Bhubaneswar: Biryani always makes for a perfect lunch, dinner or even brunch partner. The long-grained rice, mixed with a multitude of spices, requires the hand of an artist to be perfected. It boils down to how the rice is made, how it is seasoned and how long the chicken absorbs the flavours on dum.
Follow us on a journey to discover some leading joints for biryani in Bhubaneswar.
If you are looking for a reasonably-priced plate of biryani, you should check Dada Biryani in Tamando. The chicken pieces are all well-soaked in the rich gravy masala sauce and it is extremely soft. The raita served is also refreshing. “The biryani I had here was tantalizing on the taste buds. After tasting some Dum Biryani at Paradise of Hyderabad and Tunday Kababi of Lucknow, I still say with a sense of comfort this is the best ever biryani I have had in any Indian restaurant,” stated regular customer Chandan Sahu.
Address: Tamando, Bhubaneswar
Business hours: 11 am – 3.30 pm (daily)
Biryani By Kilo
Biryani By Kilo (BBK) is a unique chain that promises every order is made fresh and it takes 90 minutes to do so. The company believes that Biryani is the biggest food services & delivery category in India. It claims to be using the best ingredients including one of the most expensive brands of rice specially aged around 2 years, spices handpicked from Kerala, and most stringently selected meats & vegetables for its Biryanis & Kebabs.
“Apart from this, BBK uses world-class technologies, processes & systems to give the best quality, standardization, hygiene & convenience to customers and the ability to order online or through call centre,” said Abdul, a worker at BBK. It is available online via Swiggy, Zomato and its own platform.
One of the places that vouches for healthy ingredients such as virgin sunflower oil. “We add no artificial essence or flavouring. You will not get acidity ever by eating our biryani,” says Affroz Alam, a man who left a lucrative career in medicine sales to pursue his biryani passion. The biryani takes 2.5 to 3 hours, informed Alam.
The chicken here is indeed one of the softest we had, and the rice always feels fresh and aromatic.
He has two locations in town, one in front of Reliance Fresh in Unit-4 and a new outlet near ITER college in Jagamara.
This is one of the most crowded places in Unit-4. The biryani here is quite popular and the quantity is great. If you are visiting Sizzler, do try other dishes such as kebabs, rolls and spicy Indian dishes. Sizzler is known for its quick service and ‘masaledar‘ food.
Address: Unit 4, Beside KiTchen City, Bhubaneswar – 1.
Business hours: 12 noon – 11 pm (daily)
Biriyani Box claims to use the best ghee and offers a wide range of biryani options including keema versions. The veg biriyani here has plenty of takers. The prices are pretty affordable as well.
Address: 242, Lewis Rd, Rajarani Colony, Rajarani Temple, Bhubaneswar and KIIT Road, Bhubaneswar.
Business hours: 12 noon – 10 pm (daily)
Curry Leaf The Kitchen
It is said that Mughlai chicken biryani and Kebab biryani are hard to cook well because you have to go through a long process of simmering the sauce to make sure every ingredient is perfectly cooked. Curry Leaf the Kitchen claims to have aced this recipe, and is well known for their Mughlai chicken.
“A single platter can be shared by two persons and it gives a best treat to the taste buds.” said Sushma, a regular customer.
Address: C40, Ground Floor, In front of BMC Bhawani Mall, Bhubaneswar
Business hours: 11.30 am – 11 pm (daily)
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