5 Best Places to Have Biryani in Delhi
Biryani is something very few can hate. Everyone loves biryani. But it can be difficult to find authentic yet pocket-friendly biryani in Delhi. People can be quite skeptical about biryani. Awadhi, Hyderabadi, Moradabadi – the more kinds you have, the more difficult it is to decide which one you like better. But one thing you will know for sure – you are a fan of biryani. If you don’t want to exert yourself in search of biryani, you can also order it from Faasos under the special Faasos offers to avail great discounts on it. Here are five best places to gorge on biryani in Delhi.
Best places to eat biryani :
- Biryani paradise, Connaught place
- Muradabadi Shahi Biryani, Nizamuddin
- Dilpasand Biryani, Chitli Qabar, Old Delhi
- Kolkata Biryani House, CR Park
- Dumpukht, ITC Maratha
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Biryani Paradise, Connaught Place
If you are a fan of Hyderabadi Biryani, this is your place. Apart from the Paradise Special Biryani, try the Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani and the Andhra Chicken Fry. One full portion is enough for two. And it comes with bowls of raita and Mirchi Ka Salan (green chilli curry). There is also the option to order extra chicken or mutton with the Biryani. The saffron, coriander leaves, lemon and fried onions along with perfectly cooked rice is a real treat. Average price for two is Rs 700. So it is easy on the pocket too.
Muradabadi Shahi Biryani, Nizamuddin
The row of biryani stalls in Nizamuddin, with bright green and red LED lights offer hot biryani out of huge copper pots. This biryani albeit masala free, is delicious. The meat is cooked with spices and the same water is used to cook the rice that gives the biryani a distinct and special aroma. The tomato chutney that accompanies the rice is the star of the dish. It gives just the right amount of tanginess that the biryani needs. End the meal with Muradabadi special kheer topped with coconut gratings. One kilo chicken biryani costs around Rs 160.
Dilpasand Biryani, Chitli Qabar, Old Delhi
Let go of Kareem this time and try something new in Chandni Chowk for Eid. In the Chitli Qabar chowk of Matia Mahal, turn into Gali Haveli Azam Khan. Ask someone for Toufeeq’s Biryani and you will find a hole in the wall eatery that serves one of the best biryanis in the city. Also known as Dilpasand Biryani, the plate that arrives in front of you has meat that is so tender that it melts in your mouth, a dash of pickle orange-red flavour filled rice. One kilo of biryani costs Rs 120.
Kolkata Biryani House, CR Park
If the advent of Eid brings back memories of the bustling bylanes around Kolkata’s Nakhoda Masjid, then make your way to CR Park to dig into some Calcutta mutton biriyani. Much milder than its southern counterparts when it comes to the spices, this form of biriyani traces its origin back to the Nawabs of Awadh. Nea-rempty coiffeurs of exiled nawabs who settled in Bengal led the cooks to modify the recipe by adding potatoes, an ingredient that gives this dish its unique taste. Less greasy on your fingers, this biryani stands apart due to the addition of attar and kewra and inclusion of potatoes, and sometimes even boiled eggs. Order some Calcutta-style mutton chaap (mutton ribs cooked in spicy gravy) and a bowl of sewaiya (sweet vermicelli) to make the most of your Eid dinner. The starting price of biryanis here is Rs 150 and they only take home delivery orders.
Dumpukht, ITC Maratha
Again from the Awadhi kitchen, ITC Marathas Dum Pukht serves one of the best biryanis. Some say it is the magic of Chef Imtiaz Qureshi who is the grand master chef of Dum Pukht restaurants of ITC hotels. The basmati rice and lamb, simmered with mace, ittar and kewra gives off a fragrance as soon as it leaves the kitchen. Dum Pukht’s biryani has the perfect measure of spice without appearing greasy and heavy. The hint of lemon juice and curd is fascinating and this will be one of the best choices of Eidi lunch you will make. Cost for two at Dum Pukht is around Rs 5,000.
The places mentioned above have the best biryani you will ever get in Delhi that too at an affordable price. It is a very difficult job to find tasty, authentic biryani in such a big city. These places are must for anyone who loves biryani. It can be difficult to choose which biryani to eat and where but these places are the solution to all doubtful questions one can have. These places will definitely not disappoint any biryani lover and you will go back with a full and satisfied belly.