Biryani, a food that takes you to the royal era of Mughals in India.The word “biryani” is an Urdu word and is expected that it originated from the word “birinj” which means rice or “biryan” that means to fry or roast.
It is famous all over the world and even people with very less tolerance for spices, dig into it. It is a dish which we can easily spot nowadays being sold in kilograms in markets and food bazaars.
Its exact origin is still debatable but some say it originated in South India and I hope you all know what state of the south I am talking about. South India has more varieties of biryani than any other part of the subcontinent. .Hyderabadi Biryani is to die for, the aroma of spices, the flavor of freshly marinated chicken or meat and perfectly cooked basmati rice, it is a treat for both eyes and tongue.
Hyderabadi Biryani is basically of 2 types, Kachchi Biryani and Pakki Biryani.The Kachchi biryani is prepared with meat marinated with spices overnight and then soaked in yogurt before cooking. The meat is sandwiched between layers of fragrant long-grained basmati rice and cooked on dum whereas, in Pakki biryani, the meat is marinated for a shorter time, and cooked before being layered with the rice and cooked in a dough-sealed vessel.
Cooking biryani on dum can be a lengthy and tiresome process, but you can use this quick recipe of pressure cooker chicken biryani when you are feeling lazy. The process of making biryani in the pressure cooker is a shortcut method but taste wise you will not find much difference. Still, you want to cook authentic Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani, here’s my recipe of traditional chicken Biryani.
This way you can cook it in very less time without too mush difference in taste.This is a one pot meal and can be had for lunch or dinner.It is usually served to guests at home and you can easily spot it in menus of gatherings.
Boness Chicken Biryani is a dish complete in itself, but with raita and salad as a side makes it even better. Do try this Try my recipe now and get lost in the time of Nizams.For vegetarians, you can replace the chicken with vegetables of your choice or paneer, soya chunks, soya chaap.
If you love biryani recipes and like to try some other interesting ones you may want to try Egg Biryani recipe too. Many other Rice dishes on the blog are Vegetable pulao, Veggie fried rice, Schezwan fried rice.
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