The origins of chicken tikka masala are not agreed upon, but most accounts claim that it has been there for centuries. Regardless of its origin, it is now a popular dish in Pakistani restaurants in within and outside the country.
If you plan on traveling to Pakistan anytime soon, one of the many dining options available to you will be a traditional Persian dish called Biryani. It may sound exotic, but chances are you’ve had a variation of this dish in other parts of the world, whether it’s Nasi kebuli in Indonesia, or dum pukht in Burma. The dish itself is not very elaborate, but it’s the combination of all the different ingredients, as well as the cultural add-ons that make it unique.
There are only three main components – spice, rice, and meat – and dates back to the founding of the Persian empire nearly 4,000 years ago. The word “biryani” actually stems from the word “biryan” or “beriyan” which means to fry or to roast. Read More