It's not a rice varietal that you find easily outside the Malabar region (even in supermarkets in Kochi) and according to Abida most of this rice is specially grown for the Mopplah community outside Kerala. I still remember the biryani I sampled at Paragon, it looked quite innocuous but the flavours started to slowly unravel like a well-written thriller.
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About Ashwin RajagopalanI am the proverbial slashie - a content architect, writer, speaker and cultural intelligence coach. School lunch boxes are usually the beginning of our culinary discoveries.That curiosity hasn’t waned. It’s only got stronger as I’ve explored culinary cultures, street food and fine dining restaurants across the world. I’ve discovered cultures and destinations through culinary motifs. I am equally passionate about writing on consumer tech and travel.