The moon is about to show itself in all its pleasant crescent. The holy month of Ramadhan is nearly over, Eid is here. This festival brings with it the flavours of Sheer Khurma and Biryani. And who doesn’t love biryani? A lucky few get invited to feast on some scrumptious biryani, but some of us (including me!) are not so lucky. So, fret not! If the Biryani can’t come to you, you go to the Biryani. Read ahead to find out some of the best biryanis in Chennai to satiate that craving which seems to be the strongest during the auspicious time of Eid.
- Mutton Biryani, Maplai
Maplai at Nungambakkam is a well-known name in Chennai. Along with some excellent food, their mutton biryani is a must have which is made with Jeeraga Samba rice which is cooked with the right kind of spices and served with a boiled egg. With some delicious raita and dalcha to boot, there is nothing stopping you from digging into this delectable biryani.
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2. Aatu Kari Biryani, Nellai Xpress
Nellai Xpress at Mylapore has some great culinary secrets which have been handed down from generations. Their Aatu Kari biryani is one of the most flavourful biryanis. With tender lamb pieces and the rice cooked in perfect harmony, this biryani will hit your sweet spot and appease the foodie in you. This is a complete meal that is served in a thali with a variety of accompaniments ranging from raita, curries, gravies, parotta and crispy piece of delicious fried chicken.
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3. Semiya Biryani, Samco
Samco at Alwarpet and Teynampet has been serving some excellent food to Chennai for years now. Their biryani is a little different than the usual one. Instead of using rice, Samco makes their biryanis with vermicelli. It is cooked with veggies or meat with the right combination of spices which make it so enjoyable. Made with Chicken, Mutton and Vegetables, eat what you heart desires without worrying about too many calories.
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4. Natu Kozhi Biryani, Salem Mangalam
Salem Mangalam at Velachery serves some great food from the regions around Salem in Tamil Nadu. They serve a heady mix of some delicious country chicken which is marinated in awesome spices and cooked with some flavorful rice. This delectable dish is served with spicy gravy and some great onion raita on the side. Salem Mangalam also makes mutton biryani.
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5. Veg. Biryani, Jonah’s Goes To Malabar Coast
Jonah’s Goes To Malabar Coast at Anna Nagar is a name to reckon with for their good food and great services. Their biryani is made with fluffy rice and delicious mix of meat or vegetables. Garnished with the traditional, Brrista(fried onions) and served with a curd raita side, you just can’t go wrong with that. Jonah’s has a host of biryanis on their menu. What do you feel like this Eid? Some fish, mutton, chicken vegetables, Gassi or the Yetti?
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6. Mutton Biryani, Shiraz Art Café
Shiraz Art Café at Neelangarai gives you great food with a great sea view. Enjoy their biryanis which are made without a hint of ginger, garlic or tomatoes. Surprised? Even without the usual condiments, this biryani is so flavourful and tasty. Served in plate with some brrista(fried onions), tender meat cooked in awesome spices and some curd raita to complete the meal. Shiraz makes their biryani with mutton and chicken.
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7. Lucknowi Veg Biryani, The Bayleaf
Are you a vegetarian? Do you feel left down because all you see are non veg options, worry not friend! We haven’t forgotten you. The Bayleaf at Nungambakkam served an awesome Lucknowi Vegetable Biryani that packs quite a punch. Made with long grain basmati rice and aromatic Lucknowi spices, the veggies and the rice come together beautifully into a flavourful biryani.
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That’s our take on some dine in restaurants serving some of the tastiest and twistiest biryanis. So turn that sulky frown into a huge grin as you head out to these places to enjoy the biryanis.
And if you think we have missed out on a few, do leave your suggestions in the comment section.
EID MUBARAK AND HAPPY FEASTING!
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