha (Aval). Serve with papads. Ingredients: Aval (Poha) […]
Simple and delicious Biryani. Serve with raita or as it is. Ingredients: Basmati Rice – […]
Kabuli Chana Biryani
Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 2 cups Sprouted Green Gram – 1 cup Ginger Garlic Paste […]
Ingredients: Raw Rice – 1 cup Chickpeas – 1/4 cup, soaked Soya Chunks (Meal Maker) […]
Ingredients: Raw Rice – 2 cups Mint Leaves – 1 small bunch, chopped Coriander Leaves […]
Ingredients: Plain Noodles – 2 cups Onions – 1/3 cup, finely chopped Carrots – 1/3 […]
Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 2 cups Mango – 1, ripened (preferably Kili Mooku Mango) Roasted […]
Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 2 cups Masala Cashew Nuts – 15 to 20 (available readymade) […]
Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 cup Ghee – 2 tblsp Cashewnuts – 2 tblsp Raisins […]
Ingredients: Raw Rice – 2 cups Pineapple Slices – 6 Lemon Food Colour – a […]
Ingredients: Mushrooms – 500 gms Soya Chunks – 1 cup Basmati Rice – 2 cups […]
A delicious vegetarian kuska rice popular in South India. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 1 cup […]
Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 cup Thick Curd – 1 cup Onions – 2, chopped […]
Ingredients: Makkachola (Corn) Rawa – 1 cup Dry Corn Kernels – 1/2 cup Tomato Juice […]
Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 cup Double Beans – 1/4 cup, peeled Soy Sauce – […]
Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 cup Potatoes – 3, boiled, peeled, mashed Onions – 3, […]
Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 1/2 cup Pachai Payaru (Black Gram), Rajma, Black Chickpeas, White […]
Ingredients: Basmatic Rice – 1 cup Coconut Milk – 1 1/2 cup Green Peas – […]
Ingredients: Red Aval (Poha) – 1 1/2 cups Beans – 1/2 cup, finely chopped Capsicum […]
Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 cup, cooked Masala Peanuts – 1 cup Roasted Peanuts – […]