This biryani style dish is my family favourite. It combines gentle spices, coconut milk, lots of veggies, fluffy rice and crunchy nuts, an all-in-one full meal, that's ready in about an hour (most of which is hands free cooking!). The blend of spices and textures in a vegan biryani will leave you wanting more and more. it's also a great way of using up all those vegetables, that otherwise might be going to waste... I love the complexity of this dish, but at the same time simplicity in the way in which it's made - fuss free!
I'm by no means an expert in Indian cuisine, but it's one I enjoy a lot, learn as much as I can, and make sure to always research the recipe, read about origins, culture and do its justice (whichever dish I end up cooking). I have the utmost respect for Indian rich and amazing traditions and food culture.
Biryani is an iconic dish, a mixture of aromatic spices, fragrant rice and vegetables (traditionally also meat). Originating in the royal kitchens of India, biryani has become a beloved culinary masterpiece worldwide. Each region in India has its own unique style, resulting in a kaleidoscope of flavors. The Hyderabadi biryani from Southern India is renowned for its blend of fragrant spices and tender meat, while the Kolkata biryani from the East has subtle sweetness and addition of potatoes. It's a celebration of culture, tradition and the joy of good food.
How to make it...