Biryani TasteMeter scale: 4 star
Smell: strong ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Eye: Greasy ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Taste: Mild ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Tender: Moist tender ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thalassery Biryani— the most popular type of biryani in the state of Kerala. Uses special Khaima/Jeerakasala short-grain thin rice and mostly chicken. Biryani is Biryani but find out how does this yummy, flavourful dish tastes different from most of other popular biryanis like Sindhi, Nasi, Mumbai, Lucknowi, Hyderabadi etc..Let’s find the taste of typical Thalassery Biryani using TasteMeter star ratings:
1. Smell Test: this tempting and flavorful dish. Get little closer to the dish, take a deep breath to help brain decide the taste even without eating. TasteMeter rates 5 star due to strong fragrance resulting from the variety of spices and condiments romancing the special rice during cooking. Aroma of jeerakasala rice is unique.
2. Eye Test: Visuals commonly aid to define and describe the colorful dish that is eye catching. There are many variations of rice and thus the visuals of cooked rice will help to identify the taste. TasteMeter rates 3 star to this jeerakasala rice cooked biryani that is visually greasy with short grains having traces of spice. This appealing ghee biryani gets extra color from tomato and turmeric.
3. Taste Test: This is a non-chewy test. Take half spoon of only rice (no meat or vegetables or spices, if any etc) and place it on tongue. Close your mouth and don’t chew. Just experience the flavor. TasteMeter rates 3 star to this mild tasting biryani with enhanced flavor of jeerakasala rice. The cultivation method, genetic make-up along with unique processing technology brings out special aroma and flavor of rice.
4. Tenderness: Finally yet importantly, one gets to chew the meat or vegetables. Gently chew the meat or vegetable to check for tenderness. TasteMeter rates 3 star due to moist tender meat that is crispy from outside.
Overall TasteMeter rates 4 star to Thalassery style biryani which has strong fragrance, greasy rice, mild taste with moist tender meat or vegetables. Use TasteMeter language to universally describe the unique taste of different biryanis.