Monday, January 21, 2013


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.


Gemma Wiseman said...

So adore rice based foods! This looks totally yummy! And such golden yellow rice! Beautifully presented!

carol l mckenna said...

Great shot for both blogs MMY and ABC ^_^

(A Creative Harbor)

Liz said...

Sarap! Have a fabulous week!

Liz (mlc)
Liz (yacb)

lina@home sweet home said...

Looks pretty and yummy.
I've ever try this dish too, at a Middle East themed restaurant.
I like its rich taste.

You're right Luna, that's me :)

mrsnesbitt said...

I LOVE vegetable biryani infact we had some only a week ago. Tonight I am cooking a chicken curry and will be adding LOTS of vegetables. Awesome. I am hungry now.

ABC Team

Roger Owen Green said...

I've had this - delicious!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Anonymous said...

that's looks so yummy.

we had biryani every single day in india. not one of them is colored yellow, although i also eat at persian restos and they do have yellow rice.

biryani has a lot of varieties, depends on who is cooking and where you are. i've had very mild to very hot variety. i love rice.

photowannabe said...

This makes me hungry just looking at it.

Jori said...

This looks SO delish!

Jama said...

I love briyani!