Unsurpassed Biryani – exotic, rich AND actually quite healthy.
I think it’s about time you lot had something good to eat again. I thought we’d have an exotic epicurean experience today (foreign nosh – for my erudite reader). Well it is exotic, unless you happen to live in or near India, Indonesia, Iran. I’m not sure about you, but I’ve had Biryanis from take-away joints and in restaurants – and despite my shameful bias – this recipe beats anything I’ve tasted from a commercial enterprise to date.
Although some historians attribute the origin if the Biryani to the Persians, we know the word is derived from the Farsi word ‘Birian’. As the dish made its circuitous way to India, during the 1800s and 1900s, it passed through several regions, giving rise to such dishes as the Lucknow, Calcutta, Hyderabadi and Arcot Biryanis, to name but a few.
The Biryani also travelled to South Africa (you’ll be pleased to know)…
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