As a general rule I try to post simple recipes that don’t have a huge list of fancy ingredients you need to source from all over before you can make it. This recipe does have a longer than usual list of ingredients but a lot of them you will either have in the store cupboard or can easily pick up from the supermarket so don’t be put off.
Biryani is a personal favourite of mine and my local Indian restaurant has a option to have this gluten and dairy free. It has been on my list of things I wanted to develop a recipe for and I finally got round to it.
Biryani is derived from the Persian word Birian, which means ‘fried before cooking’ and Birinj, the Persian word for rice. There are a number of interesting theories/legends on how the dish managed to make its way from Persia to India.