WE TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN OUR HYDERABADI BIRYANI
Welcome to Top Biryani, where our specialty is delicious Biryani created with the ingenuity and passion inspired by the fantastic flavors of Hyderabad itself.
WHAT IS BIRYANI?
Biryani is a classic Indian mixed rice dish that is part of the Indian Mughlai culinary tradition, which traces its roots to central Asian cuisine and a rich fusion with Indian flavors and techniques.
As someone who grew up in a culture where biryani originated, it disappoints me when I see recipes that promise you ease and skip some important steps. Those are actually recipes for pulao (Indian pilaf), which are easier and also tasty but absolutely not the famously tasty biryani.
Recipes that skip these steps will not give you the taste that sets apart biryani for its fame. So you may end up spending the time making the recipe and left wondering why it doesn’t taste like what you had at your favorite Indian restaurant or friend’s place.
It is like you are looking for a classic carrot cake recipe but end up making a carrot muffin or carrot bread. Or you are looking for a pound cake recipe and are led into making an angel food cake.
I am all for innovation, but when you want to retain the authentic taste, you can not make a creme caramel by skipping the caramelization! You can not mix red curry paste and peanut sauce with noodles and call it “pad thai”.
Garam masala is a flavorful Indian spice blend but that can not effectively substitute for a true biryani spice blend. Also, the basic flavors for a classic biryani should include browned onions, cilantro, yogurt, saffron etc.
If you take a fistful of good biryani and throw it on a plate, the rice should scatter as fluffy grains and not clump together. The meat or chicken should be well done, moist with thick juices and traditionally with bone.
This is unlike the Indian pulao which is prepared with all the ingredients together in one dish along the added liquids. Therefore, the mouthfeel and taste are expected to be quite different.
Hyderabadi Biryani, famous authentic Indian delicacy with succulent chicken in layers of fluffy rice, fragrant spices and caramelized onions.
That’s why at Top Biryani, we have perfected the Hyderabadi Biryani. We also have shared our secret recipe so you can make at the comfort of your home.