Pakistani Special Chicken Biryani! there is always a Biryani o’clock, somewhere. Alas! I wish this could be my line but it is not. Chicken Biryani is the most preferred and famous dish in Pakistan. Chicken Biryani has its influence from home to restaurants. It is an amazing amalgamation of rice and chicken. When Biryani is made with desi spices, that makes its taste more aromatic and delicious. Chicken Biryani can be cooked with different recipes, that can be variously changed from place to taste. In Pakistan, mostly, Biryani is cooked with all the desi spices like pepper, yoghurt, chillies, cardamoms, and mint leaves etc. Biryani is cooked in gravy style and layered in a huge pot with different garnish ingredients.
However, according to Wikipedia, biryani is originating among the Muslims of the sub-continent. Biryani is famous throughout the Indian sub-continent and all over the world as well. Biryani can also be prepared in other regions as well such as parts of Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Here in Pakistan, though, biryani can be made with different methods and several prominent varieties such as Karachi Biryani, Sindhi Biryani, Bombay Biryani, and Lahore Desi Biryani. But the Pakistani Special Chicken Biryani recipe is a mixer of all these styles. This Biryani recipe can easily be cooked at home even if you are a beginner. This Biryani recipe is exactly what you’d find at a typical Pakistani restaurant or any event.
Taste matters the most, biryani is a well-known dish that needs no introduction. Biryani has different varieties with different tastes. If someone said that biryani has more than 100 varieties, it would not be a lie. Especially, the sequence of adding ingredients in any variety of biryani makes its taste more aromatic. Varieties of rice and its type future add to the variations in the taste. Collectively all this leads to the unique taste of biryani.
Yum! When it comes to describing the taste of biryani, it gets limited to few words like spicy, delicious, aromatic, amazing and lip-smacking. Any type of biryani can be judged by a taste meter. That meter includes taste by smelling, by eyeing, by tasting, and taste of tenderness. If you follow this recipe then you can prepare an amazingly tasty biryani!
KINDS OF BIRYANI:
Biryani is originated in the Mughal Era. Though, no matter when biryani was discovered because this delicacy is the dream food of a lot of people. This dish offers delicious variations and is cooked in different styles to enhance the taste. One will surely amazed to know that there are more than 100 different kinds of biryani. I have mentioned such prominent and well-known kinds with its recipes. Those famous Biryanis are Masala Karachi Biryani, Sindhi Biryani, Chicken Masala Biryani, Bombay Biryani, Chicken Tikka Biryani, Beef Biryani, Mughlai Biryani, and Afghani Biryani.
There are various styles of cooking biryani. However, most of its kinds have the same elements of rice and meat. Masala Karachi Biryani is one of the top delicacies of Karachi, Pakistan. This biryani has an extreme level of fan following all over the world. Karachi Biryani cooked with marinated chicken and boiled rice in a sealed ‘handi’ or pot.
This type of biryani prevailed in the previously known Sindh before partition. But now this is the most famous biryani flavour in Pakistan. Sindhi Biryani is aromatic in taste and this biryani is a treasure because of its yummy flavour and exotic spices. Its main ingredients are rice, meat, and to some extent vegetables.
Chicken Masala Biryani is a portion of well-known street food in Pakistan. Basically, this biryani is for extreme lover of biryani. Its taste is very spicy and delicious. A prominent feature of this type of biryani is its lip sacking and spicy taste. This type of biryani can also be cook with potatoes.
Though Bombay biryani is originally belonging to Bombay; Indian biggest city. But it is also a famous biryani in Pakistani cuisine. Bombay biryani is little sweeter in taste because it includes plums and potatoes in its ingredients. If you do not like so many spices in your biryani then this biryani is perfect for you.
This type of biryani is basically amalgamation of two separate desi dishes, chicken tikka and biryani. However, mixer of these two dishes make this biryani delicious. Like most of other biryani this biryani has same components as I mention in my recipe. If you prefer ‘chatpata’ (spicily) meal like me then this biryani is ideal for you.
This Biryani named after the Mughal Empire of India. This biryani remined us the way in which Mughals use to cooked their dishes. The key factor in this biryani is that the rice is fried in pure (desi) oil before mixing it with meat. Mughlai biryani can be made with any kind of eatable meat. Specific amount of dry fruits future enhances its richness in taste.
This type of biryani is all about dry fruits. This biryani dish is a traditional dish of Afghanistan but now its very popular in Pakistan and other countries. However, one prominent feature of this biryani that this is the healthiest kind of biryani. Huge amount of cashew nuts, almond, and other dry fruit are used in it. That make its taste aromatic and yummy!
BEST PLACES FOR BIRYANI IN PAKISTAN:
Pakistan has its own delicacy and style in foods. Desi food of Pakistan makes its cuisine more pronounced all over the world. It has desi karahis, handis, and even its simple foods like naan and chapati are very delicious. Thus, I have mentioned some famous and ultimate places for best biryanis. Although, biryani experience in Pakistan is unparalleled in case of different kinds with strong spices and juicy meat. If you are planning to give a visit to Pakistan then you definitely must go to such places for treating your taste buds..