We are a family of biryani lovers. Even my 6-year old, who is otherwise notorious for her foot habits and eating-time, will slurp up her plate of biryani in a snap. We make them at home, but also greatly relish the ones that are available in restaurants outside. Here’s a list of the 3 best places that sell biryani in Mumbai. And since different regions in India are possessive about their own Biryani taste and flavours, the 3 names shared here, are not in the form of any rank.
Kakori House for the BEST Mughlai Biryani in Mumbai: They have their outlets in Mahim Causeway, Saki Naka, Oshiwara. They offer dum-gosht Lucknowi biryani, dum murgh masala biryani, chicken noormahal biryani, mutton noormahal biryani, and a veg biryani. We are the lovers of their Dum-Gosht Biryani. So, if it is not Arselan, it’s Kakori House for us. And since they are located at Saki Naka, they deliver within 45 minutes of ordering. One packet is enough for 2 adults. A little high on their oil/ghee, the taste here is completely different. It’s more of the Awadhi style prevalent in parts of Uttar Pradesh in India. One packet comes with 6-7 small tender pieces of mutton.
BiryaniByAir for the BEST Hyderabadi Biryani in Mumbai: Friends and strangers have long enquired for the best Hyderabadi biryani in Mumbai, and frankly, we didn’t have any worthwhile name to recommend. Until we stumbled upon BiryanibyAir in Pali Hill, Bandra. Guess what? They actually fly Biryani from Hyderabad!!! It couldn’t get better than this, could it? Choose from the famous Paradise’s Chicken Biryani or Mutton Biryani from Shah Ghouse. Soon they will include non-veg biryanis from Café Bahar and Shadab too and veg-biryani from Paradise. Haleem lovers, take heart. They get Haleem from New Empire Hotel in Mozamjahi Market. We LOVED the mutton biryani from Shah Ghouse – low on oil, just the right amount of Hyderabadi spices and the perfect flavour, it bowled us over. And although not huge Chicken Biryani lovers, we liked the Chicken Biryani from Paradise too for it wasn’t as hot and spicy as it used to be. Frankly, BiryaniByAir is the best thing that could have happened to Hyderabadi Biryani-lovers in Mumbai. For now, they get the Biryanis only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and home deliver from Bandra to Malad. Powai will be added to their list soon. Call them to book your packet for the weekend – 9699512233 http://foodbyair.myshopify.com/
Biryani360 for the Most Healthy Biryani in Mumbai: Actually, it should be ‘Biryani360 for the most healthy, most flavoured and homemade-like awesome tasting biryani’. We were floored when we ate it the other day, both the Veg and the Un-Veg (a phrase they have coined for Non-Veg) Biryani, and fell in love with both of them! We, who as a family, consider Veg Biryani to be Pulao, and are not Chicken Biryani lovers, were converted!! Biryani360 was our ‘EUREKA’ Biryani. Yeah, it was that good!!! The Veg Biryani360 was awesome, absolutely awesome with just the right flavour, just the right aroma, the right right taste, and oh, what an absolutely delightful after-taste. The Chicken Biryani, was an eye-opener, a converter once again — soft succulent pieces, with the signature veggies — There is no way you will not fall in love with the Un-Veg360. They make it fresh, with the best ingredients sourced from the best places, the effect completely shows in what they give you to eat. It amazed me to think how people with the right skills and sincerity can create such wonderful things. Here was proof! The Biryani comes with Raita in a delightful packaging. We are sure convinced that “Biryani360 may just about change Mumbai’s Biryani-scape”! Note: they sell the biryani online; very well packaged and steaming hot when you open it.
Order your Biryani360 at: www.biryani360.com
Which are your favourite biryani places in Mumbai? Tell us about them here..:-) (And here are the best Biryani places in Hyderabad — On Biryani’s Trail in Hyderabad )