Biryani is a rice dish that is highly celebrated in the Indian subcontinent, particularly among the Islamic community. It is regarded as one of India’s signature dishes and are widely served in Indian restaurants across the globe.
Biryani’s distribution has since expanded to other regions, such as the Middle East, Pakistan, Persia, as well as Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore) UK and United states. In Indonesia, biryani is identical with nasi kebuli, a similar dish but with Middle Eastern influence.
Today, more people are turning to a healthier lifestyle, but they still love to indulge themselves with their favourite meal once in a while. Everyone needs a healthy diet to keep them fit but once in a while one needs to indulge to refresh themselves from a monotonous diet and Biryani is a good choice for replacing a healthy meal without many unhealthy effects on health.
So if you are one of those who have been wondering whether biryani is good for you …we are here to tell you that Biryani is actually good for you and has plenty of health benefits as well!
Biryani made of chicken or lamb helps to strengthen bone and it has a fair source of Niacin and Vitamin-B which fight against free radical which causes cancer.
Chicken Biryani is rich in Vitamin-B-6 which controls body’s metabolic function. Chickens are a good source of Phosphorous which are good to keep your teeth healthy.
Biryani contains spices that are antioxidants to the internal organs. Cumin or curcumin has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and antiviral properties, making it a cleansing spice. Black pepper eases digestion, and ginger is a natural antioxidant that cures digestive problems as well. Saffron detoxifies the liver.
Chicken biryani is a good choice for post strenuous activities your body needs to refuel the carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals and vitamins. The
vegetables in biryani is a good source of vitamins and minerals and is a healthy option to incorporate plenty of veggies into a single meal.
The plentiful presence of onions, ginger, garlic, as well as spices shields the body against cancer through its ample resources of allicin, sulfuric compounds, manganese, vitamins B6 and C, copper and selenium.
Biryani is a calorie and nutrient rich food and a complete meal when served with yogurt or raita which is just the way we serve it at Aahaar. Now that you know the benefits start indulging! But, remember, have it in the limit to get all the benefits.