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.

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.

Pineapples
Biryani, Pineapple

Pineapple Biryani

Ingredients: Raw Rice – 2 cups Pineapple Slices – 6 Lemon Food Colour – a pinch Sugar – 1 cup Milk Maid – 1/2 cup Ghee – 3 tblsp Cardamom Powder – a pinch Method: 1. Grind the pineapples to a smooth paste. 2. Add water and strain well to […]

mushrooms
Biryani, Mushroom, Soya

Mushroom Soya Biryani

Ingredients: Mushrooms – 500 gms Soya Chunks – 1 cup Basmati Rice – 2 cups Onion – 1, sliced Tomatoes – 2, finely chopped Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsp Coriander Leaves – 1/2 cup, finely chopped Mint Leaves – 1/4 cup, finely chopped Green Chillies – 3 Oil – […]

Masala Kuska
Biryani

Masala Kuska

A delicious vegetarian kuska rice popular in South India. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 1 cup Milk – 2 cups Onion – 1, finely chopped Tomato – 1, finely chopped Green Chillies – 3 Mint Leaves – handful, chopped Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp Cinnamon […]

Hyderabad Biryani
Biryani

Hyderabad Veg Biryani

Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 cup Thick Curd – 1 cup Onions – 2, chopped Juice of 1 Lemon Garlic – 10 cloves Potatoes – 1/2 cup, cubed Carrot – 1/2 cup, cubed Chow Chow (Bangalore Kathirikai) – 1/2 cup, cubed Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tblsp Ghee – 1 […]

Makkachola (Corn) Rawa
Biryani

Corn Rava Biryani

Ingredients: Makkachola (Corn) Rawa – 1 cup Dry Corn Kernels – 1/2 cup Tomato Juice – 1/2 cup Bay Leaf – 1/2 inch piece Bay Leaf – 1 Cardamoms – 2 Cloves – 3 Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tblsp Ghee – 2 tblsp Saffron Strands – a pinch, mixed […]

Double Beans Biryani
Beans, Biryani

Double Beans Biryani

Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 cup Double Beans – 1/4 cup, peeled Soy Sauce – 1 tblsp Dry Methi Leaves – 1 tblsp Onions – 1/4 cup, finely chopped Ghee – 2 tblsp Coconut Milk – 2 cups Curry Leaves – few Salt as per taste Dry roast and powder: […]

Paneer Potato Biryani
Biryani, Paneer, Potato

Paneer and Potato Balls Biryani

Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 cup Potatoes – 3, boiled, peeled, mashed Onions – 3, sliced Green Chillies – 2, chopped Rusk – 1/4 cup, powdered Paneer – 1/2 cup, grated Bengal Gram Dal – 3 tblsp Horse Gram – 3 tblsp Moong Dal – 3 tblsp Javvarisi (Sago) – […]

Rainbow Biryani
Biryani, Christmas

Rainbow Biryani

Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 1/2 cup Pachai Payaru (Black Gram), Rajma, Black Chickpeas, White Pattani, Karamani, Horse Gram, Mochai – 1 1/2 cup (all together) Cabbage – 1/2 cup, grated White Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp Asafoetida Powder – 1/2 tsp Clove Powder – 1/4 tsp Cinnamon Powder – […]

Bread Slices
Biryani

Bread Biryani

Ingredients: Basmatic Rice – 1 cup Coconut Milk – 1 1/2 cup Green Peas – 1/4 cup Radish – 1/4 cup, grated Carrot – 1/4 cup, grated Coconut – 1/4 cup, grated Onions – 2, chopped Bread Slices – 4, crusts removed, sliced in small pieces Cashewnuts – 5 Almonds […]

Red Aval/Poha
Biryani

Red Aval Biryani

Ingredients: Red Aval (Poha) – 1 1/2 cups Beans – 1/2 cup, finely chopped Capsicum – 1, chopped Bay Leaf – 1 Onion – 2, chopped Carrot – 2, grated Green Chillies – 3, chopped Cloves – 3 Cardamoms – 3 Green Peas – 2 tblsp Soy Sauce – 2 […]