Last weekend, as I was strolling through the farmers’ market, a young lady came up to me, pulled at my sleeve, and whispered in my ear, “Please! Take a biryani class or teach us how to make one!”
I was surprised – I thought biryani was too complicated for most people. Maybe it still does, but pandemic nesting has certainly expanded our cooking. Anyway, I’m excited to share with you a roadmap to a biryani, a luxurious layered rice dish created by Persian and Indian gourmets during India’s decadent Mughal era.