biryani

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English[edit]

Thalassery biryani, a Pakistani Biryani variant

Etymology[edit]

From Hindi/Urdu, from Sindhi برياني (biryānī), from Persian بریانی (biryānī), compound of بریان (biryān, roast) (from برشتن (birištan, to roast)) and the suffix ـی ().[1]

Noun[edit]

biryani (countable and uncountable, plural biryanis)

  1. A spiced dish of rice, blended with meat and/or vegetables.
    • 2008, Charles Campion, London Restaurant Guide 2009 (page 8)
      Thereafter, the menu is divided into a number of sections: Syrian Christian specialities from Kerala; coastal seafood dishes; Malabar biryanis; vegetable curries; and special dosas.

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  • Madhur Jaffery's Indian Cookery - Madhur Jaffery
  • Abdulla, Ummi; Malabar Muslim Cookery(1993); Orient Blackswan; ISBN8125013490
  1. ^ "Biryani; The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition", Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company: 2011-11-01. URL accessed on 2013-07-18.

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Noun[edit]

biryani m (plural biryanis)

  1. biryani (dish of spiced rice)