Definition of biryani in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbɪrɪˈɑːni/
(also biriyani, biriani)


[mass noun]
An Indian dish made with highly seasoned rice and meat, fish, or vegetables: prawn biryani
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  • These include Indian pilaf and biriani dishes; meat and poultry preparations such as Shahi raan (royal roast leg of lamb with saffron raisin sauce); and desserts such as kheer.
  • Among the items are curd rice, vegetable biriyani, tandoori naan/roti, tomato garlic rasam, choice of dosas, appam, vendakka pachadi, ulli chena thiyal, kaalan and olan.
  • The Bay's menu is vast, featuring traditional dishes of every kind including balti, tandoori, biryani, korma, bhuna, rogan josh - and even English dishes.


Urdu, from Persian biryāni, from biriyān 'fried, grilled'.

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