a highly spiced dish of India, typically flavored with saffron and consisting of rice layered with lamb, chicken, or vegetables
Origin of biryaniHindi or Urdu
nounpl. bi·ry·a·nis also bi·ri·a·nis
A South Asian dish containing meat, fish, or vegetables and rice flavored with saffron or turmeric and other spices.
Origin of biryaniHindi and Urdu biryan&imacron;, from Persian biryan, roasted, broiled; akin to birištan, to fry, roast.
(countable and uncountable, plural biryanis)
- A spiced dish of rice, blended with meat and/or vegetables.