Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Types of biryanis you can just eat

What is a delectable mix of spices and rice, and can be made with chicken, mutton, egg, fish or even vegetables? This is just one single dish, yet it is equivalent to an entire, fulfilling, several-course meal in itself. Believed to have originated in the kitchens of the Muslim Mughal Maharajas, this item is literally fit for a king! No points for guessing; I’m talking about your all-time-favourite biryanis. Considered to be the world’s best and most wholesome one-pot meal, I have yet to come across any non-vegetarian who doesn’t adore this dish.




Types of Biryanis:
Although there is no limit to the types of biryanis you can prepare, here are some of the most common and most widely eaten ones:
·         Hyderabadi Biryani: A royal dish directly from the kitchen of the Nizams, extremely rich flavours and primarily spicy. And would you believe it, the Hyderabadi Biryani comes in 49 different kinds, right from ‘shrimp’ Hyderabadi biryani to even a ‘quail’ Hyderabadi biryani! Hard to believe, especially when we’re used to the typical rice preparation of basmati rice and goat meat…
·         Lucknowi Biryani: Known by various names like Awadhi biryani, Mughlai biryani and even Pakka biryani, this is the actual recipe left behind by the erstwhile Mughal rajas and maharajas. Needs neither an introduction nor a description. A prime delicacy if ever there was one.
·         Ambur Biryani: Ambur, a city in Tamilnadu, has the distinction of more biryani shops per kilometer than any other metropolitan city in the world, leave alone India! Legend has it that this was served for the Carnatic army since it wasn’t very convenient to prepare Indian breads like rotis to cater to so many jawans all at once. And as they say, the legend lives on…
·         Kolkata Biryani: Recession was known in the past as well and it was one of these periods when potato came to be used in biryani along with a little meat as it was relatively cheaper. And this became famous as the Kolkata biryani.
·         Sindhi Biryani: The only biryani which uses yoghurt in large amounts while being cooked. Named after a state in Pakistan where it originated.
I could go on and on, but then my list of biryanis would never end. What’s more, I could even invent a special exclusive biryani recipe of my own! But till that much-awaited day arrives when you’ll be able to try out my extraordinary biryani, you can settle for these Biryani Restaurants to satiate your appetite. Simply Order Food Online and get home delivery from any of these biryani speciality restaurants in Bangalore, Delhi or Mumbai and relish your meal.
Do you know the difference between the two terms – ‘biryani’ and ‘pulao’? I was oblivious of the same until recently. When we say ‘pulao’, it means a dish wherein all the ingredients including the rice, vegetables or chicken/mutton (as the case may be), are cooked all together. Whereas when we talk about biryani, it usually implies that the rice and meat/vegetables are cooked individually in separate pots and once they’re ready, both are brought together and layered, resulting in contrasting flavours which set your taste buds tingling.
And for those of you who spend half your days commuting to and fro from home to office and then again back home, you could order biryanis on the go using the Online Food Ordering Apps of JustEat.in. Dedicated to all biryani lovers like me!
 After having delicious biryani,you do crave for an dessert.So my next post will be a lip smacking dessert which i bet you cant have just one.So let me make it more exciting,guess my next recipe and the first few lucky ones will win dinning voachers which can be used in Mumbai,Delhi & Bangalore.Mail me your answers to anjuman1220@yahoo.com or message me at anjumsrasoi on facebook.
 Hints for guessing the recipe.
Its a frozen dairy dessert.
Contains condensed milk,evaported milk,almonds..
Loved by one and all

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anjumji,
Thanks A TON for sharing such a beautiful recipe (Hyderabadi Dum Biryani), the explanation is so good that we simply need to do as it is said, we have just finished eating it & wanted to thank you from bottom of our heart, God Bless You.
Warmest Regards,
Ashutosh
Pune
Maharashtra
India

Anonymous said...

Anjumji,
Thanks A TON for sharing such a beautiful recipe (Hyderabadi Dum Biryani), the explanation is so good that we simply need to do as it is said, we have just finished eating it & wanted to thank you from bottom of our heart, God Bless You.
Warmest Regards,
Ashutosh
Pune
Maharashtra
India