World Biryani Day [11th October]

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Oct 11, 2022, 14:28

World Biryani Day is observed on 11th October every year to celebrate one of the most cherished, delicious, and flavorful dishes in the world, Biryani. Made with long basmati rice, tempered with all the right spices and chunks of meat, Biryani is loved, especially in India and other South-East Asian and Middle-Eastern countries. World Biryani Day is about admiring this tasty recipe and indulging in eating this dish.

Every region in India has its own unique biryani recipe, such as Lucknowi biryani, Hyderabadi biryani, Sindhi biryani, Malabar biryani, etc. Know more about World Biryani Day, its theme, history, significance, and the different types of biryani here.

World Biryani Day 2022

World Biryani Day is celebrated with much enthusiasm all around the world. On this day, people relish the comforting flavors of different types of biryanis. However, this day is not just about appreciating biryani but also understanding its rich history and its other complexities. World Biryani Day celebrates not only a dish but also cuisine and pays tribute to those who created this recipe.

Event Name

World Biryani Day

Celebrated On

11th October every year

Observed In

All around the world


To celebrate the diverse and flavorful dish, biryani.

World Biryani Day 2022 Theme

World Biriyani Day is an occasion celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm by gastronomes and biryani lovers. Although this day is an annual observance, there is no specific theme decided for biryani day. People keep the celebrations simple and share biryani with their family or friends. Some people also go out to try new biryanis and check out biryani-related events, if any.

What is Biryani?

Biryani is a rice-based dish made with long-grain basmati rice, which is slow-cooked with many different spices. Typically, some type of meat is added to the rice, but the dish can also be cooked with a meat-alternative vegetarian ingredient. On World Biryani Day, equip yourself with some more information about biryani here:

  • Biryani is one of the most popular dishes in South Asia, including in India, Malaysia, Thailand, and Iraq.
  • This dish originated among the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent.
  • Similar dishes to biryani also originated in Persia.
  • Biryani is the most delivered food item on the Indian online food-delivery apps.

Types of Biryani

In the Indian subcontinent, there are a lot of different types of biryanis. Every region of the country seems to have adapted the dish into its own version by incorporating spices or ingredients particular to their own cuisine into it. Try out some of the different types of biryani in India to determine the best biryani in India. Here are some of the must-try recipes:

  • Hyderabadi biryani - This is the most popular version of biryani in India. It is made with basmati rice and specially marinated goat meat.
  • Chettinad biryani - Found in Tamil Nadu, this biryani is cooked with ghee and special samba rice and is served with a tangy and spicy goat meat gravy called nenju elumbu kuzhambu.
  • Delhi biryani - In the Mughal era, when Delhi became the capital city of the country, this dish of Mughal origin found its own unique flavors in the capital. Nizamuddin biryani and Shahjahanabad biryani are some of the popular Delhi biryanis.
  • Sindhi biryani - This biryani is fragrant and spicy, and the meat added to it is tender and juicy. Along with the meat, vegetables are also added to this dish.
  • Thalassery biryani - Made with khyma rice mixed with meat, and nuts, this biryani is the exclusive recipe of the Malabar Muslim community from Kerela.

History of Biryani Day

World Biriyani Day originated in India - the country where this dish is extremely popular. Biryani came to India via Persian and Mughal travelers, and quickly became popular. Today, it is the most frequently ordered dish on Indian food delivery apps.

Biryani has a tradition of feasting associated with it. It is a dish that is supposed to be eaten together with family and friends. This dish has a rich culinary as well as cultural history.

Best Places to Eat Biryani in India

This World Biriyani Day, try out world-famous biryani recipes found in different parts of India. Here are some of the best places to eat biryani in the country:

  • Delhi - Nizamuddin, Jama Masjid, Babu Shahi Bawarchi, Al Jawahar.
  • Hyderabad - Hotel Shadab, Paradise Biryani.
  • Bengaluru - Meghana Foods, Nagarjuna.
  • Lucknow - Tunday Kababi, Wahid Biryani, Dastarkhwan.

World Record Events on Biryani Day

Indians are obsessed with biryani, and it officially shows in the Guinness Book of World Records. On 1st March 2008, Kohinoor Foods bagged the world record for the largest biryani. The biryani weighed 14.06 tonnes or 14060 kilograms. No wonder World Biryani Day originated in India. Here are some facts about this world record:

  • It took 60 chefs to work together for over 10 hours to cook the 14.06 tonnes of biryani.
  • It took 3000 kg of basmati rice,1,200 l of oil, 6,000 l of water, 10 kg of spices and herbs, 85 kg of chili peppers, 3,650 kg of vegetables, and 86 kg of salt to make this biryani.
  • When cooked, the biryani was sent away to hundreds of orphanages across the city.

How to Celebrate World Biryani Day

  • Order your favorite biryani and share it with your family and friends.
  • Try a new recipe for biryani.
  • Cook biryani with your family and rejoice in some family time.
  • Feast like the royals used to with biryani and other traditional delicacies served along with it.

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FAQs on World Biryani Day

Q1. When is World Biryani Day?

World Biryani Day is celebrated on 11th October every year. Biryani is the most popular dish in South Asia, with different regions having their own unique recipe for the dish. To celebrate the existence and th versatility of this dish, Biryani day is celebrated will much zeal around the world.

Q2. Why is World Biryani Day celebrated?

World Biryani Day is celebrated to relish the much-loved and most popular dish of South Asia, biryani. This day is a celebration of the dish itself and is observed by people trying different types of biryanis or simply having their own regular biryani with family and friends.

Q3. What is the theme of World Biryani Day?

World Biryani Day is celebrated without a theme. There is no specific theme for this year’s biryani day. This day is a simple celebration of the popular dish. On this day, people visit biryani festivals, participate in various challenges, etc., while others just share their favorite biryani with their friends or family.

Q4. Who started World Biryani Day?

The celebration of World Biryani Day originated in India as the dish is immensely popular in the country. In fact, biryani is the most ordered food item online on Indian food delivery apps. World Biriyani Day is celebrated annually on 11th October.

Q5. What are the different types of biryani?

On World Biryani Day, people can try out the different types of biryani in India, which include Hyderabadi biryani, Lucknowi biryani, Delhi biryani, Thalassery biryani, Sindhi biryani, Chettinad biryani, Andhra biryani, and more.