So. It was with usual honour that we attended her son’s birthday celebrations, this time in a park close to West Finchley. The sun rose to the occasion, the cider (or cidre) was present, the cricket set was well used.
Poornima served up a fine Biryani along with salad and Dahl. I’m not here to appraise the salad (!) or the Dahl – but I don’t usually like Dahl – but this was tasty, light and provided the perfect compliment to the Biryani.
So onto the Biryani. It was a combination of caramelised onions, rice, cubed potato, tender and flavoursome meat and a pure flavour overload. In each mouthful you got at least two of the flavours mentioned above, but each bite was slightly different – but equally good. The dryness/moisture ratio was exceptional and with the potato cubes, salad and Dahl, it was all bought together in a succulent dish which forced me to have four portions.
So, what have I learnt today? Firstly, don’t ever agree to write blog posts whilst under the influence of Cidre. Secondly, stick to subjects I’m knowledgeable about, such as food. I enjoy eating it, so why not write about it. And I really, really enjoyed this Biriyani.