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Kashmiri Biryani -Erakina

Published Date : July 22, 2022

Kashmiri biryani is a regal culinary masterpiece that was developed in the royal kitchens of Nawabs and Rajas. Biryani is usually a crowd favourite, and this version, with its rich and smooth texture, powerful flavours, and eye-catching colour, is suited for special events. The rice takes on a divine flavour after being engulfed with flavorful chicken, delicate veggies, and a multitude of nuts. Everyone should give it a try.

The Kashmiri Biryani

A closer view of the Kashmiri biryani with the  lamb

A masterpiece of Kashmir : Kashmiri Biryani 

Biryani is a popular rice dish that originated among the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent. It is also cooked in other parts of the world, with a variety of variations using chicken, goat, beef, prawns, fish, vegetables, or eggs. There are many different regional and familial recipes, all of which include a lot of spices, the meat of some sort, and, of course, rice. Although the recipe appears to be difficult at first glance, it is not, and it may easily be altered for use in a slow cooker or pressure cooker. It is incredibly tasty, aromatic, and unusual.

The Kashmiri Biryani is considered to be one of the best biryani in India. It has a distinct flavour profile of Kashmiri spices and Dahi. It is served fresh with a variety of curries or raita, or simply with onions and lemons to add a sour note. You will enjoy eating Biryani with your family for lunch or dinner.

Authentic Kashmiri biryani is distinguished by the absence of onion, meat, or garlic, as well as the presence of asafoetida, vegetables, and dry fruits. In comparison to my typical biryani recipe, this one was quite different. Fruits, nuts, and milk are added to Kashmiri biryani to make it rich and exquisite. The flavour of this biryani will blow you away as it has a very mild but delectable flavour.It was first introduced by Kashmiri Pandits, or Muslim nawabs’ Hindu bookkeepers.

The Kashmiri Biryani

The vegetarian Kashmiri biryani with mint chutney and lemons lying beside a wooden mat on a table

Full of flavour and aroma, Kashmiri biryani is one of the most sought-after Muslim festive foods served on the occasion of Bakri Id across the subcontinent. The magnificent spices native to India’s Jammu and Kashmir area, which are utilised in the preparation of this variety of Biryani, give it a soul-satiating flavour, which explains its name. Though Biryani is today a popular dish in Indian cuisine, its origins may be traced back to Iran, when it was brought to the subcontinent by traders and merchants.

The sweetness of saffron and fruits, the gentle heat of spices, the sour cinnamon and tempered onions, crisp cashews and almonds, minty cardamom, and the bitterness of jeera combine to create a delicious dish. Much like Kashmir’s natural splendour, its cuisine is a true representation of the region’s rich gastronomic heritage.

The Kashmiri Biryani

 The Kashmiri Biryani with mixed nuts and fruits served on the occasion of Id

Simran Jain 

13 June 2022

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