I decided that I wanted to try making my own briyani rice. So, I got some basmati rice from my mum and tried my hand at it. the rice turned out nice, only that I didn't put in enough salt. So, it was a little bland.
I made some mock mutton curry to go along with the briyani and the balance was nice. I thickened the curry with some ground cashews instead of the normal cow's milk. Coconut milk can also be added to the gravy to thicken it and make it richer. However, I think I will add more spices to the rice next time for a more fragrant and spicy.