According to Vah Reh Vah, biryani is the most popular food in India. Biryani is a spiced rice dish that is somewhat similar to Chinese fried rice, often incorporating a wide range of vegetables and meats.
While today it is an Indian dish, biryani originated in Turkey and was brought to India by travelers during the Mughal Empire. It is made with all types of meats, including chicken, fish, game meat and mutton. Vegetarian or vegan households may eat meatless biryani with either eggs or vegetables as the main ingredient. The spices used vary depending on the region of India.