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 biryānī from Persian biryān roasted, broiled birištan to fry, roast
(countable and uncountable, plural biryanis)
- A spiced dish of rice, blended with meat and/or vegetables.