Biryani, an evergreen classic, really needs no introduction. It’s aromatic, it’s heavenly and one of the most loved delicacies not just in India but across the globe. Biryani, a brilliantly balanced amalgamation of spices and tangy twists of flavor, sparks craving in everyone. An experience of Indian cuisine is never complete without tasting these legendary famous biryanis in India.
If we had to describe biryani in just one sentence, it would be rice cooked with meat and spices. However, there are many different types of biryani that are cooked in different ways using varied ingredients. Biryani is one dish that is available in the widest variety both in India and abroad.
Biryanis can be classified under two categories – Pakki, wherein cooked meat is coupled with half-cooked rice and further cooked – and Katchi which involves raw mutton pieces, marinated in yogurt and spices, cooked together with uncooked rice. Biryani is a dish that has been improvised upon in many ways. It has also absorbed the local flavours from every region.
Some of the most famous styles of biryani in the different part of the country are;
Hyderbadi biryani is a mixture of the original Mughlai style biryani and the Southern, particularly Andhra cuisine. It is extremely spicy and rich. The delicious Hyderabadi Biryani is made with basmati rice and lamb meat or chicken and serverd with yogurt and onions. Hyderabadi Biryani has two types Kachchi Biryani1 and Pakki Biryani both has its own of making. Hyderabadi Haleem, Mughlai and Kababs are well famous and listed as must have dishes while visiting India.
The Lucknowi Biryani also known as Awadhi Biryani is very much popular in Lucknow and Delhi, originated from the Moghul Cuisine. The Lucknowi biryani has remarkably less amount of spices as compared to the Mughlai variety of biryani. Lucknowi Awadhi Mutton biryani,Lucknowi Mutton Biryani and Lucknowi Murgh Biryani, Lucknowi Chicken Biryani and Dum Gosht Lucknowi Biryani are the most famous types of Awadhi Biryani.
An extension of its Gujarati and Mangalorean cousins, this biryani from the city of dreams in India includes the added flavour of kewra and dried plums, giving it a slightly sweet twist to the enveloping spicy zest. The Bombay biryani is typically sweeter, has more grease and fried onions than other varieties. As each region has some unique ingredients that adds a distinct taste to biryani,Bombay Biryani ingredients are meat, rice, salt, onions, ginger and garlic paste, yogurt and all Indian spices.