Saturday, December 02, 2006

Biryani Feast...


When it comes to cooking Biryani at my house, preparations take hours and done systematically like a ceremonial event. This preparation is Pakki Yakhni style.

Biryani is a rice dish from the Indian Subcontinent made from a mixture of spices, basmati rice, meat/vegetables and yogurt. There are many kind of biryanis and each kind has a uniqueness about it. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from East India to West India, there are different varieties of the dish. It can be considered a casserole dish, as the ingredients are ideally cooked together in the final phase and is time-consuming to prepare. Refer..

The spices and condiments used in biryani are what primarily contribute to the taste; these are generally cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves, coriander and mint leaves, apart from ghee, ginger, onions, garlic and yoghurt. The premium varieties include saffron. For a non-vegetarian biryani, the main ingredient that accompanies the spices is the meat—chicken, goat, lamb or sometimes beef, though vegetable biryani varieties are also popular. The dish is served with raita, korma, curry ....
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7 comments:

Ravi Sat Dec 02, 09:53:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Pakki or Kacchi, give me biryani anyday!

Anonymous Sat Dec 02, 02:04:00 PM GMT+5:30  

enough, enough with the description,its torture! The look of the end result, the hard work must have been worth it

Rajesh Dangi Sat Dec 02, 09:43:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Thanks Ravi, sure..

Kris > thanks for the feedback, will work on it! ;-)

Arun Sat Dec 02, 10:23:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Damn, that biryani looks real good!

J. Andrew Lockhart Sun Dec 03, 08:13:00 AM GMT+5:30  

looks wonderful ---

Anonymous Thu Dec 07, 01:58:00 AM GMT+5:30  

I'll take the veggie biryani, thanks!
Extra Coriander on mine as well. :)

Anonymous Thu Dec 14, 02:06:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Raj, that photo makes me hungry!!! I love biryani!!!