5 Essential Biryanis That You Have To Try Before The World Ends
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Biryani is one of those dishes that gives a sense of euphoria in every bite. It is popular worldwide for a valid reason that everyone agrees with. The aromatic long strands of basmati rice when cooked with hearty spices and succulent meats come together to be the most irresistible treats in all over the world. 

While Biryani may not be entirely Indian, the way Indian spices have enhanced its culinary prowess It's a sight to behold. And it's only after entering Indian cuisine that biryani gained worldwide fame. No matter how many times you eat it you can never get bored of it.

From north to south, many regions of India have improvised this recipe countless times with regional ingredients. Each of these recipes is better than the other. Explore the six special biryanis of the Indian subcontinent and experience the royal richness of every dish.

5 Essential Biryanis That Are A Must Try

1) Hyderabadi Biryani

Hyderabad Biryani is an iconic recipe with legendary status among biryani lovers. It tastes so special because of its aromatic ingredients, which give it a sensory feel and tingle the taste buds. It is cooked using the dum method, where the pot is sealed with a roll of dough so the ingredients are smothered in their own steam.

2) Awadhi Mutton Biryani

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Awadhi Mutton Biryani is especially popular in the Awadh region of Uttar Pradesh, which highlights mutton as the star ingredient. This Biryani has a subtle taste that's comparatively less spicy than Hyderabadi biryani and lets you enjoy every flavour that's included. There are also chicken and vegetable versions of this Biryani, but mutton biryani is what you will get when you ask for the traditional version. Lucknowi biryani is the other name of Awadhi Biryani.

3) Malabar Biryani

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Malabar Biryani comes from the coastal regions of Kerala and is made with chicken and coastal regional spices. This recipe is different because it uses Limited ghee and also includes coconut as a special ingredient. It has a mild taste and highlights the aromatic sweet flavour of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom. It is also known as Thalassery biryani.

4) Bombay Biryani

Bombay biryani is distinguished by its Tangy and slightly sweetened taste, which comes from dried plums, kewra essence, and caramelised onions. In this Biryani, lamb or chicken are used interchangeably. Another unique element added to this dish is fried potatoes.

5) Mughlai Biryani

Mughlai Biryani is revered as the treasure of Indian culinary history that brings influences from Turkey, Afghanistan and Persia and melds it with Kashmiri, Punjabi and Deccan ingredients. This biryani has a subtle sweet note and aromatic taste of royal spices like saffron, nutmeg, cardamom, and other spices. It's not very heavily spiced, which brings alive the rich and intense flavour.

These five biryanis have been a mainstay in the world of Indian culinary arts and continue to captivate people with their tantalising aroma and unmatched flavours. While there are a few other biryanis, like Dindigul Biryani, Ambur Biryani, Bhatkali Biryani, and Sindhi Biryani, these five are exceptionally popular all over the world and are a must-try before you die.