When it comes to fancy dinners, apart from the paraphernalia of delicacies, one that definitely is a must-have in your menu is Biryani. This comforting rice cooked in aromatic and flavourful spices along with tender and succulent meat, vegetables served with either a spicy gravy or chilled raita to the side, Biryani is the definition of comfort food while being a favourite for many. A biryani is your trickshot to make any family get-together or party an instant hit.
Screw this up and everything falls apart. Whether it is a nice place of simple chicken biryani or you’re keeping it vegetarian all the way, there are so many varieties in which a biryani can be served for your guests and family. If you’re looking for some delish classic biryani recipes, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ll start by one of the richest biryanis that we have to offer on this list. This Dum Ghost Biryani uses flavours inspired by Hyderabadi cuisine, just like the Nizams liked. Made with mutton, this biryani has a lengthy preparation process, with a plethora of ingredients, condiments and spices. But the end result is nothing short of amazing.
Your dietary preferences don’t allow you to eat non-veg? Or you’re looking for a more healthier alternative that doesn’t involve the rich basmati rice. Don’t worry, we’ve got a really delish biryani recipe for you that’s perfect for vegetarians. The recipe has replaced the basmati rice with healthy brown pressed rice. It still uses brilliant spices and flavours and replaces the meats with healthy crunchy veggies like carrots, french beans, baby corn and others. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it?
Butter chicken has to be one of the most loved chicken curries out there. This sweet and spicy curry holds a ton of flavours along with the juicy, tender chicken. And what if we told you that you can bring the magic of Butter Chicken into your biryani? With this recipe for Butter Chicken Recipe, you can do just that. Yes, it is as delicious as it sounds, and yes it is very much possible. Tandoori chicken, along with its rich and butter loaded gravy is cooked with the rice till its decadent flavour is infused to result in a combination that’s made in heaven.
If you’re tired of using vegetables or meat and are wanting to shake things off, you could do it with this Mushroom and Baby Corn Biryani. This exotic mushroom recipe is made using basmati rice, button mushrooms as well as sliced baby corn. The addition of these two ingredients adds not only a nice texture but also pairs really well.
If you’re someone who’s following Jainism and are under strict Jain dietary preferences, we’ve got a biryani recipe for you too! This Jain biryani is made without the inclusion of onion, garlic or potatoes and of course no meat. But this recipe is nothing short of delicious. The meat is replaced with tender paneer along with a plethora of veggies and a flavour palette that’s truly exquisite. This recipe is also perfect for consumption during Navratri.
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