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Biryani is an all-time favourite dish for Indians all over and every place has their own version of this very popular Mughlai dish. It is also such a comfort food which is also rich and is actually a full meal with carbs, protein and even vegetables in this one-pot meal.
Biryanis come in all varieties, with all kinds of proteins, Chicken and Mutton are the most popular Biryanis available but there is also fish, Prawns, Paneer, Soya chunks and vegetable biryanis which are also popular.
With the festival season approaching, let us have a look at the best place for Biryanis in town.
This rooftop restaurant of Fortune Landmark Hotel is one of the best places to have Mughlai food in town. They serve five different types of Biryanis, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian ones. The restaurant has the Motia Biryani which has cottage cheese dumplings in the Biryani. Also, the Kofte Ki Biryani here is a must try.
This five-star hotel is the best place to get tasty and authentic Awadhi Biryanis. Serving Vegetarian, Chicken and Mutton dum biryani, Narmada is the best place to have this favourite dish of the Nawabs. The décor here takes you back to the Lucknow of the Nawabs.
The Citrus Grill restaurant at Lemon Tree Atrium has a good chef who has honed his skills in Hyderabad so he makes one of the best Hyderabadi style dum biryanis in the city. They have both Chicken and Mutton Biryani which is served with Mirchi Ka Salan, the classic Hyderabadi accompaniment along with Raita.
Serving authentic Awadhi cuisine, Awadhpuri located on the posh Prahladnagar Road is one of the best places that offer Awadhi Kachhi Murgh Biryani and Mughlai Gosht Biryani. It is amongst the very few places serving chicken Biryani where the chicken is not pre-cooked.
Located in Hansol, Simran restaurant is amongst the few places where they serve a variety of biryanis using different proteins. They serve Chicken, Mutton, Egg, Fish, Prawns, and Vegetable Biryanis. People flock to this place on the outskirts of the city for its non-vegetarian food.
This newly opened restaurant is the only place where you can find authentic Bengali Biryani, complete with boiled eggs and potatoes in their Chicken and Mutton Biryanis. Located on the NFD Lion Circle it’s a must visit for those looking for Bengal style non-vegetarian food.
This is one of the oldest restaurants in town serving non-vegetarian food. It has authentic Gujarat style Biryani in both chicken and mutton. It also has a vegetable Biryani but Paramount is predominantly a non-vegetarian restaurant.
A published author working on her second book, Sonal worked for many years as a journalist in The Indian Express, The Asian Age and DNA Newspaper where she regularly reviewed restaurants and wrote about food. She worked in Nairobi as a general manager of a group of restaurants in another era. She loves experimenting with food but is also known for her Biryanis and Kababs and even her baking skills. She likes travelling to little known places and if she finds quaint eateries it just makes the trip more fun. Currently based in Ahmedabad, she is happy with the growing awareness of gourmet food in the city.