So, first, let me tell you about the donne briyani, "Donne Biryani is very famous in Bangalore. ”Donne” means big sized cups /bowls made from area nut palm leaf. Also, there is a Biryani Masala Powder recipe which I have already shared, which can be used to prepare chicken pulao or any kind of Veg Dum Biryani or Chicken or Mutton Dum Biryani".
The immediately noticeable differences about the biryani were to do with the rice and the masala. The rice was not the long-grained basmati you find in typical Hyderabadi, Mughlai or Lucknowi biryanis. It was the much shorter grained seeraga samba, a staple of biryani in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. This is much more denser rice that readily absorbs the masala and provides a fuller mouthfeel than basmati biryani. The fact that it does these two things literally results in a mouthful of flavour that immediately surpasses other biryanis. Which brings us to the flavour part.