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Who will not fall for the mesmerizing smell and mouth-watering flavor of Biryani? Along with its ingredients, there are some other relatable spices associated with its origin that will surely surge your desire to make or order one bowl for you immediately!
Breaking the news behind the origin of Biryani is going to be interesting, especially among those who cannot control their desire to eat it even by hearing its name. You may not be aware that it comes under Indian food. It was known to be an Indian delicacy that is still cherished globally. In the ancient times it was famous as Maansodan and later people named it Hindavi Laziz, which directly reflects it’s Indian roots.
Biryani is a Sanskrit word which was used without any changes by Persian.
Maansodan term was used by Ancient Indian because the significant ingredients of Biryani were rice, unique spices, and meat pieces. The Vedic literature has also mentioned Maansodan from time to time, proving its existence since then. You can also check Satapathabrahmana, Panini’s Astadhyayi, for the mention of Maansodan.
The fact will surprise you that rice was always a must imported crop initially in the Western Asia describing their fascination towards the flavour of Biryani. Get ready to surprise yourself by learning that the Central Asia that has so many mouth watering added flavours of Biryani was once utterly unaware of the presence of rice during the early years. In the historical proofs, several other kinds of cereal were mentioned that time in Central Asia, but the rice was nowhere to be found.
Persian claims the word Biryani originated from Birinj, but this word was utterly absent in the old Persian script. There is evidence present in Mayrhofer’s “Etymological Dictionary of Old Aryan” that this word developed when they came in contact with India for trade somewhere in the middle Persian Age. Brinij has originated from vrihi, which is a Sanskrit word.
So next time someone regards it as a non-Indian food, do not debate but surprise them with these facts!