Taste all the mouth-watering facets of biryani at the Delhi Airport Biryani Festival - 5thFebruary onwards
The love of food in all its delicious avatars is something that has united Indians for millennia. Every region has its own cuisine, all of which are loved across the nation. But there is one dish that has transcended these boundaries of region to embed itself into the heart of every region's cuisine.
That dish is of course, the mixture of rice, spices and meat (and sometimes vegetables) which we all know and love asbiryani. It has found its way into the cuisines of every corner of India. Each region has managed to givebiryaniits own twist, completely changing the flavour profile but the keeping the soul of the dish intact.
From the very north of the country, comes the Kashmiribiryani. The addition ofheengor asafoetida is what makes this strand out in taste and aroma. Lower north is theMughlai biryani, steeped in rich spices, giving it a decadent taste. Competing with the Mughals is the city ofnawabs, Lucknow,with itsLucknowi biryani. With its lighter usage of spices, thisbiryaniis more delicate in flavour.
To the east we find the Calcuttabiryani, which is said to have evolved from theLucknowi biryani. This particular variety is similarly lighter on spices but still manages to stand on its own, with its distinctive usage of potatoes. Down south, we have the famousHyderabadibiryani. As is typical of most south Indian non-vegetarian dishes, thisbiryaniis also extremely spicy. And as it derives from theMughlaistyle, it is extremely rich in taste as well.
All of these and more will be available at the Delhi Airport Biryani Festival, which starts on 5thFebruary, 2018. So if you're fan ofbiryani, be sure to walk in and take in the all the flavours of India.