CEDAR RAPIDS - When you want something done, sometimes you have to do it yourself.
That's why Sonali Revankar decided to open Persis Biryani Indian Grill in northeast Cedar Rapids in July; she wasn't finding the Indian dishes she craved nearby and thought that should change.
'I love food. I'll go anywhere for good food,” she said. 'But if I wanted to find authentic food, I had to go out of town.”
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Persis Cedar Rapids
Specifically, she wanted dum biryani. Biryani is a rice dish mixed with meat, vegetables and spices, but there are different varieties across South Asia. Dum biryani is a specialty of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. At Persis, the ingredients are slowly cooked together in an enclosed pot, and the dish is topped with crispy fried onions and served with a slice of lemon and a hard boiled egg.
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