Awadhi cuisine is a cuisine native to the city of Lucknow, which is the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India. It is very closely related to Bhojpuri cuisine of it neighboring region, Bhojpur. The cooking patterns of Lucknow are similar to those of Central Asia, the Middle East, and Northern India with the cuisine comprising both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The Awadh region has been greatly influenced by Mughal cooking techniques, and the cuisine of Lucknow bears similarities to those of Central Asia, Kashmir, Punjab and Hyderabad. The city is also known for its Nawabi foods.
Lucknowi mutton biryani is a very popular North Indian recipe. In Lucknow, it is believed that biryani is not just one singular dish, but it is a combination of Biryani, Tari (special gravy which is meant to be eaten with biryani) and Raita. While the Hyderabadi biryani is rich in spices, Lucknowi biryani is more pleasant to the stomach and has a soothing aroma. It is different from the basic biryanis as it comes straight from the Nawabs and is the best biryani for any party. In Lucknow, the last nawab, Wajed Ali Shah was the greatest inspiration behind the spread of the Awadhi biryani. Lucknowi biryani uses milder spices. It also uses mitha attar, cashewnut paste, saffron, curd, star anise and mace powder generously that gives the biriyani its amazing flavour. It is made by cooking meat/ vegetables in ghee with warm aromatic spices and then layered with meat curry or marinade, then sealed and cooked in a biryani clay pot over low heat until done.
At Potful, we follow the authentic recipes from the past and the Lucknowi mutton biryani, Lucknowi chicken biryani and Lucknowi mix veg biryani are cooked on slow fire till it is almost done. For this biryani, the process of marination is very important and results in enriched taste of the dish. The vegetarian version is called tehri. It is a royal dish of the famous Awadh Nawabs and is ideally made on special occasions and festivals.
The distinct feature of the Potful Lucknowi biryani is the use of mutton, chicken and vegetables cooked in a dum style which means that gravy and rice are sealed in a biryani clay pot and cooked over slow flame, which makes the meat pieces or vegetables juicy and aromatic. This process gives Potful Lucknowi biryani variations its authentic and distinct taste. Lucknowi is a kind of biryani which entails the rice and mutton, chicken or vegetables to be cooked 80% separately and then to be cooked together using the dum cooking method. Super sleek and fine textured basmati rice is the ornament of Potful Lucknowi biryani. Garam masalas which include various homegrown Indian spices also add to the flavour. Large pieces of mutton or chicken are used in the biryani, which typically requires around four to five hours of marination. Mitha attar is another characteristic of Lucknowi biryani.
When it comes to which is the best version of the Potful Lucknowi biryani, we would say Lucknowi mutton biryani is the winner. Goat meat provides for the best combination of the flavours of the Awadhi biryani and this is the all-time favourite among food lovers.
Although biryani outlets are a dime a dozen all around Bangalore, places which inculcate the traditional cooking methods and bring you the authentic biryani flavours are rare to find. Potful is dedicated to this task, food delivery and maintains the original cooking styles invented by the Nawabs in early 17th Century.
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