Biryani is considered a Mughlai Crowned dish that has its origins in the Royal Courts of the Sub Continent. It is a dish which has taken the heart of Muslims, Hindus, Middle Easterners and even Europeans. For Me Biryani has always been a happy meal. Being a food fanatic, I always try to explore the traditional tastes of any dish in its most local place.
My love affair with Biryani began at an early age even before my education did. The first time I had the golden ‘Aloo wali biryani’ was at my Uncle’s house. The aroma and taste of that biryani still lingers to this day. It was pure joy, as I ate as much as my little stomach could hold. That marks the start of my love for the dish that continues to grow to this day. AND ALOO IS A MUST.
The key indicators that make up a good plate of biryani are a balance of spice, aroma, texture, and a healthy serving. A lot of variations of biryani exist today such as Bombay Biryani, Sindhi Biryani, Lucknow Biryani etc. My ideal version of a good biryani has always been close to Sindhi Biryani, which has a mild taste infused with strong spices served with yogurt. It has a mood lifting taste that cannot be rivalled by a traditional mellow biryani. Here’s an amazing biryani recipe by Made Easy that all biryani lovers must try.
Biryani was once a royal dish served in Mughal courts, while the palaces do not exists anymore, it still does. It rules the hearts of many food lovers. It has spread from streets to lunch boxes and continues its march into the kitchen of the most modern coinsures.
My passion for a good plate of biryani served with green mint chutney (sauce) cannot be compared to any other dish in the culture. It has cured my mood, my appetite and been a part of memories with my friends and family. Eating biryani with my father after school time is a memory, I hold close to my heart even to this day.
My love for a well-made biryani has been constant and it has not changed through my childhood to having children. I have tasted different variations of biryani in many parts of the world, and I have loved each one in it’s own way. Biryani will always be art to me, a story book, an expectation. It will always remind me that food has the power to change our mood and energy. That a good aromatic plate of biryani is always a happy sight!