Top 5 Places for Biryani in Kolkata

Somewhere between Rossogollas and lip-smacking fish preparations, many rich Bengali delicacies go unnoticed. And one such delicacy is the Kolkata Biryani. One can also blame the greater popularity of its southern counterpart – Hyderabadi Biryani, which might have for long prevented the Kolkata Biryani to flourish in all its glory. But Kolkata Biryani is slowly working its way out of the canals of the City of Joy and gaining the due recognition it has long deserved.Food Blogger Kalyan Karmakar in his book The Travelling Belly writes, “The money was scarce. The spices were toned down, and the biryani of Kolkata became more subtle than that of Lucknow and had a lower meat-to-rice ratio. The cooks had a stroke of brilliance. Meat was expensive, so they decided to add potatoes instead to give contrast to the rice.”

So, the next time you’re in Kolkata, besides tasting the Bengali food, make a point to savor Biryani. When in Kolkata, you’ll spot biryani stalls at every corner of the street, but if you wanna savor the best, try these restaurants –

1. Arsalan

Like always, we have saved the best for the last. If you are in kolkata just go and taste their delicious biriyani. According to many food critics their’s biriyani is the best with right amount of ghee, spices, and everything.

You can found 8 outlets of Arsalan in kolkata.

The price is around rs. 240/-

If anyone tastes their biriyani,  then the taste is going to linger in your mouth!

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2. Oudh 1590

A bit pricey than the other restaurants on the block, if you want a great dining experience along with mouth-watering delicacies at their best, Oudh 1590 is surely your place.
They serves their biriyani with a authentic ambience and a nawabi style.

The price is around rs. 380/-(approx)
You can found 4 outlets in kolkata.

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3.Dada Boudir Biriyani

Every food loving people’s, in kolkata, dream is to taste the biriyani from Dada boudi.

Most of the people knows Barrackpore just because of the biriyani. Undoubtedly they serves the biriyani where the proportion of ghee, spices and everything is perfect. If  you are in Kolkata you must have to visit barrackpore for Dada boudi’s biriyani.

The price is around rs. 220/-

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4.Shiraj golden restaurant

This was the first restaurant to serve Mughlai cuisine in Kolkata. In 2016, the restaurant completed 75 years. Shiraz has several outlets across the country.

 There are 4 outlets in Kolkata.

The price is around rs.  230/-

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5.Royal indian hotel

Located in a very busy street of Kolkata. Mutton biryani was different from the version that Shiraz & Arsalan have. The long grains of aromatic rice were soft but not melt in the mouth. The biryani was greasier & spicier than the one at Shiraz. The spice mix was a tad different & there was a ‘hot’ aftertaste.

The price is around rs. 225/-

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Every Bengali thanks his or her stars every day that the culinary genius of Lucknow gave them their favourite dish–the Kolkata biryani.

According to many food critics the taste of Kolkata biriyani is very much different and acceptable to the people.

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