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7 Biryanis That Prove India is Undeniably the Biryani Capital of the World

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HolidayIQ Travellers list 10 mouth-watering Indian biryanis you should try.

7 Biryanis That Prove India is Undeniably the Biryani Capital of the World:

  1. Murshidabad (West Bengal)
  2. Vellore (Tamil Nadu)
  3. Hyderabad (Telangana)
  4. Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)
  5. New Delhi (Delhi)
  6. Bhatkal (Karnataka)
  7. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)

1. Murshidabadi Biryani

Murshidabadi Biryani
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Much has been discussed about the biryani from Kolkata, which truly originated in Murshidabad. Murshidabad biryani is known for its richness of spice and flavour. What is unique is the use of potato to substitute half the meat, making the biryani less heavy than its cousins. 

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2. Ambur Biryani

Ambur Biryani
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Ambur Biryani is believed to be created during Nawab of Arcot’s regime. What makes the biryani unique is that unlike Lucknowi, the meat is cooked separately, the rice is parboiled, and then the mixture is cooked further on ‘dum’. 

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3. Hyderabadi Biryani

Hyderabadi Biryani
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The Hyderabadi biryani is has Mughlai and Andhra influences. Hyderabadi biryani is extremely spicy and is considered the richest of all biryanis. The meat is generally marinated overnight in curd and rich spices. What makes the biryani so unique is that the meat and rice are layered in an earthen pot and then cooked in a ‘dum’, sealing the handi with dough.

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4. Biryani From Bhopal

Biryani From Bhopal
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Due to its Mughal influences, Bhopal too is famous for its kebabs and biryanis. The Jameel Hotel near Chatori Gali has given the Mughlai biryani a scrumptious twist. The use of deep brown fried onion slices and the immensely mouth watering mutton pieces cooked in ‘dum’ makes the biryani a favourite among biryani connoisseurs.  

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5. Dum Pukht Biryani

Dum Pukht Biryani
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What makes Imtiaz Qureshi’s biryani world famous is its saffron flavoured eggs, stuffed in fried quails, stuffed in marinated chicken and the chicken stuffed in spiced goat. The goat and the rice are then cooked together with rice spices in a traditional Dum Pukth. 

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6. Bhatkali Biryani

Bhatkali Biryani
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It is made by adding copious amounts of onions to the meat and letting them cook down with the spices and meaty juices until they’re all one mud-brown swamp of unified flavour. Local spices such as cardamom, cloves and cinnamon are used to get the distinct aroma.

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7. Lakhnavi Biryani

Lakhnavi Biryani
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Lucknowi or the Awadhi Biryani is known as the purest form of biryani and ranks top among Biryani lovers. What makes the Lucknowi pukki biryani unique is that both meat and rice are cooked separately, then layered and cooked on ‘dum’. 

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