Bamboo Biryani

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Ritu, located in St John’s Wood, London presents an exciting new concept for an Indian restaurant that is unlike the rest. 

Inspired by the six seasons of India, Ritu serves unique dishes rooted in a passion for quality produce along with an exquisite presentation that will undoubtedly transport you to the Indian landscape.

The menu offers a delectable selection of both traditional and modern blends of the seasons, providing an unmatched dining experience infused with distinctiveness and elegance. Whilst the whole menu is packed with incredible dishes, there’s one that deserves a special mention – the Bamboo Biryani. 

Ritu champions the title of serving the only Bamboo Biryani dish in the UK, providing a truly authentic and flavourful experience like no other.

What is a Biryani?

Originally, Biryani is said to have been invented during the Mughal Empire. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s Queen, is reportedly thought to have inspired the dish in the 1600’s. The word “biryani” comes from the Persian word “birian” which translates to “fried before cooking.” Biryani is a quintessentially celebratory dish in India that did not originate in India but in fact, Iran. The dish has of course evolved in India, where it has reaped such a colourful and varied history for hundreds of years. Once a dish for royalty, today the biryani is an extremely popular dish that reflects upon local sensibilities and traditions and has made its way into the heart of Indian cuisine.

You won’t want to miss out on Ritu’s take on the classical Biryani cooked inside bamboo and served on a bamboo stem. You have the choice of chicken or lamb to appease your palate. This masterpiece will create an explosion of flavours that will leave you wanting more.

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Bamboo biriyani