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Only for biryani lovers


The world renowned Indian dish, biryani takes time and practice to make but is worth every bit of the effort. Long grained rice flavoured with exotic spices such as safron is layered with  lamb/ mutton, chicken, fish or vegetables cooked in a thick gravy. The dish is then covered, its lid sealed with either dough or normal lid loaded with charcoal and the biryani is cooked on a low flame.


Dum pukht – literally transferred from Persian as “slow oven” in a sealed container loaded with charcoal. This popular method gets back to hundreds of years. It is almost always used to cook meat dishes and almost no water is added, so that the meat cooks in its own juice.

Dum pukht biryani can be made with lamb or chicken. It is not a dish that can be hurried but when it is done you will love it and the wait will have been worthwhile

The aroesomatic aroma of the dum pukht biryani

Spices like cardamom and cinnamon add aroma. Bay leaves, fresh coriander and mint leaves bring the dish to life. Many people also add nuts and dried fruits to dish to encourage another texture and flaovur. Cashew nuts, almonds, raisins and apricots are the most commonly used. For a decorative finish, yellow or orange food coluring is used to dye the rice.

5 Signs – You are in a relationship with Biryani

5 Signs – You are in a relationship with Biryani.

1.It’s a complete meal!

You have got a variety of spices, meat, rice and that freaking beautiful biryani smell that makes it so irresistible. Just thinking about is makes us drool…

2.You want to eat biryani thrice a day

No matter what your friends or colleagues have to say, you will always order a plate of biryani whenever you go out and even carry it in your tiffin. This is because you want to have it in breakfast, lunch and dinner on each day of your life.

3.You can’t tolerate referring to biryani as a pulao

If you hear someone calling biryani as Pulao it is a sin in your personal rule book and you will not forgive him till you let him know the difference between the two.

4.A plate full of biryani is enough to pep you up when you are feeling low.

Biryani is the ultimate comfort food for a true biryani lover and it’s sure to pep him up on his saddest day.

5.Seeing biryani on your dinner table after a long day at work is nothing sort of a dream come true.

If your wife or mother cooks your favourite dish for you and lays it on the dining table after a long day at work you can’t thank her enough.