HIstory of biryani
Biryani encompasses a heritage of classical south asian cuisine. It’s complexity and skill to produce makes it one of the fine delicacies of our time.
Originally it was invented during the Mughal empire. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s queen Mutaz Mahal is reportedly thought to have inspired this dish in 1600’s.
On a visit to her soldier battalion barracks she found the soldiers heavily undernourished. She requested the chef to prepare something that combined both meat and rice and provided a balance of rich nutrition and protein. What the chef created was Biryani.