Best Biryani Masalas In Pakistan : Uncover True Pakistani Flavors
Written By Store Hopper
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The Allure of Biryani: A Love Letter to the Favorite Food of Pakistan
“Oh, Dearest Biryani,
With my soul and heart, I am deeply in love with you. Your aromatic scent seduces me, your fluffy rice entices me. From the moment I first met you, it was love at first bite.
Oh, my hot perfect pot of gold! I dream about you and crave you every day.
Biryani, I love the way you always manage to hit the spot with your steaming bowl of rice and meat, no matter how hungry I am.
Thank you for always bringing me comfort and warmth.
Your affectionate lover,
Biryani in the Comfort of Your Home
Biryani – the food of hearts is loved by everyone in their own unique ways. There are ‘battles’ about whether biryani should be made with or without potatoes, whether it is the beef, mutton, or chicken that wins the soaring hearts. These long debates are tunnels with no ends, but one thing settles: “The Biryani for one is not the Biryani for all.”
People are very sensitive about how they like their biryani, spice level, potatoes or not, and choice of protein, everything matters. With that finding, the right fit can be excruciating for anyone.
Nothing to worry about, I have a perfect solution; make Biryani at home and no, it is not as hard as one might think. I know, my love for biryani is deeper than the labor of cooking, and now with pre-made biryani masala, I have got all the help I need.
My Tried and Tested Biryani Masalas
In my quest to find the perfect biryani masala, I tried multiple brands, and here are my top picks. I have also rated these biryani masalas based on packaging options, consistency, and availability.
For the love of Spice – Shan Bombay Biryani
Shan Bombay biryani is a top pick for spice lovers. With Shan, you do not have to worry about the quality of spices, optimal spice blend, and rich aromatics. It is everything a true biryani lover appreciates.
For Beef Biryani Gang – Shan Beef Biryani
True beef biryani admirers know that this biryani needs the whole set of exclusive spices, and making beef biryani using just any blend of spices is a crime of rotten hearts. Shan, keeping its legacy, understands it well and with its variants such as beef biryani masala and mutton biryani masala, it is a sure choice for true beef lovers.
Simple, Mild, Authentic – National Biryani
If you appreciate simple pleasures of life, or like your biryani authentic and mild, National Biryani mixes are just spell-crafted for you. National Biryani mixes are rightly flavored, their balance of spices and popularity makes them irresistible.
The Choice of Uniqueness – Mehran Biryani
Mehran, with so many variants, is the choice of unique biryani lovers. The ample number of variants includes Bombay, Sindhi, Hyderabadi, tikka, pulao, and fish. Mehran understands the need for uniqueness when it comes to food and we cannot help, but admire it.
Gluten-free Heaven – Malka Biryani
Malka Biryani might be the only brand to come up with a gluten-free variant in the market, which I love for being inclusive and could not help including this spice mix in my list.
Bonus Edit: National Karachi Khass Bombay Biryani
National Karachi Khass Bombay biryani is specially designed for Karachi spice lovers. It’s hot and spicy and it’s every Karachiites’ choice. If someone loves spice, National Karachi Khaas Bombay biryani is just the right hit.
The True Love Affair – Biryani, Salad, and Raita
Biryani cannot be appreciated in its true form until it is paired up with some raita and salad. The legacy of this pair has been around for many years and would stay till the last of centuries. Many people also like their biryani to be accompanied by Shami kababs, the combination is irresistible and tempting.
Craving for some hot pot of golden rice? Make some now!