A world-renowned Indian rice dish with its roots in the Mughal Empire in India.
Biryani is prepared with several layers of rice, flavored with fragrant spices and stacked spiced meat or poultry, paneer or vegetables and some added richness with ghee or yogurt. Finally, it is slow cooked (Dum) to perfection for the authentic Indian flavor.
Another signature Indian dish, Tandoori Chicken is a roasted chicken dish marinated in generously spiced yogurt.
The appetizer is named after the cylindrical clay oven it is cooked in, the tandoor. The dish is attributed to Kundan Lal Gujral, who fled newly formed Pakistan after the 1947 partition of India and opened a restaurant in Delhi. Tandoori chicken quickly gained recognition throughout South Asia and the Middle East as well as in Western countries. The dish is laced with exotic flavour form the tandoor masala (typically a blend of cayenne pepper, garlic, ginger, onion, and garam masala), turmeric and Kashmiri chili powder which gives the meat its trademark red colour