On hearing ‘kholdaar machli biryani’ a Hindi speaking or understanding person will immediately visualize a whole fish biryani but only an Urdu speaker can know that kholdaar machli means lobster. Interesting, isn’t it?
Biryani has been in the traditional cookbook of Mughal and Nizami region for generations. There are majorly two kinds of this rice dish – pakki (cooked) wherein the cooked meat and cooked rice are layered; and kacchi (raw), which requires the raw rice, and raw marinated to be layered and cooked together.
The one that we’re going to make here is a typical kacchi biryani so the lobster and rice are cooked together. So lets get our spices and couldrons ready for some delicious biryani making!