There’s hardly any person on the face of God’s earth who can resist the sight of a tasty, aromatic and delightful plate of biryani. This heavenly and one of the most beloved dishes is not only popular in Pakistan but all over the world. The beautiful blend of meat, spices, and rice known as baryani was first brought to the subcontinent of India during the Mughal Rule and has made their way into the hearts of the residents since then. The cooking recipe & style of biryani differs from place to place and every biryani recipe is a marvel in itself. This article contains the list of top seven biryani recipes popular in Pakistan.
Sindhi Dum Biryani
Sindhi Dum Biryani is one of the types of biryani that is very popular in India and Pakistan. Sindhi dum biryani recipe surfaced as a combination of Mughal and Iranian cuisine in the kitchen of Nizam, who was the ruler of Hyderabad at that time and it is still known for its exotic flavor and aroma.
Bombay Biryani is one of the most beloved variants of biryani. It originated from the city of Mumbai India which was pronounced Bombay back then. The special feature of the Bombay biryani which separates it from other variants is that it is always spicy and served hot. One more specialty of the Bombay biryani is its tenderness of meat which is achieved by a marinating process of several hours.
Special Murgh Biryani
Special Murgh Biryani recipe is a dish which is prepared for many occasions like weddings and gatherings all over Pakistan. It is a spicy, Punjabi style biryani which is prepared by chicken meat whereas traditional biryani is prepared usually by lamb or mutton. It is made by marinating the chicken in yogurt or tomato paste prior to the cooking process.
Beef Masala Biryani
Arguably the spiciest biryani on our list is the beef masala biryani. This biryani is prepared by marinated and spiced beef which is diced into small pieces and then cooked in rice. Sometimes veal is also used for preparation. Beef masala biryani recipe is said to be a variant of the “biryan” which is an Afghan-style rice dish prepared with lamb meat.
Sindhi Biryani is one of the most beloved recipes from the Sindhi cuisine of Pakistan. The unique features of the Sindhi biryani are that it can be prepared with fish, prawns or shrimps as well as mutton or chicken. Another unique component of the Sindhi biryani is potatoes that are peeled and nicely diced prior to the cooking process.
One of the most innovative biryani recipes that are on the roll right now includes kofta biryani. As the name Kofta Biryani suggests, this delectable rice recipe is made with meatballs prepared by rolling minced meat in the shape of balls and cooking then in rice and spices rather than the use of regular meat chunks. The meat for the meatballs can be chicken or beef as they can be easily prepared.
Finally on our list is the mouth watering bbq biryani. This aromatic and heavenly plateful of biryani is a hybrid of two of Pakistan’s most beloved food items, bbq, and biryani. For the preparation of this delectable biryani recipe, pieces of barbecued chicken are added into an assortment of rice and spices and then steamed for some time. Bbq biryani is becoming the latest trend in restaurants as its delicious taste is loved by foodies of all ages.