B is for Beef Biryani
I enjoy trying out dishes that are not the usual food we prepare at home. I had this Beef Biryani at the Persian Grill. This got me curious as I usually see meat as a topping---this dish has a rice topping, meat was underneath. The yellow basmate rice was cooked with saffron. I'm not an expert on biryani but I'd say this was pretty tasty.
Biryani is a set of rice-based foods made with spices, rice (usually basmati) and meat, fish or vegetables. The name derived from the Persian word beryā(n) which means "fried" or "roasted". The spices and condiments used in biryani may include, but are not limited to ghee, nutmeg, mace, pepper, cloves, cardamon, cinnamon, bay leaves, coriander, mint leaves, ginger, onions, and garlic. For a non-vegetarian biryani, the main ingredient that accompanies the spices is the meat—beef, chicken, goat, lamb, fish or shrimp. The dish may be served with dahi chutney or Raita, korma, curry a sour dish of eggplant (brinjal), boiled egg and salad.