As the month of June comes to an end, so do the month-long festivities of Ramadan. But no celebration of Eid, the last day of this festive month, is truly complete without delicious foods. From Kebabs to Sheer Korma, from Rezala to Sewai, every household will be adorned with mouth-watering delicacies.
But for every foodie out there, it can get quite confusing as to which food to gorge on. Especially, when it comes to Biryanis, the happiness quotient of every Eid.
As there are several types of recipes prevalent in India, we bring to you a hand-picked selection of the various types of Biryanis to choose from, for this year’s feast.
1. The Mughlai Mutton Biryani – Originated in the shahi bawarchi-khanas of the Mughal emperors, this Biryani is a perfect blend of rich and aromatic spices, that are the trademark of any Mughlai food. Traditional in cooking and taste, this is the Biryani to go for if you’re in the mood to celebrate old-style.
2. The Lucknowi Biryani – A recipe befitting the grandeur and fine tastes of the Nawabs of Awadh, this Biryani is much milder on the spices but just as delicious. If you’re a fan of food that melts in your mouth, this is the recipe to go for.
3. The Hyderabadi Dum Biryani – Straight from the house of the Nizams of Hyderabad, the Dum Biryani is a category by itself, particularly because of the method by which it is prepared. Try it out if you haven’t already, not just for the taste but for the culture it brings with it.
4. The Malabar style Biryani – Born in God’s own country, Kerala, the Malabar style Biryani brings with it an aromatic sweetness that gets enhanced when served on a banana leaf. This recipe gets its zing from the rich taste of coconuts and spices grown in the southern part of the country.
5. The Kolkata Biryani – Improvised from its Lucknowi cousin, this Biryani is much lighter in spices and is the only Biryani that comes with the stuffing of mashed potatoes. Two great things coming together. What could be better, right?
6. The Sindhi Biryani – Even though Sindh may not be part of India anymore, but the Sindhi Biryani will always be a part of our cuisine. If gorging on vegetables along with rice if your calling, this is the recipe for you.
7. The Prawn Biryani – The coastal innovation of this age-old classic, the prawn Biryani is one that makes for a very different Eid recipe. Made popularly in the coastal regions of our country, this recipe is one that is sure to give your taste buds a treat like never before.