In search of the best biriyani..

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#1 Apr 22nd, 2005, 18:02
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Hi all,

I thought we should have a compendium of restaurants in all cities..where the best biriyani is available.

Here is my list. U can all add to it.

Bangalore - Samarkand, Nandini, Hyderabad
Chennai - Usilampatti, Ponnuswamy, Karaikudi, Malgudi, Anjappar, Banana Leaf
Hyderabad - Paradise

Please add to the list...for other cities in India and else where.
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#2 Apr 22nd, 2005, 18:14
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Nagpur - Babbu Ki Biryani, you'll get at lots of places there but Mominpura is best
#3 Apr 22nd, 2005, 18:15
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Good thread mate.
Delhi - Kake Da Dhaba. I liked a lot.
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Mumbai - Alfa, Andheri West

Nashik - Mazda Cafe, Old Agra Road
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Talking Mughal Kitchens - Delhi ??

Kaushiks,

Thanks for the biriyani joint details in Delhi.

I brother went to Delhi recently, and told me that he went in search of the restaurant where Mughal cooks ( descendants of the cooks who made food for the Moghul royals ) have a restaurant.

It seems they make the best biriyani, kababs et all.

If u know its name, address, pls put that here.
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Hyderabad - Bawarchi, Paradise, Madeena, Basera ... actually there are many more with real good biryanis.

Shoranur railway station

Calicut - Sagar, Lucky
miles to go....

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#7 Apr 22nd, 2005, 18:35
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aztec, I think it should be Kake Da. I will confirm it after talking to some friends. Anyway, most IMers would know about Kake Da. It is popular and it lives up to the name.
#8 Apr 22nd, 2005, 18:38
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its not kake da.
its a very elite restaurant and its review was on TV a few days back
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In Hyderabad:
Paradise ofcourse.
Few of the others (random):
Garden Restaurant (close to Paradise)
Niagara
Azizia
Madina (near Charminar - the original)
The Nizam Club (in my opinion the 'real deal'), if you can find/persuade a member to take you there.
Banjara Darbar
Narmada (a personal favorite)

Many more, only I don't want to go completely crazy right now. Besides I've got too much drool on the key board!

LATER:
Also try the 'Andhra' Biryani or 'Pulau' at one of the Andhra thali restaurants, Abhiruchi, Indu and many more that have opened up in the last couple of years. Yes Hyderabadi Biryani is different from the Andhra one. The Andhra one speaks with a green chilli accent!
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#10 Apr 22nd, 2005, 18:48
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Add this one to your list:

RRR - Ghandi Square, Mysore

The best Chicken Biriyani I've had.
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Calcutta - Aminia, Nizams, and bedwin, Shiraz? and Zeeshan.
Bangalore - You HAVE to try out Biryani Merchant in Castle Street. Fandoo place and Fundoo biryani. check out their website http://www.biryanimerchant.com/ for the history of biryani and the types of biryani and...
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Thanks for the Hyderabad references..
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Thumbs up Chicago Biryani

The best biryani, apart from my own ) would be Gareeb Nawaz on Devon Avenue in Chicago. $4 for lamb and $3 for chicken and lots of it. The best biryani is of course Muslim style biryani.

Biryani is still the food of choice in non-veg weddings in India. Growing up we had a man by the name of Kaluk, who cooked for all our weddings. Man my mouth waters even as I think of him. He would cook it in huge pots over firewood; still the best way to cook it authentically. My fingers can still feel the soreness as we cane together to peel and dice enourmous amounts of garlic and onions. I remember the "debates" as to the proportion of meat to rice; with 50/50 always winning out in the end. (As you well know lamb is expensive in India). And I can still smell the wonderful aroma of biryani cooking in the backyard. And he had a wonderful style of dishing up the plates with the right amount of rice and meat.

Sorry getting nostalgic here but thought some non-Indians would love the inside scoop of a certain kind wedding. Ode to Biryani!
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A must have after Biryani, Khubani-Ka-Meetha and Paan. A great Hyderabadi tradition

Khubani-Ka-Meetha.
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Originally Posted by mr pastry Add this one to your list:

RRR - Ghandi Square, Mysore

The best Chicken Biriyani I've had.

same for me!
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