A Homegrown Guide To The Best Biryani Spots In Kolkata

A Homegrown Guide To The Best Biryani Spots In Kolkata
(siddhant gupta) cooktube.in

In Kolkata, whether you are in any fancy restaurant serving Mughlai or Awadhi cuisine or at a street food shop, if you ask for a plate of biryani you will be surely served a dish full of flavorsome rice with a piece of meat and a big, boiled potato. A boiled egg, along with it, is optional, varying from place to place or whether you ask for it or not. Yes, that is the certificate of authenticity for Kolkata biryani—a dish that has evolved here and retained its popularity for over 150 years.

Let us explore the best places in Kolkata to try out this wonderful cuisine:

I. Aminia

Address: 6A S.N. Banerjee Road, near New Market, Kolkata

Aminia has seven branches in the city. It is hard to miss this popular restaurant.

You will be lured inside by the aroma and once inside, you won’t be disappointed. It is a local hotspot for mutton biryani. It has other good quality food and an excellent ambiance at pocket-friendly prices. Their vegetarian biryani also deserves an honorable mention.

II. India Restaurant

Address: 34 Karl Marx Sarani, Kidderpore, Kolkata-700023

This restaurant is frequented by foreigners for its authentic ‘Indianness’ as the name suggests. Their extensive menu will satiate your taste buds. Make sure to include the kachi biryani when your place your order.

III. Manzilat’s

Address: Plot-I, Phase-III, Kasba Industrial Estate, Behind Ruby Hospital Area, Kolkata

The experience at Manzilat’s is less of a restaurant and more of dining at someone’s house. One personal chef cooks and serves all of the food to you. It is easily one of the best places to enjoy biryani in Kolkata. Expect friendly service with light banter and laughter. The owner is a wonderful woman with royal ancestry. Make sure to book a seat at least a couple of weeks in advance to avoid disappointment.

IV. Dada Boudir Hotel Restaurant

Address: 1 Ghosh Para Road | Barrackpore, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700002, India

This restaurant has a compact space serving the cheapest Biriyani in Kolkata. The portion sizes are large, and the food quality is excellent. Locals throng the place throughout the day. You’ll be licking your fingers clean after every dish. Not surprising that this place becomes very busy but it is certainly worth the wait.

V. Oudh 1590

Address: 23B, Deshapriya Park Road, Opposite Carmel Primary School, Kalighat, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700029, India

Like Aminia, Oudh 1590 has branches all over Kolkata, and you’re sure to stumble upon one of them. It is more than simply another restaurant with good biryanis. The experience here is aimed to transport you back in time to 1590 to enjoy authentic Oudh cuisine. It is an ideal place to enjoy ‘period dining. A must-try on your food order should be the Awadhi Biriyani.

VI. Arsalan

Address: Marina Garden Court, 191 Park Street, Kolkata 700017

Last but not least is the renowned Arsalan restaurant. It has three branches and is a biriyani lover’s hotspot. It is slightly expensive but the quality of the food gives value for your money. Many different types of biriyani are served here but their Hyderabadi Biriyani is the most famous. With a friendly atmosphere and good ambiance, this is a must-try when it comes to biriyani in Kolkata.

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