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Biryani (Biriyani) and Pulav (Pulao) Recipes

 Published 2012-Mar-19   Updated 2016-Mar-29
(Biryani Varieties, Biriyani Recipes, Pulao Varieties, Pilaf Types)

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Biryani or Biriyani is derived from a Parsi word Birian which means fried. Biryani is also considered as a royal dish that always found its place in the royal kitchens. It is a special dish enjoyed by most of the great kings and rulers. Biryani has basmati rice as the star ingredient and is loaded with different flavorful spices. It is usually accompanied with a cool raita.

There are many variations of biryani depending on the ingredients as well as the region. Some of the types are Chicken biryani, Mutton biryani, Prawns biryani, Quail biryani, Turkey biryani, Duck biryani, Beef biryani, Vegetable biryani, Daal (Lentil biryani), Fish biryani, Mushroom biryani, Soya biryani and Egg biryani.

Some of the regional biryani variations include Hyderabadi biryani, Thalassery biryani, Mughlai biryani, Bombay biryani, Culcutta biryani, Sindhi biryani, Lucknowi biryani, Vaniyambadi biryani, Bhatkali biryani, Ambur biryani, Arcot biryani, Dindigul biryani, Memoni biryani, Karachi biryani, Sri Lankan Buryani, Thai biryani, British biryani, Burmese biryani, Mauritian biryani etc..

Pilaf (pilav,pulao, polu, pulav) is a much lighter dish in which rice is cooked with very few spices with/without some broth, meat or vegetables.

Here is a list of biryani and pulao recipes that are simplified for you to try at home.

Biryani Varieties

Mutton Biryani Mutton Biryani Chicken Biryani Chicken Biryani Quail Biryani Kaadai / Quail Biryani Malabar Prawns Biryani Malabar Prawns Biryani
Hyderabadi Mutton Dum Biryani Hyderabadi Mutton Dum Biryani Thalappakatti Chicken Biryani Thalappakatti Style Chicken Biryani Turkey Biryani Turkey Biryani Malabar Chicken Biryani Malabar Chicken Biryani
Egg Biryani Egg Biryani Mushroom Soya Biryani Mushroom Soya Biryani Fish Biryani Fish Biryani Shrimp Biryani Shrimp (prawns) Biryani
Corn Biryani Corn Biryani Cooked Meat Biryani Cooked Meat Biryani Semiya Biryani Semiya Biryani Khuska Biryani Khuska Biryani
Kappa Biryani Kappa Biryani racked Wheat Biryani Cracked Wheat Biryani Vegetable Biryani Vegetable Biryani Hyderabadi Biryani Hyderabadi Biryani
Channa Biryani Channa Biryani CKP Chicken Biryani CKP Chicken Biryani CKP Prawns Biryani CKP Prawns Biryani Beef Biryani Beef Biryani
Vegetable Dum Biryani Vegetable Dum Biryani      

Pulao Varieties

Peas Rice Peas Rice Zafrani Pulav Zafrani Pulav Egg Pulav Egg Pulav Jeera Pulav Jeera Pulav
Kashmiri Pulav Kashmiri Pulav Asparagus Pulao Asparagus Pulao Chicken Fried Rice Chicken Fried Rice Turkey Fried Rice Turkey Fried Rice
Dill Pulao Dill Pulao Mixed Vegetable Pulao Mixed Vegetable Pulao Broccoli Pilaf Broccoli Pulao Pineapple Fried Rice Pineapple Fried Rice
Wild Rice Pilaf Wild Rice Pilaf Egg Fried RiceEgg Fried Rice    

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Comments (3)

Person   ()

I tried some of your recipes all came out well. If I am not wrong, your blog had Paneer biryani receipe but today when I checked it is not their!! Have you removed it ?
Person   ()
No dear. I am yet to add paneer biryani recipe.
Person   ()
Veg. Types of pullav. Pls. Give more option

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