The air passengers passing through the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) can now avail the tastes of several biryani variants in between catching their flight, as part of the ongoing biryani festival.
However, it's the Mumbai biryani, a relatively unknown variety that is being promoted here, for its uniqueness as it was born and has evolved in amchi Mumbai. These biryanis are being sold at several counters at domestic and international terminal.
The organisers say that Mumbai biryani has its origin since over 300 years ago, when the industrialisation of then Bombay started with immigrants from across the sub-continent settling here. Initially, the biryani resembled like its earlier avtar from Persia, but it evolved over the period with use of large potato pieces being its trademark. “The recipe has been influenced to a considerable extent by the Bohra muslim community settled here in the city.” says Chef Milan Gupta and Chef Husseini Quereshi, the preparer of the dish.
The festival will last till the second week of this month.