There are seldom foodie dishes that arouse one’s curiosity to unknown corners of one’s palate and have the potential to make you travel far and wide in search of the city’s finest. We talk of nothing other than the heavyweight champion of the foodie world – BIRYANI! Here’s a list of 5 biryani places in Delhi which you must visit to satisfy your hunger for biryani: –
1. Hotel Malabar
In the bylanes of Julaina, a small locality right opposite New Friends Colony lies a clean and decent restaurant serving coastal food. Run by a Keralite, this place serves one of the most diverse biryanis ever sighted on any menu. Apart from their special Kappa Biryani, there’s Fish Biryani, Prawn Biryani and a beef and chicken variant too.
Where: Hotel Malabar – 37A, Sarai Julaina, Opp Escort Hospital, New Friends Colony
2. Madina Chicken Corner
For all food enthusiasts, the area of Zakir Nagar has replaced Delhi 6 as the to-go place for the ultimate street food when it comes to kebabs, kormas, and biryanis. So our first destination could be none other than Madina Biryani which has caught this part of Delhi by storm! Arif Qureshi, the man behind the name, proudly talks about his Chicken and Beef Biryani and how adding Haleem to it (calling it Daleem Biryani) makes him remember the biryani sold in the Muslim-dominated Western belt of UP. We couldn’t agree more as we washed down an entire plateful of saffron-clad, fragrant ‘Badey ki biryani’!
Where: Madina Chicken Corner – Near Jama Masjid, Zakir Nagar, Okhla
3. Matka Pir Biryani
For as long as we can remember, Babu Shahi Bawarchi has been dishing out the most divine Chicken Biryani day in and day out. From a small makeshift shop in the compound of Dargah Matka Pir, he makes this biryani that’s worth crossing hurdles for! With huge marinated chicken pieces, this biryani is another example of how street food beats restaurants by miles when it comes to authenticity.
Where: Matka Pir Biryani – 5, Darga Matka Peer, Pragati Maidan
4. Dil Pasand Biryani Point
Mohd Tofiq wouldn’t ever have, in his dreams, thought of becoming this famous when he started with only Badey Ki Biryani (beef), but a small shop tucked away deep in the bylanes of Chitli Qabar is enough to demand respect for us to include it in a list of Delhi’s finest. Huge boneless beef pieces, pickled rice, their special raita and lots of onion garnishing is what made us his fans for life! We strongly recommend a visit to this place if you ever plan on an exploration of Delhi 6!
Where: Dil Pasand Biryani Point – 735, Haveli Azam Khan, Chitli Qabar Chowk, Jama Masjid
5. Andhra Bhawan
Its no secret that the Andhra Bhawan Canteen serves their special Hyderabadi Dum Biryani only on Sundays and owing to this fact, this place sees hundreds of people within a span of three hours when lunch is served. Their Chicken Biryani is served with an egg on top, and no extra color is added to the rice to keep it simple, classy and as lip-smacking as ever!
Where: Andhra Bhawan Canteen, Feroze Shah Road
The plethora of options for biryani is unending and so are the types of biryanis available all over India. The type of emotion a biryani generates has made us outline these go-to places for one of the best biryanis in town. Do try them and thank us later!
Source: So Delhi