Chicken Biryani is without a hesitation our #1 option for nutritious meals. Okay, it’s carbohydrates and protein, so give us a break! A big bowl of rice with raita helps us feel at home, even while we’re not at home. Thank God for Arabs, Turks, and Mughals chale gayee and Biryani chorr gaye. We owe much to the Muslim community, including Ghalib’s Urdu and Eid’s Sewai, but Biryani stands at the top of the agenda. Biryani has been a staple in Delhi’s diet throughout the years, and everyone has their own take on it. Let’s take a look at some of our favourite Biryani spots, from sophisticated to casual.
- Dum Pukht
This restaurant, located at ITC Maurya, is regarded as the best in Delhi and is noted for giving forth strong flavours of slow-cooked meals prepared from genuine recipes gathered from the imperial kitchens of Awadh. Their Hyderabadi Kachhi Gosht Ki Biryani is a crowd-pleaser that begs to be tasted. A lunch for two will set you back around Rs 3,000.
Address: Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, Dum Pukht
- Dil Pasand Biryani Point
Mohd Taufiq would never have imagined being this famous with just Bade Ki Biryani, but a modest business buried away down in the bylanes of Chitli Qabar is guaranteed to command our attention, sufficient to include it on the list of Delhi’s greatest. Huge boneless beef pieces, pickled rice, their distinctive raita, and enough of onion garnishing are what turned us into lifelong admirers! We strongly advise you to pay this location a visit if you plan on exploring Delhi 6! A lunch for two will set you back roughly Rs 300.
Address: Haveli Azam Khan, Chitli Qabar Chowk, Jama Masjid, Dil Pasand Biryani Point – 735
- Anand Restaurant
Anand Restaurant is a hidden gem buried away in the lonely alleyways of CP. The restaurant is a hotspot for North Indian cuisine and serves as a gourmet haven for the area’s office workers. Biryani is a fan favourite here, and the place’s old-world rustic charm nicely represents the nostalgic Delhi ambiance! It’s worth a visit for the amazing flavour, generous portion sizes, and unbelievable rates! A lunch for two will cost you around Rs 550 here.
Address: Anand Restaurant, Scindia House, CP-15/96
- Andhra Bhavan
Andhra Bhavan is well-known for its delicious and reasonably priced South Indian cuisine, and on any given day, the restaurant is likely to be filled with hungry customers. Aside from the mouth-watering thalis served every day, we recommend visiting this cafeteria on a Sunday afternoon to enjoy their legendary Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani, where each strain of rice is aromatic and brimming with flavour. A lunch for two will set you back around Rs 200.
Address: Andhra Bhavan is located at 1, Ashoka Road, CP.
- Matka Peer Biryani
This is a little-known treasure! Outside of Old Delhi, this eatery serves the best Biryani, wrapped in handis and cooked just as it was during Mughal Empire. Just keep in mind that this is mostly a takeout establishment, and you must place your order at least 3 hours in advance if ordering in bulk. 1 kg of Mutton / Chicken Biryani can set you back around Rs 450 – 550. A bowl of Chicken Biryani here would set you back roughly Rs 50!
Matka Peer Mughlai Foods is located at 5 Dargah Matka Peer, Mathura Road, Pragati Maidan.
- Alkakori Alkauser
Alkakori Alkauser has three locations, however not all of them provide seating. It is the place to go if you want to eat tasty and inexpensive biryanis cooked in the traditional ‘Dum’ method. There are mutton, chicken, and vegetable alternatives, but the Mutton Biryani is by far the best, with its long aromatic rice grains and delicious morsels of mutton served with Mutton Korma. A lunch for two will set you back around Rs 400.
Address: Alkakori Alkauser – 30, Vasant Place Marketplace, Near Malai Mandir, R K Puram
Jasola Vihar is well-known for its abundance of roadside eateries serving authentic North Indian and Mughlai cuisine. Zehra is one such classic eatery, noted for its Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani among many other options. The people adore this delicacy, and we share their enthusiasm! Finish your meal with a steaming cup of Tandoori Chai for the ultimate in gourmet pleasure. A lunch for two here will cost roughly Rs 400.
Address: Zahra, Tikona Park, Jamia Nagar, Jasola
- Kolkata Biryani House
Kolkata-style Biryani is one such indulgence that is hard to come by in Delhi, and Kolkata Biryani House has made it much easier for Delhiites to enjoy this delectable feast! This delivery-joint business has restaurants in a variety of places, and the rapid delivery so use it super-easy for constrained eaters to enjoy some authentic Kolkata-style Biryani from the sitting at home! A lunch for two here will cost roughly Rs 400.
Address: Kolkata Biryani House – Chittaranjan Park, Noida, & Other Locations
- Gulavati Biryani
In Batla House, another iconic street joint serves delectable AF Biryani. Given the enormous volume of guests it receives on a daily basis, Gulavati Biryani emerges as a clear frontrunner among local eateries. The rustic environment provides you Dhaba-like vibes, making your experience more more enjoyable as you devour a dish of their awesomesauce Biryani! A kilo of Biryani typically costs Rs 140.
Address: A-42 Muradi Road, Jamia, Batla House, Jamia Nagar, Okhla
- Oberoi Biryani
Despite the royal connotation of biryani, it may be thoroughly enjoyed even in a roadside setting, and Oberoi Biryani is one such establishment. This roadside eatery in Karol Bagh is well-known for their soul-satisfying Chicken Biryani and is frequently packed with happy customers. The place is a non-dream, vegetarian’s and you may eat their meaty treats without spending a fortune! A lunch for two will set you back around Rs 400 here!
Address: Oberoi Biryani – Shastri Market, Gurudwara Road, Karol Bagh, Shop No.50