People can be quite fussy about biryani. Awadhi, Hyderabadi, Moradabadi – the more kinds you have, the more difficult it is to decide which one you like better. But one thing you will know for sure – you are a fan of biryani. Here are some of the best places to gorge on biryani in Delhi :
1. N. Iqbal Biryani – Nizamuddin
This is probably your best bet to taste Moradabadi biryani in Delhi. Visit the dargah on a thursday evening to offer your prayers and listen to the qawwali. Then proceed to this establishment to enjoy some biryani. The biryani is served with some really hot chutney (exercise discretion, it is actually as hot as it looks).
2. Delhi 6 – Delivers food from Old Delhi
To say that Shibli Anis’s attempt to make the food within the walled city available to those outside it, is an understatement. All you have to do is visit the page and place your order 24 hours in advance. The Pakistani Biryani is much talked about.
3. Kolkata Biryani House – CR Park
People who dig all things Bengali cannot ever have enough of this place. The Kolkata style biryani made with mildly flavored rice, meat and potatoes that this place sells has no other match in the city.
4. Tipu Sultan Biryani – Batla House Bus Stand
From what I have heard and seen, this is the best biryani to be had in this area. Mild on the spice meter, tender chicken chunks and a delicious raita make eating from this place a delight.
5. Al Jawahar – Jama Masjid
There is something about this place. Any dish you pick off the menu, is going to be good. I personally have never been disappointed. Best bet : Mutton biryani.
6. Alkakori Alkauser – Multiple Outlets across Delhi
This place has taken it upon itself to bring the best Lucknowi dum biryani to your doorstep.
7. Andhra Bhawan – Connaught Place
Though the Hyderabadi biryani is available only on Sundays, it is so popular that more than 600 plates sell every day. Undoubtedly the best place to get Hyderabadi biryani.
8. Dil Pasand Biryani – Jama Masjid
If you are a true foodie, you will make the effort of traversing through Gali Kababian Di to reach Dil Pasand Biryani (also you should be a bada eater). The biryani is oily, rich and gives off a rich fragrance of kevda.
9. Babu Shahi Bawarchi – Pragati Maidan
This place was featured on NDTV Goodtimes and that made me go and try. The chicken biryani is recommended. Though they are a little too liberal with oil, the flavors of the dish are good.
10. Abdul Muradabadi – Ganesh Nagar
This is a takeaway which reportedly has amazing food. Opt for the chicken korma and the mutton biryani and bask in the delicious taste.