Nana’s Biryani

Nana Ni Biryani

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6 to 8

    , with leftovers.
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

My Bombay Kitchen

By Niloufer Ichaporia King

Published 2007

  • About

My grandmother’s biryani was so delicious that I started begging for it on my birthday instead of the required plain dal and rice, dhan dar, that marks all occasions, happy or sad. My mother yielded, though I could see she felt the finger of tradition wagging at her. This biryani is usually made with kid, though well-trimmed lamb, stewing veal, or boneless chicken thighs work just as well. The masala is made extra-creamy with cashews and white poppy seeds.

Biryani is a rich,