Letter from New Delhi: Briyani delivery in India is recipe for success

The tasty and popular one-pot dish can be assembled quickly in cloud kitchens and is ideal for home delivery amid Covid-19 curbs

A mutton biryani from Biryani Depot.PHOTO: BIRYANI DEPOT

NEW DELHI - A briyani worth savouring is a daunting labour of love that can stretch over hours. But I am told I will have to wait no longer than 35 minutes for my order of Lucknowi chicken briyani.

I am at a Biryani By Kilo (BBK) kitchen in Noida, a Delhi suburb. It is a chain that transformed the painstaking centuries-old process of making briyani, which involves layering rice and meat in various stages of doneness into a pot that is sealed and cooked further, into a precision-driven dash. Briyani is known as biryani in India.

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