New Abbassi Antigua

The Antigua Curry Club Meeting      
November 14, 2013


Non Vegetarian


Lamb Biryani served with raita and curry sauce & vegetable  OR Shrimp Biryani
Coconut balls


Q150 + 10% service




Vegetable Biryani served with raita and curry sauce & vegetable

Coconut balls

Q 150  + 10% service

Poppadums & chutneys courtesy of Antigua Curry Club

Biryani is a rice-based dish made with spices, rice (usually basmati) and chicken, lamb, fish, eggs or vegetables.

The name is derived from the Persian word beryā(n) which means "fried" or "roasted". Biryani was believed to have been invented in the kitchen of Mughal Emperors. It is very popular in the Indian subcontinent and is a key element of the South Asian cuisine.  Hyderabad, Malabar, Delhi/Agra, Kashmir, Kolkata, lucknow and Lahore  are the main centres of biryani cuisine.

The difference between biryani and pullao is that while pullao may be made by cooking the items together, biryani denotes a dish where the rice (plain or fried) is cooked separately from the thick sauce. The curry and the rice are then brought together and layered, resulting in a dish of the contrasting flavours of flavoured rice (which is cooked separate with spices) and intensely flavoured sauce and meat or vegetables. This separation is partly of necessity: the proportion of meat/vegetables to the rice is high enough to make biryani a one-dish meal, and the cooking time of each of the main ingredients is significantly different from each other. In a properly made biryani, the final dish is dry or minimally moist, with the individual rice grains separate, as opposed to a risotto, where the rice is of a creamy consistency. However, many biryani recipes call for the rice to be cooked for three-quarters of the usual time, followed by layering with the meat/vegetable base, and then a final slow-steaming until fully done: this approach allows the flavors to blend somewhat.

The Antigua Curry Club is looking for several more curry eaters   there may be two or more memberships available for resale.  If you know anyone who may be interested, please tell them to call our India Call Center at 7832-8466 or e-mail

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