Gordon Ramsay’s biryani lesson 

Biryani is a popular dish which needs no introduction. It has amazing varieties starting from slow cooking where preparation starts a day before followed by kacchi style cooking or dumphuket. It also has fast food style cooking where dish could be prepared in no time. Regardless of style of cooking, the taste makes this dish popular. 

Here is another very interesting style of cooking followed by very unique presentation style, which has inspired this celebrity Chef. Gordon Ramsay is experiencing traditional goat biryani with complications of chicken, squail and eggs cooked simultaneously. Watch out by clicking on below link which has 3 parts. 

Traditional goat biryani with Gordon Ramsay
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Happy Biryani!!!

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Biryanis from Kerala Region

Malabar Biryani

Biryanis depict cultures and have regional influence. Malabar Biryani is one such variant which is completely different from Mughlai cuisines of Hydrabad, Lucknow or Delhi. 

Malabar region is one of the key region in the state of Kerala. Beauty between Western Ghats and Arabian Sea, has its distinct flavour and richness and so is biryani. Learn about Kerala https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_districts_in_Kerala

Malabar Biryani is know to have Arabic influence and Moplah cuisine is famous. Malabari Muslims have further added to the taste of Malabar Biryani. The famous biryanis are:

  1. Kozhikode Biryani
  2. Thalassery Biryani
  3. Malappuram Biryani

 The key difference from traditional Mughlai Biryani is in terms of type of rice, lots of spices used although different. Especially Moplah food is not very rich as does not use ginger-garlic paste but more of chilli, turmeric, coriander etc. Some variants of above Biryani use ghee, lots of onions though. Read more about it http://m.food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/thalassery-biryani-the-south-indian-cousin-of-the-famous-mughlai-dish-774518

This biryani taste can be found on TasteMeter.

If you know more variations from this region then pl do share. 

Origin of Biryani

Mughals or Nawabs of Awadh………..many such versions are available referring to the origin of biryani. While this gets ascertained, the important thing to know in todays scenario is that biryani represents more culture or specifically community. Hyderabad’s biryani may be most famous but within that region also there may be easily more than 50 versions of biryani which tastes different yet delicious.

Get introduced to origin of biryani by reading one of the detailed article by renowned person. Everything about biryani by Vir Sanghvi.

 

Biryani as known today

Biryanis are known by regions (Lucknowi, Hyderabadi, Sindh etc), recipes( dum, kacch,pressure cooker, pulao style), ingredients (veg, chicken, mutton, paneer etc) or specific restaurants and various communities.

 

 

 

Taste: Difficult to describe!!!

Is it true? 

Taste matters the most. More than numbers of ingredients, method of cooking, way the dish is presented……. 

Taking example of Briyani, after researching it for a year and started to share recently….this dish is unique. The number of variations are easily more than 💯. Culture, regions, family tradition all contributes to the variations that makes this dish delicious. Dum, kacchi, pressure cooker or open pan are few of the methods of cooking this yummy dish. The sequence of adding ingredients along with timing brings the science. Variety of rice further adds to the variations and so on and on. All this leads to unique taste of biryani. 

Describing Taste


When it comes to describing taste of this savoury dish, it gets limited to few words like delicious, lip smacking, awesome, spicy,  mouthwatering, moist, dry, succulent etc. It gets difficult to describe the taste in as much detail as provided for recipe. It may sound that describing taste is difficult. If by reading recipe, dish can be prepared then by describing the dish one should be able to taste it also!!!

Food recipe when provided with taste shall makes it complete. Make food blogging more tasty😋😋

Taste Matters‼️


Different Biryanis taste on TasteMeter 

Biryani depicts culture and the regional flavours are unique, delicious and mouthwatering. Although known as fragrant rice but each one of these varieties have many different fragrances. 
TasteMeter captures each of this unique taste and helps one taste even without tasting. It provides one common language to different tasting biryanis. 
The popular Hyderabadi biryani has its own unique taste when compared with Lucknowi biryani. Although both have strong fragrance but earlier taste is tantalising as compared to latter which is more mild. High grade basmati rice is common to both but the Eye test provides the difference where Hydrabadi rice are towards greasy and have traces of spice where as Lucknowi rice are clear, nonsticky and vibrant. The Kerala style Thalassery biryani has its own taste when compare with Hydrabadi or Lucknowi biryani. The short grain Jeerakasal rice takes this dish to different heights. This appealing ghee biryani gets it Color from tomato and turmeric when compared with Lucknowi version which uses saffron. Last but not least, the meat (vegetables) is tender in all the variations but the outer texture, moisture and flavours of each preparation makes it taste different and delicious. 
Happy tasting!!! Use TasteMeter language to universally describe the unique taste of different biryanis. Share your taste.

Biryani TasteMeter : Smell Test

Biryani TasteMeter is a simple way to find taste of any yummy biryani. TasteMeter has 4 sensory tests and starting with the first “Smell test”. Biryani is all about fragrance. Sealed in aroma, just take a deep breath and let your brain decide the taste even without eating. 

Visualise different biryanis taste like in the picture and capture the ⭐️s. TasteMeter is not based on comparison ie 5 star is better than 3 star or vice versa. The purpose is to find the taste of every delicious biryani type. A 1 star biryani having very mild fragrance is also delicious or just Basmati rice briyani cooked with very less spice, has its own aroma and taste. 

Test your taste of Biryani using TasteMeter and share. 

TasteMeter 4 star taste for Thalassery biryani

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.

TasteMeter 4 star taste for Lucknowi Biryani

Biryani TasteMeter scale: 4 star
Smell: Strong ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Eye: Clear , Non-Sticky ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Taste: Mild ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tender: Crispy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lucknowi Biryani is one of the original and most popular briyani from Uttar Pradesh. Briyani is Biryani but how does this flavourful dish tastes different from other popular biryanis like Hyderabadi, Sindhi, Nasi etc…TasteMeter helps in describing each biryani using its unique senses scale which provides universal taste language. Let’s find the taste of typical Awadhi biryani.
1. Smell Test: is the first test to find this divine, 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 spices and condiments combined with the process of cooking. Very few other tasting biryanis have this tsunami of fragrance.   

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 5 star to this basmati rice cooked biryani that is visually non-greasy with long, clear and non-sticky grains. This is uniqueness of Lucknowi briyani, which requires Master Chef’s expert hands to get such fine results. 

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, which can be occasionally burning depending on the hotness of green chilies.

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 5 star due to well cooked and tender meat. 

Overall TasteMeter rates 4 star to Lucknowi biryani. This biryani has strong fragrance, clear and non-sticky rice, mild taste along with tender meat.

Use TasteMeter language to universally describe the unique taste of different biryanis. Test taste your savory biryani and start talking Taste-Meter language.

TasteMeter 2 star taste for Dindigul Thalappakatti Biryani

Biryani TasteMeter scale: 2 star

Smell: Mild ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Eye: Sticky ⭐️

Taste: Distinct, Hot and Tangy ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tender: Soft ⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is one of the favourite and most popular briyani’s from Tamil Nadu. Ofcourse, Briyani is Biryani but how does this mouthwatering dish tastes different from other popular biryanis like Lucknowi, Hyderabadi, Nasi etc…TasteMeter helps in describing each biryani using its unique senses scale which provides universal taste language. Let’s find the taste of typical Dindigul Thalappakatti biryani.
1. Smell Test: Get closer to the dish, take multiple deep breaths and enjoy the fragrance of this aromatic dish resulting from mix of cinnamon, nutmegs/mace, clove, ginger, garlics etc and not to forget Seeraga Samba rice. Let the fragrance help brain decide the taste even without eating. TasteMeter 3 star rating on smell test is the first step in identifying universal taste language.

2. Eye Test: Visuals commonly aid to define and describe things and for this dish the rice along with blend of spices, is eye catching. There are many variations of rice used in biryani. The speciality about this dish is Seeraga Samba rice. The visuals of cooked rice will help to identify the taste. It is small in size and clings well with the meat. TasteMeter 1 star rating describes its stickness yet gorgeously swollen rice without any traces of spices. The visuals make this dish unique on the Biryani TasteMeter eye scale.

3. Taste 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 3 star rating for this mouthwatering dish makes one feel hungrier. The mild spices along with usage of curd and green chillies provide tangy and burning taste.    

4. Tenderness: Gently chew the meat or vegetable to check for tenderness. TasteMeter 3 star rating describes meat to be well cooked and soft. 
Overall TasteMeter rates 2 star to Dindigul biryani due to it special Seeraga Samba rice. This biryani has mild fragrance, sticky rice, distinct taste of rice with hot and tangy flavour along with soft meat or vegetables. 
Use TasteMeter language to universally describe the unique taste of different biryanis. Test taste your savory biryani and start talking Taste-Meter language.