Biriyani

Biriyani

Whether in a South Asian restaurant or a family dinner, whether it’s on a plate or in a styrofoam box ready for take out, a brief waft of masala spices always fills the air announcing its arrival. Containing histories of empire and migration that stretches from the Mughal Indian empire to the hands of experienced hands in the present day, this dish is a wonderful mess of spiced rice and meats or vegetables folded into each other with fried onions and a sprig of parsley as delicate garnishes.

Biriyani’s simplicity is the perfect palate for culinary creativity; cooks from different regions within South Asia have brought with them with their regional interpretations of the dish, each as mouth watering as the next. From Hydrabadi to Mughlai to Kacchi, the spectrum of subtle to very spicy, from chicken to lamb to beef to a vegetable medley, the possibilities are endless, and in Scarborough we can try them all and fill our stomachs with creativity, stories, and a delicious meal. 

Biriyani

There are a great many ways to make this dish; the video above is simply one version. If you search YouTube, you may find several from which to choose.

Restaurants with biriyani

Adi Biriyani & Kabab House
place Birchmount Plaza, 462 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.699.8328
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 22:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.20
Anjappar Chettinad
place 3090 Eglinton Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.265.2695
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:30:00 to 22:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.90
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Best Kabab and Karahi
place 232 Markham Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.216.0707
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:30:00 to 22:30:00
star_rate Rating: 3.80
Ceylon Flavor
place 3341 Markham Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.298.4400
star_rate Rating: 3.50
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Dindigul Thalappakatti Biriyani
place 3850 Finch Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 905.471.6161
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 21:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.30
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Gasa Restaurant
place 2950 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.321.1219
star_rate Rating: 4.20
Kairali - Taste of Kerala
place 1210 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.909.0994
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:30:00 to 22:30:00
star_rate Rating: 3.40
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Karaikudi
place 1225 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.701.0003
star_rate Rating: 3.80
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La Sani Grill
place 2058 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.481.7866
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 22:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.80
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Samosa King - Embassy Restaurant
place 5210 Finch Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.332.0944
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 09:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.00
Saravanaa Bhavan
place 1571 Sandhurst Cir, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.293.7755
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:30:00 to 22:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.90
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Vindaloo
place 2891 Kingston Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.901.1133
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 15:00:00 to 21:30:00
star_rate Rating: 4.40
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