Singapore – Nasi Biryani


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by Ananya Fatima

Nasi Biryani is one of the most famous rice dishes in Singapore and Malaysia. They made this dishy inspiring the Muslim countries. Muslim countries like Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and many more, like to eat biryani. Actually, biryani is the most favorite food of most people. The specialty of biryani is that it must be spicy so you are just feeling out of the world when you eat this. The specialty of this ” NASI BIRYANI ” is that this is cooked in ” ROSEWATER “. Some of the people shocked after hearing that this dish is made in rose water but seriously this gives you a great fragrance and taste as well.

Biryani is popular all around the world but with different names and different tastes. Biryani is the ” EVERGREEN DISH ” of every country. It is made with a variety of ingredients like you can use any type of meat or anything that you want to add.

there are so many names of Biryani as well according to different countries. Biryani is the main dish of every event, Festival, or religious event. biryani is a must to have in the special evenings. Spice lovers are more likely to have biryani.

ORIGIN

We can not say that biryani is first originated from there because it has not a special origin. Biryani is made in different countries at a time, but the most likely to have biryani first is in India, but most people say that biryani is the dish of ” MUGHAL EMPIRES” but they do not have proof but we can say that this dish is maybe originated from Mughal empire and then transferred into India and their subcontinents.

VARIATIONS

We can use different ingredients in biryani and it is up to your taste. so, there different ingredients are mentioned.

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Mutton
  • Lamb meat
  • Buffalo meat
  • egg
  • Potatoes
  • dry fruits
  • Fish
  • Prawn

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PILAO ( Pilaf ) AND BIRYANI:

The difference between pilaf and biryani is simple but, most of the people those who are not food lover does not know the difference between pilaf and biryani by its taste, we can say that they are tasteless if they do not know the difference.

Biryani is the main dish or a whole meal but, pilaf is the side dish. Both of them are rice-based dishes but have different tastes. Biryani is the spiciest dish ever and pilaf is so simple which is based on only salt and black pepper, they do not have more spices.

VARIETIES OF BIRYANI

  • Kacchi biryani
  • meat biryani
  • potato biryani
  • Indian biryani
  • Afghani biryani
  • Indonesian biryani
  • Pakistani biryani

RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

RICE

  • Rice 1 kilogram
  • onion 2
  • Garlic 1 tablespoon
  • Ginger 1 tablespoon
  • Cinnamon 1 tablespoon
  • Tomatoes 2
  • Screw pine
  • Milk
  • Salt 1 tablespoon
  • Kewra 1/4 tablespoon
  • Food color
  • oil
  • Vegetables
  • salt 2 tablespoon
  • black pepper 1/2 tablespoon

MARINATION

  • Lemon 1 tablespoon
  • Vinegar 1 tablespoon
  • Ginger 1 clove
  • Garlic 1 clove
  • Salt 1 tablespoon

GRAVY/ CURRY

  • oil
  • Onion 2
  • Tomatoes 2
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric 1 tablespoon
  • Red chili powder 1 tablespoon
  • Black pepper 1/2 tablespoon
  • cumin seeds 1 1/2 tablespoon
  • Cardamon 1 tablespoon
  • Butter

METHOD

RICE

For the rice firstly you have to heat up the oil in the pan and add chopped tomatoes to it. Fry them until their color changes to brown and then add all the spices in it and fry them more.

After that, boil the rice in the other pan but you have to boil it in rosewater or in the milk if you don’t like rose water then you should boil in milk but not in simple water.

when the liquid is evaporated, mix it with the masala and ad kewra drops in it. Leave it for steam about 5 minutes and your rice is ready.

FOR MASALA

Clean up the chicken and put them in a pan. Fry them in the pan with 1 tablespoon of oil in it. Put all the masala in it and fry them more.

Add all the masala and fry them by adding onions ( chopped ), Tomatoes ( chopped ), ginger, garlic, turmeric, cardammon, cinnamon, coriander and all that.

Cuisine = Singapore

Course = main course

Time required = 1 hour

Cooking time = 55 minutes

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