Biryani is our all-time favourite and if something is missing, our sentiments are quite disturbed. To avoid all of that, we share this awesome list of the finest Biryanis in Pune, some of which are totally unique and you would not find them anywhere else in the city except at these few places.
Jamawali Biryani, The Pavillion, Senapati Bapat Road
Jamawali is located inside the Food court of the Pavilion mall and surely fetches more footfalls when eating Biryani and Kebabs is concerned.
The Murgh Awadhi Biryani and the Gosht Dum Biryani are the 2 speciality Biryanis which you can not miss, the tender meat and chicken are really next to perfect and the long grain Basmati Rice are well cooked. Vegetarians can try the Mushroom and Soya Biryani which replicates the texture of meat well. All Biryanis are priced in the range of Rs. 220 and Rs. 300 and the portion size is shareable amongst 2 people.
One of the finest options to eat a delicious Biryani is this place that is outright fancy. The in-house North Indian restaurant at Conrad continues to charm the guests with its delish and authentic preparations. The Awadhi Dum cooked Murgh or Gosht Biryani is totally worthy of the experience, the quality of meat is great and the service of the restaurant is nice. The rice is cooked with whole spices so the flavours are well pronounced and the better part is that those spices are not left in the biryani, so it is a great way to eat and not bother about the whole spices coming on your palate.
Mystic Masala, Blue Diamond, Pune
It offers a whole range of North Indian and Maharashtrian food on the menu. Talk about the Biryani, the meat and chicken are marinated with yogurt overnight so they are packed with flavour and not too overdone because the yogurt helps them balance it. The long-grain rice are well cooked and the price that you pay here is surely the best, considering it is a star hotel after all. Great way to pair the meal with the housemade Zeera Raita that matches really well with the Biryani.
Savya Rasa, Koregaon Park, Pune
Tired of the North Indian and Mughlai Biryanis in town, Savya Rasa is a saviour for you. They have the widest range of Biryanis and they are all cooked South Indian style. There is some good flavour on the biryani that replaces the faux colour that might please your eyes but the taste is surely there to please your soul.
The Kongu Mutton Biryani and the Thalassery Meen Biryani are the 2 biryanis you can not miss. The Mutton Biryani is cooked Kongu style and served alongside a Coconut Pachedi. The Meen Biryani is made with special Kerala short-grain rice unlike any other Biryani and the Fish is perfectly cooked, tender and smooth on the palate.
Saundarya Garden, Hinjewadi, Pune
Apart from the Murgh and Mutton Biryani, they have a classy Seafood Biryani that comes with a mix of Prawns and some fish. The flavour of Prawns is very prominent and you guys will end up eating a little more than you must have.
The flavours are very well balanced and the spice levels are minimal so it helps the seafood flavour to shine through.
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Mosaic, Crowne Plaza Pune City Centre, Pune
This is another restaurant which tags under some fine dining restaurants with a rational hole in your pocket. The Biryanis here taste great and the portion sizes are quite large, good enough for 3 people to share. The pricing of the Biryanis is really the plus point as they are all priced in the range of Rs. 500 and Rs. 650. Now, that is a great price to pay for a biryani that comes with bells and whistles of a star hotel.
Manish has been a Food Photographer, Stylist, Consultant and a Pastry Chef for a long time. His experiences with travel have inspired him to write about food, cultures, cuisines & experiences across the world. He has had his own E-Magazine in the past and some notable contributions to The Times Group and a few other publications. He is massively inspired by the Indian produce of Coffee & Theobroma Cacao, something that he loves to promote and talk more about.