Bavarian-style Biryani


Bavarian-style Biryani

Bavarian Delight: A Fusion of Indian and Bavarian Flavors

In the realm of Bavarian cuisine, we bring you a unique twist on the classic Indian dish, Biryani. This Bavarian-style Biryani combines the aromatic spices of India with the hearty ingredients and flavors of Bavaria. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey that blends the best of both worlds.

Jan Dec

30 minutes

40 minutes

70 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Low-carb, High-protein, Gluten-free, Dairy-free

Wheat (in sausages), Barley (in beer)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Nut-free


While the original Indian Biryani is known for its vibrant spices and fragrant rice, the Bavarian-style Biryani incorporates traditional Bavarian ingredients and flavors. This adaptation includes the use of Bavarian sausages, sauerkraut, and beer, which add a distinct Bavarian touch to the dish. The spices are also adjusted to complement the Bavarian flavors. We alse have the original recipe for Biryani, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 450 kcal / 1884 KJ
  • Fat: 25g (Saturated Fat: 8g)
  • Carbohydrates: 35g (Sugars: 2g)
  • Protein: 20g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    Rinse the basmati rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes, then drain.
  2. 2.
    In a large pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the soaked and drained rice to the boiling water. Cook the rice until it is 70% cooked, about 7-8 minutes. Drain the rice and set aside.
  3. 3.
    In a separate pan, heat some oil over medium heat. Add the sliced Bavarian sausages and cook until they are browned. Remove the sausages from the pan and set aside.
  4. 4.
    In the same pan, add the chopped onion and cook until it becomes translucent. Add the minced garlic and grated ginger, and cook for another minute.
  5. 5.
    Add the cumin powder, paprika, turmeric, and caraway seeds to the pan. Stir well to combine the spices with the onion mixture.
  6. 6.
    Pour in the Bavarian beer and let it simmer for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  7. 7.
    Add the sauerkraut to the pan and mix well. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  8. 8.
    Gently fold in the partially cooked rice and the browned sausages. Season with salt to taste.
  9. 9.
    Cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is fully cooked and the flavors have melded together.
  10. 10.
    Remove from heat and let the Biryani rest for 5 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork before serving.
  11. 11.
    Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Bavarian sausages — Ensure the sausages are fully cooked before adding them to the Biryani.
  • Basmati rice — Rinse the rice thoroughly to remove excess starch for fluffy grains.
  • Sauerkraut — If you prefer a milder sauerkraut flavor, rinse it under cold water before adding it to the dish.
  • Bavarian beer — Choose a beer with a mild flavor that complements the other ingredients.
  • Caraway seeds — Toasting the caraway seeds before adding them to the dish enhances their aroma.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a spicier version, add a pinch of chili flakes or cayenne pepper.
  • Serve the Bavarian-style Biryani with a dollop of sour cream for added creaminess.
  • Experiment with different types of Bavarian sausages to vary the flavors.
  • If you don't have Bavarian beer, you can substitute it with a light lager or ale.
  • Leftover Bavarian-style Biryani can be refrigerated and enjoyed the next day, as the flavors intensify.

Serving advice

Serve the Bavarian-style Biryani hot as a main course. Accompany it with a fresh green salad or a side of pickles to balance the flavors.

Presentation advice

Garnish the Bavarian-style Biryani with a sprinkle of fresh parsley to add a pop of color. Serve it in a deep dish or a traditional Bavarian-style bowl for an authentic touch.