Hyderabad: KT Rama Rao, IT and Industries Minister joined the ‘Battle of Biryanis’ after NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant termed Thalassery fish biryani as best biryani of the world.
Earlier, Amitabh Kant tweeted: “The best biryani in the world is Thalassery fish biryani from Paris restaurant. It’s made using short-grained local rice with white aikora or kingfish also known as king mackerel in Thalassery (Kerala). It’s awesome & beats all other biryanis by miles”.
Reacting on the views expressed by Kant, KT Rama Rao tweeted, “All bragging rights on best biryani in the world belong rightfully to Hyderabad Amitabhji. Dare I say that the rest are only poor imitations.
Even UNESCO recognised our gourmet culture recently & conferred the title of ‘creative city of gastronomy’; https://en.unesco.org/creative-cities/events/unesco-designates-66-new-creative-cities”.
Soon after the tweets went viral, several people of Kerala supported the views expressed by Kant whereas, Hyderabadis ask him to taste ‘Hyderabadi biryani’.