The word “biryani” comes from the Persian word “beriani”, and it was the Mughlai conquerors who introduced the dish to India when they invaded the subcontinent. Like how “paratha” became “prata” in Singapore, “biryani” has morphed into “briyani” – the tweak probably happened when our first South Indian settlers started integrating with the locals here.
While the more luxurious biryanis are tinged with saffron threads and even a drop of rose water, we round up five dum good ones that are friendly on your pocket.
Jaggi’s Northern Indian Cuisine
Kasturi Briyani Dam
Tulasi Vegetarian & Cafe