What spices are used to make Hyderabadi Biryani?

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Hyderabadi biryani is popular in India and all over the world. People from different places in India and abroad come to Hyderabad to taste biryani. There are many varieties of biryani that can be found in different hotels of Hyderabad. 

Hyderabadi Biryani stands out among others because of the spices and ingredients used in these biryanis.

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The common spices used are:

  • Green cardamom
  • Black cardamom
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Black pepper seeds
  • Cloves
  • Turmeric powder
  • Red chili powder
  • Bay leaves
  • Cumin seeds
  • Coriander powder
  • Garam masala

Other ingredients include raw papaya, ghee, and saffron along with good quality chicken or mutton, and Basmati rice.

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