"Pizza is a word. Biryani is an emotion," a wise soul once wrote on the internet.
Food lovers will vouch for the fact that there are very few dishes that can guarantee you a foodgasm like an aromatic and succulent plate of biryani.
And while there is no sharing when it comes to food, your experience can definitely get a boost if you are eating with people who love food as much as you do.
Keeping this in mind, a Bengaluru businessman has started "Biryani for Life," a meetup group for biryani lovers in the city.
So each month, those interested will get together and try a different variety of biryani at any restaurant in the city.
In its first meetup earlier this month, a group of seven went to Broadway - The Gourmet Theatre in HSR Layout. There, they gorged on bamboo biryani, which is biryani cooked in a raw bamboo log.
Here's a video of how bamboo biryani is made:
"I am foodie and almost everyone loves biryani. I have started other groups, such as the Whitefield Happy Club and The Sunday Club. So I thought of starting a group that could meet and try one different variety of biryani, like Hyderabadi, Ambur, Nawabi and Bamboo, once every month," says Raj Keshavraj, who founded "Biryani for Life."
Of their debut meetup, the 36-year-old says, "It was a nice experience for all of us. There was chicken, mutton and veg biryani too."
Next on their list is Parsi biryani and the meetup is expected to take place in mid-September. And the founder hopes more foodies will join them this time.