B for Biriyani

B for Biryani

Biriyani is a popular spicy South-Asian mixed rice dish, served with or without meat. Kochi is famous for biriyanis made with chicken, mutton, and/or beef. Although biriyani is enjoyed by people from different walks of life, the dish is usually associated with Islamic cuisine. The popular belief is that biriyani reached Kochi through the Arabs who came here for trade. However, some historians also opine that the biriyani arrived here through Persian cultural influence. The word biriyani may have been derived from ‘birinj’, the Persian word for rice. 

B for Biriyani is a joint which serves only biriyanis. It opens only in the afternoon and remains fairly busy.