- a spicy Indian dish of rice with meat or vegetables, flavored with saffron or turmeric.
Origin of biryani
1930–35; < Hindi,Urdu biryānī from Persian biryan “fried, roasted”
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- any of a variety of Indian dishes made with rice, highly flavoured and coloured with saffron or turmeric, mixed with meat or fish
Word Origin for biryani
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