Handi Biryani gets its name from the vessel in which it is cooked - Handi. A handi is a deep, wide-mouthed cooking vessel that is used to cook specific dishes in northern Indian, Pakistani and Bengali cuisine. Handi Biryani is also known as 'Royal biryani'. This vegetarian Handi Biryani uses the technique of traditional meat-based biryani and is made in a pot with vegetables and spices packed in.
The fresh ingredients for Handi Biryani - tomato, onion, capsicum, carrot, cauliflower and french beans - are blended with tangy Indian spices like ginger, garlic, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom.
The pot is covered with a fitting lid and the edges are sealed tightly with dough in order to retain the flavour and prevent from escaping. Only excess steam is let out.