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What is Dum Pukht Biryani?

Dum Pukht Biryani is a refined method of cooking biryani that originated in the Indian subcontinent, particularly associated with Mughlai cuisine. The term "Dum" refers to the process of slow cooking foods over a low flame, and "Pukht" means to cook. This technique involves cooking ingredients in a pot (usually a heavy-bottomed handi) that is sealed tightly with dough to trap the steam inside. This method allows the meat and rice to cook slowly in their juices, merging the flavors together in a delicate and aromatic way. The slow cooking process also ensures that the meat becomes exceptionally tender. Spices, saffron, and other seasonings are layered with basmati rice and meat (typically chicken, mutton, or beef) to create a dish that is rich in flavor and aroma. Dum Pukht Biryani is celebrated for its sophistication and depth of flavor.

The Biryani Enthusiast

Ravi Ranjan

Ravi Ranjan, a passionate food lover and entrepreneur, embarked on a culinary journey to bring the flavors of three iconic biryani cities—Hyderabad, Lucknow, and Kolkata—under one roof. His vision was to create a haven for biryani aficionados, where they could savor authentic regional biryanis prepared with love, tradition, and attention to detail.

Dum Pukht Biryani

A Royal Culinary Legacy

Dum Pukht Biryani derives its name from the traditional cooking technique known as “dum pukht”. This method involves slow-cooking marinated meat and partially cooked rice together in a sealed pot, allowing the flavors to meld harmoniously. Ravi Ranjan chose this name as a tribute to the rich culinary heritage of the Awadhi Nawabs. The Dum Pukht technique has been passed down through generations, creating a royal experience fit for kings and queens