Goat biryani – an Indian layered rice dish – at Touch Nine in Irving. With explosive grown in North Texas' Asian Indian immigrant population comes a plethora of new Indian restaurants. 

Goat biryani – an Indian layered rice dish – at Touch Nine in Irving. With explosive grown in North Texas' Asian Indian immigrant population comes a plethora of new Indian restaurants. 

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A few weeks ago I wrote about a slew of new Indian restaurants opening in North Texas, coinciding with astonishing growth in the region's population of  Asian Indian immigrants. To put it another way, North Texas is going biryani-crazy, as many of the new restaurants specialize in the classic layered rice dish. 

Tabla

Now Culture Map reports that Srinivas Kommineni and a partner have opened Tabla.

Tabla, a mini-chain with two restaurants in California, has a section on its online menus called "Biryani corner," offering nine iterations of the dish. Prices range from $7.99 – for a vegetable dum biryani –  to $9.99 – for special Vijayawada special biryani, a Tabla special Ullavacharu biryani or goat dum biryani, served only on Wednesday and Friday.  Dum is a Hyderabad style in which the biryani is steamed in a pot sealed with dough.

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