A Biryani vendor speaks with a customer at Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, India. The story of the classic South Asian dish is a long and colourful one. Photo: Getty Images A Biryani vendor speaks with a customer at Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, India. The story of the classic South Asian dish is a long and colourful one. Photo: Getty Images
A Biryani vendor speaks with a customer at Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, India. The story of the classic South Asian dish is a long and colourful one. Photo: Getty Images

The story of biryani, rice dish for special occasions that unites the people of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

  • Everywhere you go in South Asia, cities have their own version of the spiced meat and rice dish that’s a reminder of their common heritage
  • The perfect biryani is slow cooked to allow the flavours to blend, the meat should be tender and succulent, and every grain of rice separate

Topic |   Food and Drinks
A Biryani vendor speaks with a customer at Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, India. The story of the classic South Asian dish is a long and colourful one. Photo: Getty Images A Biryani vendor speaks with a customer at Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, India. The story of the classic South Asian dish is a long and colourful one. Photo: Getty Images
A Biryani vendor speaks with a customer at Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, India. The story of the classic South Asian dish is a long and colourful one. Photo: Getty Images
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