Top 5 Biryani places in Bangalore
By Staff Reporter | Published: September 03 2010
The flavors of spices tossed with grains of rice make Biryani one of the favorite dishes in Bangalore. While most roadside stalls and restaurants have variants of this delicacy on their menu, here's a list of top 5 Biryani places in Bangalore.
Biryani, biriani, or beriani is a set of rice-based foods made with spices, rice (usually basmati) and meat, fish, eggs or vegetables. The name is derived from the Persian word which means "fried" or "roasted". Biryani was brought to the Indian Subcontinent by Muslim travelers and merchants. Local variants of this dish are not only popular in South Asia but also in Arabia and within various South Asian communities in Western countries.
The spices and condiments used in biryani may include but are not limited to: ghee, cumin, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves, coriander, mint leaves, ginger, onions, and garlic. The premium varieties include saffron. For a non-vegetarian biryani, the main ingredient that accompanies the spices is the meat—beef, chicken, goat, lamb, fish or shrimp. The dish may be served with dahi chutney or Raita, korma, curry, a sour dish of eggplant (brinjal) or a boiled egg. The difference between biryani and pullao is that while pullao may be made by cooking the items together, biryani is used to denote a dish where the rice (plain or fried) is cooked by Kayvan. The curry and the rice are then brought together and layered resulting in a dish of the contrasting flavours of unflavored rice and intensely flavored sauce and meat or vegetables. Here's a list of top 5 biryani places in Bangalore.
Mani’s Dum Biryani
This unpretentious space used to be Cafe Aarogya not all that long ago, peddling food that was good for you. Now it's serving up goodness of another kind — satisfying fare in large portions and very down-to-earth prices. No wonder it's packed with people looking for value-for-money meals. Mani's Dum Biryani, so called because it's Chef Mani who mans the kitchen, has a small menu of biryani, paratha and dal combos and side orders of kebabs. The biryani is, of course, the thing to order here. Small eaters should opt for the 'cutting' which is a smaller portion. A tasty salan is served alongside. The cutting portion of the chicken biryani is priced at Rs 59, the mutton at 69.
Where: 88, K.K.Centre, Jyoti Nivas College Road, Koramangala. Phone: 41273705
Savoury restaurant on Mosque Road in Frazer Town may not seem appealing in terms of décor. There is a simplicity around it that makes you wonder what makes it click. Savoury serves authentic Arabic food along with North Indian, South Indian, Kerala, Hyderabadi and Chinese cuisines. Biryani and Arabic food are a specialty here; the biryani served here comes with less oil and is less heavy. It is not very spicy either. The ideal time to drop in is between 7.30 PM and 9 PM when the crowd is marginally less and it’s easy to find seating. The restaurant is open from 10.30 AM to 10.30 PM and it has ample parking space.
Where:56, Mosque Road, Frazer Town. Phone: 25490736, 57739230
Khazana Food Paradise
Khazana, in the Richmond Town area is known as the king of cheap and best biryani. They are meant for the hardcore biryani junkie or the inveterate foodie who does not care much about ambience or the hygiene quotient. They serve chicken biryani (Rs. 60), egg biryani (Rs. 48). The quantity of serving is ample and a plate has four to five pieces of chicken. Amongst the biryani varieties served here, beef biryani is really popular. The restaurant also serves other delicacies like beef kalimirchi and beef button kabab which is a favourite among the regulars. You can drop in for lunch and dinner anytime between 11 AM and 11 PM.
Where:Wellington Street, Near Johnson Market, Richmond Town. Phone: 66287281
Lazeez Restaurant in Koramangala is all about the food: great biryani, and hearty rolls. Along with the biryani varieties the menu card boasts of exciting side-eats ranging from mutton and chicken to seafood. The meat in the rolls is nicely roasted and is filling, and the paneer and egg rolls are also very tasty. If you’re especially hungry ask for the double-egg-double-chicken roll it’s quite a handful and will fill you up. The biryani is fantastic perfectly cooked, mildly spiced rice and succulent chunks of well-marinated mutton Mughlai biriyani at its best. . It serves mutton biryani (Rs. 100) and chicken biryani (Rs. 90) which are a blend of Hyderabadi and Mughlai recipes. Not really a place where you can sit down to enjoy your meal, its best to order and take home. The restaurant is open from 12 PM to 11 PM.
Where: 5th Block, KHB Colony, Near Jyoti Nivas College, Below Regal Driving School, Koramangala. Phone: 25084621
Samarkand restaurant Bangalore with it's cave like theme charms you with its interiors. At Samarkand restaurant they serve food hailing from Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Samarkand etc. Samarkand Bangalore's menu not only has a thumbnail detail of the dishes but also history about the rulers hailing from these places. Some of the dishes seved are naan Baluchistan, Peshwari Chicken and Lucknowi Galawati Kabab and authentic Biryani from the northern part of India. This Afghani joint has biriyani lovers coming in hoards from all over the city. They have an amazing biryani/kabab combination that you can relish on. We recommend this as an ideal place for family dining and it is open from 12 PM to 10.30 PM.
Where:Gem Plaza, 66, Infantry Road, Tasker Town, Shivaji Nagar. Phone: 41113366