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A Biryani is a well known Indian dish, which combines rice with a number of spices and other ingredients to create a flavourful all-in-one dish. It’s a popular dish that is commonly served at events like weddings or other get togethers, but of course, can be eaten as a standalone meal.

As with any dish, there are of course multiple variations of Biryani. The Mauritian Biryani usually has potatoes added. Whilst this isn’t unique to Mauritius, it is definitely not a common biryani ingredient.


Other than that, you can expect to find a range of other spices and flavours in a Biryani. As well as the rice and potato, there will usually be Cardamoms, cloves, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, onions, coriander leaves and turmeric or saffron.


Biryani will also usually have either a meat, fish, or a selection of vegetables added.


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