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What to Serve with Biryani

In India, Biryani is a layered rice dish that comes in various forms. Those aromas fill the house and fill your heart with joy! Let all of you inhale the subtle, comforting tastes so that you can bring the bowl to the center of the table and enjoy it together. If you serve this dish with a few simple accompaniments, this will make a very special meal for your family.

This is why it is exceptionally rare to find just one dish served on its own in India; instead, one will find that Biryani is usually served along with a selection of yogurt and onions, roasted aubergines, or a salad made from onion, carrot, cucumber, and lemons. 

Let everyone help themselves by providing a lot of bowls on the table and letting them choose from them.

So here are The Best 20 Sides That Can be A great side for Biryani.

1. Cucumber Raita

A refreshing Indian spice dish, cucumber raita is made from cucumbers and spices. The purpose of raita may be to cool, but it is also quite tasty on its own or alongside flatbread or chips.

In many cultures, raita is considered a condiment, but it is very different from other condiments such as ketchup or mustard. Often, raita is served alongside curries and kebabs as a way to cool down spicy dishes. Generally, it is served with flatbread, chutneys, and pickles in India as a dip. Other Indian dishes like Biryani may also include it as a side dish.

Grain Bowl With Vegetables
Grain Bowl With Vegetables

2. Grain Bowl With Vegetables

Traditionally, grain bowls are considered completely unstructured dishes, which combine whole grains, brightly colored vegetables, something crunchy, and a protein with a tasty sauce. 

The grain bowl combines all three of these tasty elements in an incredibly delicious way. The salad we made for our guests consisted of crispy tofu, quinoa, carrots, cucumbers, shredded cabbage, freshly crushed peanuts, and a peanut and tahini dressing.

I believe this can be one of the best and easiest sides to make for a Biryani dish.

3. Roasted Winter Vegetables

There is no better side dish for Biryani than this delicious recipe for roasted winter vegetables.

In addition to red onions, sweet potatoes, rutabagas, and more, you can add or substitute other ingredients depending on what’s in season or what you prefer.

To ensure that all the vegetables are cooked evenly, you should make sure that they are all cut to the same size. This will make the dish look better when it is served.

Honey Glazed Baby Carrots
Honey Glazed Baby Carrots

4. Honey Glazed Baby Carrots

There is nothing more elegant than an elegant side dish like baby carrots. It is a perfect accompaniment to meats like ham, pork, chicken, or Indian Biryani. Due to the honey and lemon juice used in this recipe, these flavorful carrots have the perfect balance between sweet and tangy. 

Using just a few ingredients to bring out the best in fresh carrots might not be necessary, but you might need to double the amounts in order to satisfy your family’s ravenous appetite. The best part is that they are vegetarian, and you are able to make them vegan using a simple switch.

Egg Salad Potato Salad
Egg Salad Potato Salad

5. Egg Salad Potato Salad

You can’t go wrong with potato salad and egg salad if you love them. And here is an excellent way to combine the flavors of both in this delicious barbecue side dish. The cookout or party would not be complete without this dish. 

As well as being a great side dish for Biryani, this can also be served as a family meal.

Black Bean and Rice Salad
Black Bean and Rice Salad

6. Black Bean and Rice Salad

The rice salad that is served along with Biryani is made with plenty of chopped fresh vegetables as well as black beans. The dressing for the salad is made of lime juice, cane sugar, and salt, and is a simple and delicious combination. 

If you want to add extra color and flavor to the salad, feel free to add about half a cup of cooked corn kernels.

The food was exceptional! I brought it to a potluck and no food has been gone so quickly in my whole life! It got rave reviews from everyone!!

Cucumber Pineapple Thai Salad
Cucumber Pineapple Thai Salad

7. Cucumber Pineapple Thai Salad

Salads like this are very easy to make and have a gourmet taste to them. In fact, it’s such a tasty and delightful treat that your guests will think you spent hours making it (even though it only takes a few minutes to prepare). 

It is easy to make a delicious salad by tossing pineapple chunks (fresh or canned) with cucumber, green onions, slices of red pepper, and peanuts together in an easy homemade Thai salad dressing, and voilà. You have a delicious, healthy salad that takes you right back to Summer. 

This salad is an excellent side dish for Biryanis, or you can take it to a party for a potluck or barbecue area and it will inevitably be the talk of the party.

Loaded Smashed Potatoes
Loaded Smashed Potatoes

8. Loaded Smashed Potatoes

There is nothing more satisfying than smashed potatoes loaded with toppings! I know it sounds a bit extravagant and over the top for a normal meal, but the potatoes with cheddar cheese, cream cheese, bacon, and cream are the perfect dish to serve for a holiday feast or Sunday dinner with some Biryani.  

Unlike most potato dishes, this one does not require the potatoes to be peeled prior to cooking. With the boiled potatoes, cream cheese, half-and-half, and butter, they are combined and lightly mashed, and they are then layered with bacon, cheddar cheese, and fresh scallions, and they are baked briefly. You’ll be sure to enjoy this deliciously decadent side dish when your guests arrive.

Grilled Pineapple
Grilled Pineapple

9. Grilled Pineapple

It goes without saying that the pineapple has been a symbol of friendship and hospitality for many thousands of years. I can think of no better way to treat your guests than by grilling up a fresh pineapple for them at a barbecue? Pineapple is one of the few fruits that are able to withstand the heat, so it makes sense that they are one of the best fruits to grill. 

Originally from Bangladesh, this recipe has a semisweet, tangy flavor with hints of a floral scent, and it goes well with a classic Biryani dish.

10. Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

The humble head of cauliflower is transformed into an incredibly sweet and spicy treat by a few dried spices and just a bit of sugar. With a little bit of spice and some baking, these tasty cauliflower florets make a healthy side dish for Biryani that tastes delicious. 

You can also use them as a way to promote the consumption of vegetables among spice-loving family members.

11. Blue Cheese Coleslaw

This easy, creamy, crunchy coleslaw salad gets its flavor from the addition of blue cheese, which adds an undeniable punch of flavor. This dish is the perfect side dish to accompany a delicious Indian Biryani or to top pulled pork, hot dogs, or fish tacos in a diner or at a cookout. 

From a powerful cheese like Roquefort to a milder one like Danish Blue, in this recipe, you can use any crumbled blue cheese you desire.

12. Deep-Fried Butternut Squash

Butternut squash bites pair well with spicy, Biryani, with a nice crunchy crust and a tender interior. Perfectly seasoned, they give you a nice crunch and a tender interior. 

I grew up on a diet of tempura vegetables, and I love them just as much today because they are easy to make, crisp, and perfect for snacking and eating all year round.

13. Air Fryer Onion Rings

It may seem that deep-fried onion rings are fattening and calorie-laden, but air-fried onion rings have the same crispy, crunchy goodness without all the fat and calories associated with deep-fried onion rings. 

Then, pair them with Biryani or teriyaki chicken wings to come up with an incredibly mouthwatering dish that will have the entire family asking for more.

14. Brussels Sprouts Dill Salad

Add a side of this crunchy and dilly shaved Brussels sprouts salad to a plate groaning with spice and spiciness from spicily spicy Biryani. 

There is nothing quite as unique or as tasty as this delicious combination of salty, savory, and fresh flavors with aged Pecorino cheese and toasted almond bits scattered throughout.

15. Easy Coleslaw

There are many salads you can make and pack for picnics, potlucks, or when you want to bring along a healthy side dish. Coleslaw is one of them. The coleslaw also goes very well with Biryani. 

Start by shredding and bagging your slaw vegetables, then dressing them either with one of the two delicious dressing options listed here – the creamy dressing, or the vinegary salad dressing with a tangy taste.

16. Stuffed Baked Potatoes

In America, baked stuffed potatoes are known as twice-cooked potatoes or baked potatoes. Baked stuffed potatoes are always a huge hit at game nights and barbecues. In addition to being a delicious side dish for a Biryani or a piping hot bowl of beef chili, they also make a wholesome and satisfying snack. Depending on how you like your pizzas, you can customize them according to your tastes by adding your favorite cheese and toppings to the recipe.

17. Cheesy Green Beans

Make this easy, cheesy, creamy side dish by using either freshly picked green beans or frozen ones that have been thawed. Besides being a good choice for holiday dinners, these beans are a great accompaniment to Biryani, as well. If you would like to offer a fun presentation on your plate, then feel free to combine green and yellow string beans on your plate.

18. Strawberry Spinach Salad

A healthy, elegant, and healthy salad can add some life to your Indian Biryani. In the summer months, strawberries are in season so this can also be served as a picnic dish on Mother’s Day or Easter. To assemble the salad, you simply need baby spinach and red berries of your choice to go along with the simple and delicious dressing made with honey and cinnamon.

Tomato Basil Bruschetta
Tomato Basil Bruschetta

19. Classic Bruschetta

Bruschetta, a classic Italian dish with a rustic, wood-fired flavor, is a delicious alternative to luscious chicken wings. The flavors in this recipe make it a perfect companion to the Biryani that you will be eating in the near future. The preparation and ingredients for this recipe are minimal so that you can spend more time relaxing and enjoying refreshments. 

Adding your own variations to the Italian crostinis by piling them high with canned fish, charcuterie, cheese, olives, or anything else you can find in your pantry will make this a truly unique experience.

20. Buttery Southern Fried Corn

There is nothing better than Southern fried corn during sweet corn season; it is buttery, delicious, and also very healthy. This popular side dish is quick and easy to cook, requiring only four ingredients and 30 minutes to prepare. 

Toss the kernels into a hot pan with butter, salt, and pepper after removing the corn cob from the cob. Follow the directions in the recipe for preparing the corn.