overnight marinated lamb/chicken - with yogurt, herbs, spices, dried fruits like raisins, prunes or pomegranate seeds - and later cooked in Tandoor/Tanoor oven. It was served with steamed rice.
In its more original form, in some cities the dish is known as "Dam Pukht/Dam-pukhtak". The compound in Persian means "steam-cooked"—a reference to the steamed rice that forms the basis of the dish. This name is still in common use in Iran besides "biryani". In Southeast Asian countries such as Burma/Myanmar this older, general Persian term is in common use as 'danpauk'.
In city of Isfahan, Iran a kind of Biryani is made with cooked mutton or lamb that is stewed then minced separately and then ...view middle of the document...
 Hyderabadi Biryani
Non-vegetarian Hyderabadi biryani is savored in all parts of India and forms an integral part of Indian cuisine. The Nizam's kitchen boasted of 49 kinds, which included biryani made from fish, quail, shrimp, deer and hare. The most famous of all, Hyderabadi Biryani is called the "Kachi Akhni" Biryani as both the marinated meat and the rice are cooked together.
 Bhatkali Biryani
Non-vegetarian Bhatkali biryani is a special biryany savored in all parts of coastal Karnataka and forms an integral part of Navayath cuisine. The Bhatkal's biryani evolved from the Bombay biryani which was further refined to give a distinct color taste and flavour. Bhatkali biryani can be of various kind, which include biryani made from either mutton, fish, chicken, beef, or shrimp. The biriyani is quite different from others across India in that the onions are used in larger proportions compared to other regions. The dish is cooked with the meat and onion based sauce being at the bottom of the cooking pot with a thick layer of rice on top, the rice and meat are mixed before serving. Local spices such as cardamom, cloves and cinnamon are used to get the distinct aroma.
 Kacchi Biryani
Kacchi Biryani is a special preparation of the dish. It is called 'Kacchi' (meaning raw) as the raw marinated meat and the rice are cooked together in the same pot. It is cooked typically with goat meat...