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Express Biryani Feast empire-biryani
Express Biryani Feast empire-biryani
Express Biryani Feast empire-biryani
Express Biryani Feast empire-biryani
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Express Biryani

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For Empire Biryani’s express menu, choose between lamb shank and egg or seafood biryani.

To make the lamb and egg biryani, the team marinates British lamb shank from Butcher & Edmonds overnight in a robust blend of spices. It’s then slow-braised for six hours until tender and placed onto layers of saffron-scented rice; soft, caramelised onions; and a richly spiced sauce made from the lamb braising liquor. Boiled eggs are also added for extra richness and texture before the dish is sealed with a puff pastry lid.

“For our seafood biryani, we use wild, Sussex-caught sea bass, scallops from Rye Bay and black prawns, which we poach with black pepper, fennel seeds and saffron,” explains Harneet. The seafood is layered with rice, onions and a spiced sauce made with the seafood poaching liquid, before being topped with a pastry lid. “Giving the ‘dum’ (the pastry seal), is such an important step in making our biryanis,” explains Harneet, “it means everything can steam, allowing all the flavours inside to marry together.”

Each biryani is accompanied by the restaurant’s creamy, New Delhi-style dahl makhani, made with black lentils, aromatic spices, tomato and cream.