Awadhi Gosht Biryani

Layered Lamb and Rice Casserole

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

    • Ready in

      1 hr 30

Appears in

Instant Indian: Classic Foods from Every Region of India Made Easy in the Instant Pot

Instant Indian

By Rinku Bhattacharya

Published 2018

  • About

Biryanis were brought to India by Moghul rulers, who despite arriving from the Middle East, held Central Asia as their ancestral homeland. Biryani varieties that are similar to those in Central Asia are found in Lucknow and Old Delhi as these parts of the country were the heartland of the Moghul kingdom. Over time, the concept of cooking rice and meat and even vegetables together was adopted by other parts of the country. This is one of the more complex recipes in this book. If you follow m