Biryani, India’s most well-loved Indian rice dish that consists of rice and meat with a robust flavour of spices, was said to originate in Persia and was brought to India by the Mughals. The name of the dish was derived from the Persian word biryan, which means “fried before cooking”. According to legend, the wife of Emperor Shah Jahan visited the army barracks to find the Mughal soldiers looking undernourished. She then asked the chefs to prepare a dish with rice and meat for the soldiers… and the biryani was born.
Today, biryani can be found in many Indian restaurant menus. The bold, complex flavours resulting in a mix of spice-marinated meat and fragrant rice thrown in with a few more spices make biryani an exciting adventure for the palate. Further combine the harmonious blend of flavours with satisfying textures in the soft, fluffy rice and tender, bouncy meat, and you have a perfectly balanced one-dish meal that is tasty, healthy and filling, all at the same time.
Among all versions of biryani dishes, the chicken biryani is the most popular, locally and internationally. Who doesn’t love a dish that includes chicken? Although the cooking process of a dish like this can be quite time-consuming, there are also easy versions of the recipe available all over the Internet that you can do at home, if only to enjoy the taste essence of chicken biryani.
We would recommend that you try chicken biryani first, however, with a restaurant or food establishment that serves authentic Indian recipes, to experience its unique taste and gain a good idea about its flavours for your home cooking.
Try our own freshly home-cooked chicken biryani at Curry Corner for a truly authentic Indian version. We serve the best chicken biryani in Melbourne, and we can attest to that in our many loyal customers who have hailed and kept coming back for to us for this menu item through the years.
Our savoury chicken biryani is served with chicken that has been marinated in our own flavourful blend of spices and slow-cooked with fragrant and additionally spiced basmati (long-grain) rice for a rich and full-bodied combination of taste and textures.
We also offer vegetarian biryani to provide you with other options. The chicken biryani and our other best-selling hot food items like our famous samosas are all available for takeaway, delivery or catering. We promise, once you try our chicken biryani, you’ll surely be coming back for more!
If you are ready to try your own home-cooked version of this dish, we have all the ingredients you will need in our list of grocery items. Browse through our online items and select your choices for easy, one-stop pick-up or delivery. And you if need any assistance, we are more than happy to help you.
At Curry Corner, we are passionate about sharing our knowledge and love for Indian cuisine. Get in touch with us today to experience the vibrant and exciting flavours that have made Indian cuisine an international culinary icon.
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