Travel Photo of the Day: Biryani

Staff Writer
This traditional dish is popular in many Middle Eastern countries

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

The basic rice recipe lends itself well to variations.

A common dish that you’ll easily find while traveling through the Middle East is biryani, or a mixture of rice (typically basmati), spices, meat, fish, eggs, and vegetables. It is centuries old and is largely believed to have first come from the Mughal Empire, a Persian empire that occupied a large portion of the modern Middle East and India from the 16th to 19th century.

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Today, the dish is remains popular throughout this region and comes in many popular varieties, including Calcutta biryani (rice, meat, potato, and egg) and Kachchi gosht ki biryani (the rice is soaked in yogurt).

Looking for a biryani recipe? Check out ours for wild mushroom biryani!

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