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Serving Indian Biryani the Halal Way

Indian cuisine is always associated with the evergreen classic dish, Biryani. The word ‘Biryani’ is derived from the Persian word, ‘Berian’, which means frying before cooking. In the traditional way of preparing Biryani, the rice is actually fried in oil or ghee before cooking with meat. The invention of this dish dates back to the Mughal era during which the dish was prepared for the undernourished soldiers as ordered by the Queen (Begum Mumtaz Mahal).


It is a rice dish prepared using meat (Chicken/ Prawn / Mutton / Fish), herbs, spices and yoghurt. This is one such dish that requires no special introduction to anyone around the world. Though Biryani can also be prepared using veggies, cottage cheese and eggs, Biryani is traditionally prepared using meat.

The ingredients that constitute the making of tasty Biryani are good quality spices, fresh herbs (Coriander and Mint leaves) and Basmati Rice (Aged rice cook well). The original dish was prepared using the ‘Dum’ technique, which means sealing the utensil thoroughly to lock in the aroma. The word Dum means slow cooking in Persian, but today we can find many versions of cooking the dish.


Are you craving to taste Biryani prepared in a Halal manner? Delhi Brasserie, Halal Indian restaurant near Oxford Street has been serving finest quality Indian cuisine for more than three decades now.

Located at the heart of Soho, the restaurant is at a short distance from Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, British Museum and Trafalgar Square. This Indian restaurant in Soho is open 7 days a week and until 1 am on Fridays and Saturdays. They offer hearty Biryani dishes the halal way for people with dietary restrictions. Their menu also includes a variety of other sumptuous dishes that can satiate your food cravings.

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