List of varieties of Biryani

Biryani (pronounced [bɪr-yaːniː]) is a mixed rice dish from South Asia. It is made with spices, rice and meat or vegetables.
The origin of Biryani is uncertain. In North India, it is traditionally associated with the Mughlai cuisine of Delhi and the Awadhi cuisine of Lucknow; in South India, it is traditionally associated with the Hyderabadi cuisine
The word “biryani” is derived from Persian language. One theory is that it originates from “birinj”, the Persian word for rice.Another theory is that it derives from “biryan” or “beriyan” (to fry or roast 

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Tahari, tehri or tehari is the name given to the vegetarian version of Biryani. It was developed for the Hindu bookkeepers of the Muslim Nawabs.  It is prepared by adding the potatoes to the rice as opposed to the case of traditional Biryani, where the rice is added to the meat. In Kashmir, Tehari is sold as street food. Tehri became more popular during the World War II when the meat prices increased substantially and Potato became the popular substitute in Biryani.

Mutton biryani

Mutton biryani may include goat meat.

Chicken biryani

Chicken biryani is biryani usually with fried chicken or baked chicken.

Pork biryani

Pork biryani uses various parts of pork as the meat in the biryani.

Egg biryani

Same preparation as chicken biryani but with a boiled egg instead of chicken. Sometimes the rice is taken from chicken biryani, and may have chicken flavour in it.

Shrimp biryani

This variety uses shrimp. It is quicker to prepare, as it does not require long hours of complex marinating procedures.

Fish biryani

Fish biryani uses different varieties of fish. It is also known as fish khichdi in Britain.

Daal biryani

Daal biryani offers the addition of daal to the ingredients of biryani. This enhances the nutritional value and fragrance.

Soya biryani

Soya biryani is a popular version of the dish, it is specially popular among the people following a vegetarian diet. In addition to the usual ingredients, this version also includes Soya chunks, which act as a great source of protein.

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