Kolkata Biriyani

Kolkata biriyani  The words in themselves arouse a shahi, nawabi yet beloved feeling with which every resident of Kolkata is quite familiar with.  Biriyani in the city of joy is almost like a religion. Now, we know that we might get killed about this nonsense talk, because there have been multiple debates over the origin of Kolkata Biriyani. But hey, please spare a few minutes and read this. Whenever we are sad, or depressed or feel stuck in any situation, we take the help of religion. So here are our top favorite biriyani joints in Kolkata.

1. So tops the list is Dada Boudir Hotel, in barrackpore. Despite having an old looking storefront and a generic name, this place surely blew our minds at the first go. The aroma of their freshly make biriyani alone can make you drool if you are standing in the long queue to book yourself a seat. Yeah, that the only thing which will console you to keep standing. Our hot picks are mutton biriyani, chicken biriyani, chaap, and their other Indian dishes. The mutton is of the melt in your mouth kind, and beware of the quantity! Its huge.
  2. If you are a beef lover, then Zam Zam located in Beniapukur, is the perfect choice for you. Its one of the very few places that serve Beef Biriyani and Beef Bhuna in Kolkata. However, if you are not a keen lover of beef then their chicken and mutton biriyani are equally delicious.

3. If you want to experience a little spicy variant of the Kolkata biriyani, then  can be a great option for you. Located in Ballygunge,  this restaurant serves the mildly flavoured Kolkata biriyani with a bit of more spices along with a cozy dining ambience and a wide array of their delicious kebabs which are definitely worth trying. Our favorites are barra kebab and mutton shami kebabs.
4. If you are looking for a biriyani joint in a fine dining restaurant then Kareem’s, in Salt lake is the best place to go. Here the biriyani is prepared in Awadhi style and the Murg Tikka Dum Biriyani and Gosht Dum Biriyani are their signature dishes. The Dum ki chaap, Gosht kakori kebab and Murg Tangri Kulfi kebabs are the perfect side dish to an already perfect biriyani. This restaurant is also popular for its variety of biriyani for Bengalis, the Kolkata style biriyani with aloo ( potato) and Dim(egg).
5. Just for anyone out there who does not like aloo in biriyani, the  Royal Indian Hotel, in Barabazar market might be a go to option for you. This place has been serving delicious biriyani since the 1905, and their Royal Mutton biriyani is an all time favorite
If anyone is wondering why we did not mention Aminia Arsalaan, its because we personally think that their quality and quantity has decreased over time. However it’s a personal opinion and if you love them, then go ahead. Alas! We were an Aminia lover , once upon a time.

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