Hyderabadi biryani

Chicken Biryani Hyderabadi Style

If you were to ask me what my favorite Indian dish is, it would have to be Biryani.  This special one pot dish is a layered rice dish of the Indian subcontinent and it can include any types of meat, fish or vegetables.  India offers so many culinary wonders but most will agree that when it comes to biryanis, Indians unanimously love indulging in this mouth-watering dish. From start to finish, biryanis can be pretty time consuming, so mostly it is served up on special occasions.  Marinated in yogurt and a blend of different spices is key to making this dish moist and beyond flavorful.  On this particular day, there was absolutely no special occasion, just my tastebuds hankering for a good biryani.  So here it is.  Don’t let the long list of ingredients put you off.  Since there’s just my husband and myself, we were able to feast on the leftovers for weeks as I had portioned off meals and stored in the freezer.

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A Happy Blogiversary to me (celebrated with a Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani)

It’s a special occasion, and I’d like to shout it out on the rooftop.  I started blogging about a year ago and today I present to you a Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani dish to celebrate the moment.  I made this special dish on Easter Sunday for the very first time.  I’ve made biryanis before, but I’d never tried the Hyderabadi variety, which is purported to be the best!   Truth be told, I had to look up Hyderabad on the map of India.  I know, shame on me.  I don’t usually try new dishes when we have company, but I just knew that this would be a great hit with our guests.

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