Chicken Biryani

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Appears in
Hidden Kitchens of Sri Lanka

By Bree Hutchins

Published 2013

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A meal of layered rice and curry, biryani is a popular Muslim dish all over the world. In Sri Lanka it is served with a mind-boggling array of accompanying curries, pickles and salads. Biryani is often steamed or baked, however Fareena didn’t do this and I have to admit my first thought was ‘it’s not biryani/’ But once I tasted it, I couldn’t have cared less whether it had been steamed or not — it was absolutely sensational. Making biryani takes the best part of a day, but