Rema's Longing For Hyderabadi Biryani Can't 'Calm Down'!
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Nigerian singing sensation Divine Ikubor, professionally known by his stage name Rema, has impressed his Indian fans through his concerts across major cities in India. With his chart-topping hit "Calm Down," the trailblazing singer has achieved a remarkable feat as the first Afrobeats artist to reach the #1 spot on US pop radio. Taking his electrifying stage presence to cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad, he captivated a packed audience, igniting their spirits as they swayed and grooved to his iconic tracks, including the infectious beats of "Soundgasm," the vibrant melodies of "Soweto," the irresistible allure of "Ginger Me," and the energetic vibes of "Won Da Mo."

The singer, songwriter, and rapper, in his recent conversation with the Hyderabad Times prior to the show in the city, spoke about his excitement about being in the city. But most of all, he expressed his deep desire to indulge in a plateful of biryani. Well, we don’t blame him! After all, it is not possible to come to Hyderabad and not eat biryani!

It seems like Rema eagerly awaited his forthcoming expedition to the enchanting City of Pearls to experience the culinary wonders that awaited him there. Among the myriad delicacies that beckoned to his taste buds, it was the tantalising allure of biryani that truly set his heart ablaze. He said he’s heard a lot about it and knows he’s in for a treat. Apart from that, Rema also expressed his desire to visit the magnificent Falaknuma Palace. "I have heard a lot about biryani; I can’t wait to try it. I also want to go sightseeing, and visit Falaknuma Palace," said Rema. 

Meaty, aromatic, and absolutely flavourful, biryani, an eternal masterpiece, stands as an unrivalled delicacy that has captivated the hearts and palates of not only those in India but also around the world. This culinary marvel traces its origins to the Mughals, who introduced India to biryani's splendour. Meanwhile, the southern regions of India were introduced to its exquisite allure by the Arabs.

From its early days, biryani flourished in the kitchens of notable Muslim centres scattered throughout the country, including Lucknow, Old Delhi, and Hyderabad. Its exquisite flavours and aroma captured the hearts of food connoisseurs, gradually earning it a place in the hearts and menus of people from all walks of life. Today, biryani has transcended cultural and geographical boundaries, with its sumptuous appeal leaving an indelible mark on the culinary world. Rema’s love for Hyderabadi biryani is proof of the same!

If you are craving biryani just like Rema, we’ve got a great recipe for Hyderabadi biryani right here.