Best Biryani in Delhi
Biryani is a poultry/meat based rice dish which is prepared in an earthenware pot where the lid is sealed with dough to ensure that all the spices, flavours & aromas are soaked in. This dish has survived the test of time & today it is a much sought after dish all over India. Delhi is filled with places, from 5-star hotels to local street vendors based in the bylanes of Old Delhi, NFC & Matka Pir Dargah etc. where you can find the most amazing Biryanis.
Located in ITC Maurya, this restaurant is considered one of the best restaurants in Delhi and is known for its bringing forth intense flavours and leisurely luxury of slow cooked food made from authentic recipes garnered from the royal kitchens of Awadh. Their Hyderabadi Kachhi Gosht Ki Biryani is a hit with everyone. A meal for two will cost you approximately Rs 3000.
Dum Pukht | Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi-21 | More Info
This restaurant is a tribute to the much celebrated Hyderabadi Cuisine where authentic recipes prepared by those who have mastered the craft of blending the spices, grains, meats, vegetables & cooking style to perfection is found. Their Subz Dum Biryani (vegetarian) & Kacchey Gosht ki Biryani (non-vegetarian) are the must haves here. A meal for two will cost you approximately Rs 1500.
The Golconda Bowl | 22, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-16 | More Info
This is a very small eatery located in the Elaichiwali Gali in Old Delhi & serves divine Biryanis. Each of their Biryanis is prepared the whole night on low flame to ensure the right mixture of flavours & aroma comes through. Served from 9 AM to 2 PM, a meal for two will cost you approximately Rs 200.
Haji Noor Mohammed Biryaniwale | Elaichi Wali Gali, Near Turkman Gate, New Delhi-06 | More Info
This restaurant is quite popular with the locals & is known for serving affordable & authentic Hyderabadi Biryanis. Their Dum Mutton Biryani is simply the best in town. They also serve Chicken Biryani, Egg Biryani & Veg Biryani etc along with various Kormas. A meal for two will cost you approximately Rs 350.
Hydrabadi Biryani House | 59 Muncipal Market, Connaught Circus, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | More Info
Deez is famous all over Delhi for their Biryanis. They have outlets in CP, Naraina, Dwarka, Noida, Defence Colony & DLF. Their menu includes Haryali Chicken Biryani, Ali Chicken Biryani, Boneless Chicken Biryani, Mutton Biryani & Chalu Biryani etc. A meal for two will cost you approximately Rs 500.
Deez Biryani & Kebabs | M-13 Middle Circle Punj House, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | More Info
This place serves the best Biryani outside Old Delhi sealed in handis and is prepared just as it was back in the day during the Mughal rule however, this is more of a takeaway and you have to place your order at least 3 hrs in advance if ordering in bulk. One kg of Mutton/Chicken Biryani will cost you approximately Rs 450-550. A plate of Chicken Biryani will cost you Rs 50.
Alkakori Alkauser has three outlets & not all of them have seating arrangements. It is the place to head to, if you are looking for delicious & affordable Biryanis that are cooked in the original ‘Dum’ technique. Mutton, Chicken & Veg options are available although the Mutton Biryani is by far the best with its long aromatic rice grains and succulent pieces of mutton, cooked in a Handi (earthen pot) & served with Mutton Korma. Their Kakori Kababs are also to die for! A meal for two will cost you approximately Rs 400.