Last weekend, while meandering through the farmers market, a young lady came up to me, tugged on my sleeve and whispered in my ear, “Please! Do a biryani class or teach us how to make one!”
I was surprised — I thought biryani was too complicated for most people. Maybe it still is, but pandemic nesting has certainly expanded our cooking skills. In any case, I am thrilled to share with you a road map to a biryani, a luxurious layered rice dish created by Persian and Indian gourmands during the decadent Mughal era of India.