Bread Kofta Biryani is a perfect vegetarian biryani with the deliciousness of koftas!
I love biryanis and this bread kofta biryani made me realise that vegetarian biryanis are yummy too!
I often claim that veg biryani is a term meant to make vegetarians happy and there is no such thing like that. Its just a modified form of pulao, but then once in a while, a recipe like this comes and proves me wrong 😉
When I first saw this sometime ago in Tarala Dala’s book, it excited me because I love both koftas and biryanis and a combination of that excellent, isnt it 😉 As usual I tweaked the recipe a little to suit what was easy for me.
The bread kofta is a very unusual dish if you ask me. But super easy to make and that is why I loved this recipe. Whether you want to fry them or bake them or just make them in the paniyaram pot is your wish. It tastes equally good whichever way to make them.
And then the biryani. So delicious! I guess I am a bit fan of biryani. I love the traditional meat ones. And the best part I love is the way biryani differs from state to state. While Andhra Pradesh is known for its spicy variety, the Tamil Nadu one is equally yummy. Then of course, you have the Bengali version with potatoes in it and the North Indian version with meat. Sigh, sometimes I feel, I can have biryani every day 🙂
Biryani is traditionally slow cooked. When I watch those documentaries on TV, I am at awe on how people cook their biryanis in traditional pots over the firewood with the dough seals. And I am sure those taste super amazing. I, of course, do prefer an easier way of cooking it. Like this super easy chicken biryani recipe I use often.
Coming back to the bread kofta biryani, here is the simple recipe.