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12 Places to have delicious Biryani in Bengaluru

Ending 2017 on a Biryani note! It’s that time of the year to pen down our favorite Biryani places. Biryani exploration is what excites us the most – the joy of going out and discovering places is something that keeps us going. Last year we had listed 6 lesser-known joints, but this year’s list just grew bigger! To make things more interesting, we have teamed up with Pawan Krishna aka Tindipotha for the same. Here are some of our favorite Biryani picks for 2017 in Namma Bengaluru!

 

Old is Gold:

Shivaji Military Hotel, Banashankari

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One of the iconic places which has been serving delicious biryani for decades to the people of Namma Bengaluru. The aromas from the kitchen has the power to make people wait for hours! Spicy biryani and a big list of starters are the only things that put a smile on our faces 🙂
Price for 2: ₹500
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/T69no2Q9AvF2

NV Naidu Hotel, KR Market

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Spot in the heart of the Market, NV Naidu Hotel is been serving biryani since 1969! A small place located on the busiest streets of Bengaluru is no short of surprises. Biryani, Dose, and Kaal Soup is common to all tables. What better way to start your day?
Available for Breakfast: Yes
Price for 2: ₹600
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/iTJi4uq4aYQ2

Shivajinagar Gardi Ustad, Shivajinagar

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Akhada turned into a restaurant. Shivajinagar Gardi Ustad Pehlwan Kale Bhai Biryani is probably one of the oldest places in Bengaluru, serving only lunch, a limited menu consisting of biryani rice, side dishes (chicken, mutton, and fish) all week long. On Fridays, they add Mutton Biryani which gets people standing in the queue!
Price for 2: ₹400
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/b9r4MmyjmhM2

Newly Explored:

Hotel Sahana, Wilson Garden

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Recently explored place, which left us all in biryani coma. Hotel Sahana is located near Wilson Garden, a hotel which serves some of the best preparations in non-veg. Keema, Chops, and Biryani were just excellent! There’s something about their sherwa which made us go for another round of biryani.
Price for two: ₹300
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/BBjX896pSRN2

Halli Jonne Biryani, Jayanagar

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Halli Jonne is the next place that gets super crowded easily on weekdays as well! It’s nearby Cool Joint, and anyone passing by can spot the place because of the aromas. Tasty Biryani, less on spices but had me going for a second serving! Chicken fry, on the other hand, was a hit, a better companion to biryani. Suggested for early lunch.
Price for 2: ₹400
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/APuzvN2ARst

Amba Bhavani, Basavagudi

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A hidden gem of South Bengaluru which has a deadly combination of kaal soup (paaya soup) with idly or dose. They also have a good batch of mutton starters & of course a unique mutton biryani (typical Bengaluru pulav). They’ve biryani for breakfast on Sundays.
Available for Breakfast: Yes, on Sundays.
Price for 2: ₹450
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/6yaoeacCJGT2

Papanna’s Biryani, Banaswadi

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Papanna’s is one of our go-to places for biryani. We keep going back for their nati-style biryani! We’ve had two or three of the same from a local place but nothing comes closer to the one served here. And not to forget their daily changing menu for starters!
Price for 2: ₹400
Location 1: https://goo.gl/maps/9TwLdZCnek32
Location 2: https://goo.gl/maps/6uGMf13C2j72

Anand Dum Biryani, Hoskote

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3days a week and breakfast only – this place surely knows how to wake up people and make them drive outside the city for delicious biryani and paya soup. They start around 6-6:30 with approx of 1400servings. Sooner you reach, the better chances of getting a plate of Biryani.
Available for Breakfast: Yes (Tuesday, Friday & Sunday)
Price for 2: ₹500
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/a382Ve6z1eT2

Shivaji Military Hotel, Sahakaranagar

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The one to look over in this place is the authentic mysuru style mutton pulav which is extremely good considering its quality and quantity. They also offer nati style chicken and mutton fry with mudde (ragi ball) and much more. Recommended visiting for a lunch.
Price for 2: ₹500
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/M7FbgWbVLn72

Chandrappa Hotel, Mathikere

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Known for their signature pork dishes, this probably is the best place to have nati style pork in namma Bengaluru. All the pork dishes are exclusive. Pork biryani is a must try here. Other than that they also have some 5 chicken and mutton starters and biryani.
Price for 2: ₹400
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/kjGqUmLNHBG2

Sri Banashankari Donne Biryani, Banashankari

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This place has a very unique and delicious donne biryani, varieties of lip-smacking chicken and mutton starters. And also do visit here on a Sunday morning and try idly & leg soup combo. Not to forget the breakfast biryani! 😋
Price for 2: ₹300
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/WXiRbCh8NiC2

Sharief Bhai, Koramangala

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5 meals in last 2 weeks – This tells you how much we love the biryani here! Sharief Bhai focuses on Muslim cuisine and brings in the decade-old recipes, homemade spices and ghee to the table. They are open till 2am, so say ‘yes’ to midnight cravings 😀
Price for 2: ₹500
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/PYvocVTdMk12

PS – Do you also love biryani just like us? If yes, are you a part of Bengaluru Biryani Club? If not, where have you been? They organize meets to bring Biryani lovers together to share everything related to biryani!

Credits  Nagesh Vasu for Video, Bhoomika Vinay for Sharief Bhai Image and  Harshavardhana Reddy for Cover Image.

Suggestions – Help us to explore more if you know places which serves tasty Biryani by filling this form https://goo.gl/forms/MdbMs1tRqd2CFp9i2 🙂

Disclaimer – We are not saying they are the best, but some good places we’ve come across! Prices are subjected to change on how much you plan on eating! We aren’t affiliated with any of these restaurants. And also we’ve visited all these places on our own, many times before making this post. Our fat bellies and empty wallets are the proof of same 😛

Happy Burping 😀

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Biryani a day, keeps me yaay! 

There are days when I wake up to the essence of Biryani, courtesy of mom (of course*). But then there are days when mom’s out of station and I just crave them. I’m a fan of the regular joints such as Shivaji, Paradise, Meghana, and Nagarjuna. But the love to discover local/lesser known places never fades. This blog post is a result of the exploration. Here are 6 lesser-known joints which serve scrumptious biryani in Namma Bengaluru.

Srinagar Kabab Center
Also known as Celtrapolis, is located near Srinagar Bus Stand. They serve pudina flavored biryani, both mutton, and chicken along with few other gravy recipes. Don’t forget to order a plate of chili chicken too!
Price for two: ₹300
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/XJkpsTi5ijG2

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New Gowda’s Fried Chicken
Also known as GFC, is famous among the locals for being featured on a regional TV show. The biryani served here is kinda mid-way between Donne and Ambur! Kabab is the side dish you can get here.
Price for 2: ₹250
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/dJvdL5dYuEE2
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SGS Non-Veg/Akkipete Biryani
I guess this is the only place I’ve been hogging since my childhood. Back then as takeaways and now as breakfast 😀 Menu is pretty simple with just the Chicken Biryani and Rice.
Price for 2: ₹200
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/onghJZYBg3B2

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Papanna’s Biryani
Lazy Evenings = No Cooking = Papanna Time 😀 Andhra style and Naati Style Biryani are one of tastiest in the neighborhood! And not to forget the daily changing sides menu and Mutton Biryani (limited to Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday*), makes it different from other places.
Price for 2: ₹300
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/MqNHja2KjEvPapanna.jpg

Sri Maruthi Hotel
My breakfast Adda on weekends! It’s a Pudina flavored biryani, looks similar to the one served at Srinagar Kabab Center but entirely different taste-wise. You can also try their Dose and Paratha with chili chicken.
Price for 2: ₹300
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/zZZrnjiC2ev

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Biryani Day
In and around Malleshwaram, this is my best bet! Even though there are a lot of places, but none of them had me going back except for this place. They serve donne biryani and the menu has a couple of sides too.
Price for 2: ₹300
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/apLpdQgZfHT2B-Day.jpg

Disclaimer – Prices are subjected to change on how much you plan on eating! I ain’t affiliated with any of these restaurants. And also I’ve visited all these places on my own, many times before making this post. I’m not saying they are the best, but few of the good places I’ve come across! My fat belly and an empty wallet is the proof of the same 😛

Happy Burping 😀

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Band Baaja Barbeque

What if you could really get to eat a wedding feast without having to wait for someone to get married? From golgappas to tangdi kabab, from grills to shadi ka biryani, from rasgulla to kulfis. Too good to be true for anyone, but not anymore.

You heard us right, Barbeque Nation is hosting a wedding themed festival, majorly based on the popular dishes served at a wedding.

The entire ambiance gave the feel of a typical wedding scene and the music can make anyone start dancing! The waiters were dressed up in the traditional wear and this is one of the reasons why we are regulars at Barbeque Nation – they take care of the tiniest detail.
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Barbeque Nation is known for its DIY on the grill, so without much further ado – we started off with some Pardesi piya ke Paneer Wale Tikke and Taka Tak Mushroomi Mausi on the grill. Of the both, mushroom turned out to be my fav because of it’s stuffing. Crispy Corn and Cajun Spiced Potato are the dishes we look forward to each time when we are at Barbeque Nation.
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Non-Veg starters were as good as veg counterparts with Nawabi Jija ke Gosht Seekh and Amritsari Fufa ji ki Machliyan. Not to forget the Tangdi Chicken! Perfectly cooked, tender and customised spice level – nothing can go wrong!
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The main course had a variety of dishes! Started off with some Chilli Chicken and Noodles before moving onto BIRYANI! Delicious chicken biryani after a long day of work is just what I needed.
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Do we like to finish in style? Definitely! I love the kulfi’s at BN and who’s to stop us? Paan’s my all time fav. Apart from this, we also had rasgulla, brownie, and the humble vanilla ice cream :p
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The festival is on from 26th Oct to 12th Nov, so book your tables now and visit the nearest outlet (Indiranagar, JP Nagar, Lido Mall, Koramangala, Kalyan Nagar, Marathahalli, Rajajinagar, Electronic City and Whitefield).

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#FoodGetaways – Dose and Mutton Palav at Mysuru’s Oldest Hotel!

I have started exploring places which serve biryani, in my free time. There are a lot of hotels which serve amazing biriyanis, just that we need to find and visit them! This time, I decided to try something away from Bengaluru, a place which is easily accessible and be back before dusk.

Mysuru was the first city that popped up to my mind! Along with my two other foodie buddies, I visited two famous hotels and trust me, we had a wonderful food journey 🙂

On the quest of finding the biriyani hotel, we came across Hotel Hanumanthu (Mysuru). They have been serving Mutton/Chicken Palav (something similar to biryani) for almost 90 years now! Easy journey through train or vehicle. A little research online revealed the history and all the celebrities who had dined there. Since the journey was on foot, we planned to have Palav for breakfast or brunch.

The plan was simple – travel to Mysuru, jog till Hotel Hanumanthu, eat Palav and head back to Namma Bengaluru. Little did we know what Mysuru had planned for us! As this was a weekend food-getaway, we kept the spendings to minimum.

There are plenty of trains running between Bengaluru and Mysuru, starting from 4 am. We took the 6:30 am Hampi Express and reached Mysuru around 9:45 am. I must confess, Mysuru is a beautiful city! It has wider roads, long canopies on both sides and also less traffic compared to Bengaluru.
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As we got to the main road, two of my friends started to jog while I reluctantly declined the offer and walked. Google Maps has multiple listings for Hotel Hanumanthu, so getting the right one is important. After a tiring walk and bad-listing, we arrived at Hotel Hanumanthu a little too soon for lunch, 1.5hrs to be exact. This left us sad and even hungrier, so we Googled for other hotels and found Hotel Mylari!

20mins and an Ola-auto ride later, we found ourselves at Hotel Mylari. In simple words – small entrance, 16-20 seatings, homely feel and friendly staff. Chose their speciality – Saagu Masala Dosa and were taken off at the first bite! Soft, fluffy and topped with butter made it a complete package. What’s Dose without coffee, right? So we sipped coffee, talked about things while our Palav was getting ready at Hotel Hanumanthu.
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15mins Ola-auto ride and 5mins walk later, we were back at Hotel Hanumanthu. As we walked towards the hotel, the aroma increased exponentially! The staff were happy to see us back, so were we. Simple order – 2 plates of Palav, chicken kabab and chicken kurma. They served it for us, a few photos and then we sat down to the important meal of the day. We had our first bite, looked at each other in awe! Light on spices tasted way better than expected and even put some off to the so-called biryani’s at Bengaluru aside! The Sherwa was spicy and complimented Pulao.
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The return was similar to the morning, a train at 2:30 pm. We spent a little time in railway station taking photos and recording videos. Did I mention that the entire railway station is covered by Google Wi-fi, so that you don’t get bored while waiting! All in all, this turned out to be way better than what we had on our minds.

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Tips:

  • Use Ola Auto (costs ₹29 flat for 4 km, and all the place are within this range).
  • If you miss a train at the last moment, the ticket is valid for any trains within in the next 3hrs.
  • Check the location correctly before heading out, there are many hotels with the same. So finding the right place might be tricky.

 

Details:

  1. Hotel Mylari –
    Timings – 7 am to 12 noon and 3 pm to 8 pm.
    Cost – ₹200 for two.
    Click here to get Directions on Google Map.
  2. Hotel Hanumanthu –
    Cost – ₹400 for two.
    Timings – Varies each day, click here to check.
    Click here to get Directions on Google Map.Hotel Hanumanthu Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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Say yes to local food!

We live in a time where the international foods are more easily available compared to local food! It’s so easy to order food these days, but none of them deliver the local street food. Local food/street food needs a lot of exploration, nothing comes easy especially when there’s no online presence of them! It is purely based on the word-of-mouth and personal experience.

I happen to live in one of the oldest neighborhood of Bengaluru, and this basically means there are food establishments from even before my parents moved in. While they tend to serve the larger crowd, there are quite a few underrated places which serve tasty dishes! So here’s a small write-up dedicated to people who are responsible for getting me out of the home because food-delivery apps don’t have them.

First up is a bajji cart at Malleshwaram. A tiny cart, serving varieties of bajji with spicy mint chutney which doesn’t cost you more than ₹2 for a piece. It tastes so good that even the politicians can’t stop themselves from grabbing a bite! The cart has been around almost 10years (or maybe even old) and I’ve been a regular for almost 3years now.
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Next is a chat shop at Malleshwaram, again. I was introduced to this place by a friend. A small place on a corner of the street which serves Masala Puri, Bhel Puri, Dhai Puri and a lot more. While the taste is nothing extraordinary, the staff are the reason why I keep going back. Super friendly and they ensure the customers have a good experience all the time!
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Last one on the list a biryani place we landed at while we were exploring the streets of Shivajinagar. The place had a rustic vibe, filled with people and aroma of sheek kababs! While some came in, finished their meals and left, others surrounded the biryani-guy outside waiting for their take away. They serve Ambur biryani, but what caught our taste buds was the juicy kababs.
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We live in a time where international foods are more easily available compared to local food! It’s so easy to order food these days, but none of them delivers local street food. This is where Nouns come in. It’s a new app which basically operates around the idea of bringing the local street food to the internet! I’ve been using the app for quite some time and I must say it’s pretty amazing. Being able to find local food on the internet is something I was waiting for a very long time! Download the android app @ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nouns&rdid=com.nouns

Featured Image and Third Image Credits: Abhilash Pavuluri

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Go Native – Farm-to-table!

When half the world is running towards fast food, relish burgers, freak-shakes, giant sundaes with five scoops of ice cream and everything else, the other half are promoting organic way of eating, sustainable and ecological practices. Go Native is one among them. A couple of months old restaurant located in Jayanagar amidst the lush green garden with cozy interiors & artifacts on walls, serving veg food only. This place also has lifestyle and souvenir stores. Do check them out as they have got quite a good collection of brands which again are nature-friendly. They encourage sustainable practices in their restaurant. Be it the ingredients used in the kitchen or the crockery used to serve food, everything is nature-friendly. Also, they nurture the local farmers by using the crops they grow. The menu keeps changing based on the seasonal crops. The waste here is recycled and they make sure less waste goes out of the kitchen.
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With a group of fellow food bloggers and Skreem team, I was here to check out their South Indian delicacies. We started with some refreshing watermelon cooler, freshly pressed carrot & chia seeds juice for the afternoon. The colors were truly attractive.

Up next were from the small plates section. Rich & healthy summer salad made of raw mango, raw papaya, cucumber, some sprouts & fresh coconut to top it off. The tangy- sweetish flavor made it a great one.
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Aloo Patha bhindi chaat was absolutely a delight. Simple potato chaat with a twist of fried bhindi & fried spinach took it to entirely a new level.
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Mangalore buns here are too PERFECT! Fluffy hot buns with coconut chutney enhanced my entire experience. I would say these are one among the best in namma Bengaluru.
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Paniyaram/ paddu was served with red chutney & drumstick sambar. They were crispy and yes went well with chutney than sambar.
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Yam Gallouti made of coin Malabar parathas, pan seared yam, topped with mango salsa was a good dish to try!

Bisi bele millet fritters was a unique dish among all. Deeply fried Bisi bele millet balls were served with chutney. Try this if you love experimenting with new dishes.
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After a long list of small plates, we indulged into the Mango special Thali and Kathal biryani. Mango special thali mainly had mango rice but the flavor went unnoticed, Aam ras/ mango Srikarni, Puri, Kadale curry, payasam, brinjal chutney, papad & mango salad priced at 200/- Worth the money, I would say.
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Kathal/ jackfruit biryani was served with raitha and papad/ rice& ragi vadams, which was again subtle on flavors, coz of the lower level of spices. Try if you like jackfruit 😛
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Wrapped our lunch with in-house made special dessert platter which had carrot halwa/ gajar halwa tart, ragi pancakes topped with mango, in-house made vanilla ice cream and millets, Ice-apple/ taati-nungu pana cotta and mango cake with in-house made vanilla ice cream.
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Overall, I had an amazing culinary experience at Go Native amidst the lush green. Happy helpers are quick on feet and serve your orders quickly. I would say this is one stop for nature loving people as you can shop, eat and treat yourself 🙂
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