What Is Biryani?
Biryani is a much-loved mixed rice dish of Indian origin. It is traditionally prepared with spices, rice, and meat like lamb or mutton, but chicken, fish, and prawns are also popular choices. Some regional variants also add eggs and other vegetables.
As for biryani's origin, there isn't one agreed-upon story as to how the dish was introduced and popularized in the subcontinent, but all of them agree that the dish most likely originated from West Asia.
How to Make the Best Biryani?
There’s a lot that goes into making the perfect biryani, but this biryani recipe will have you making mouthwateringly good biryani in no time. All you need to do is marinate the chicken, soak and boil some long grain basmati rice, and strain before fully cooked.
Place a Tawa on the stove with a cooking pot on top and add a little oil to the pot's base. Spread the marinated chicken evenly over it with the 75% done rice on top and add crushed fried onions, chopped coriander, mint leaves, saffron strands, saffron food color, and clarified butter/ghee. Cover with foil and lid before cooking on high heat for 10 minutes and simmering for 30 more minutes.
What to Serve with Biryani?
Chicken biryani is best enjoyed with light sides like a salad, yogurt-based raita, and roasted aubergines but can also be paired with unsalted potato chips, papads, sherva, chicken korma, or Punjabi egg curry. You can also serve biryani by itself as it is a balanced and flavorful dish that makes a statement.
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