Few restaurants where I am loving the biryani recently

I love my biryani and no that’s not a statement. Out of the few things that bind Kolkata together, biryani ranks high among them. We are kind of finicky when it comes to that particular item. But recently, few joints have come up, who’re giving some serious thought on it and producing some seriously good…

Beef joints one should try in Kolkata- Part 1

Let me be honest (now, people say that’s one of my weak points). There are a lot of restaurants Kolkata which serve good beef preparations. Now, what separates the good from the rest or rather the great from the good- is the question. Frankly, as a food blogger, I strongly feel, food is one hell…

Bohri foodfestival at Eden Pavillion, ITC Sonar

Bohri cuisine is one of the most underrated and less available cuisines. AS per my knowledge goes, it originated from the Shia muslim community in Yemen, who later traveled largely to western India and Pakistan. Thus there is a strong gujrati confluence in it as well as an overdose of meat, it’s not that we…

D’Bapi Barrackpore- biryani, love story and more…

Some people say it’s pure love, some say it’s the purest form of lust. No, please don’t get me wrong- I am talking about biryani here and not anything else. And, like all lovely (and sexy) things in life, confusion reigns here for the best one. I won’t go into the debate here as I’ve…

The great non branded biryani joints- part 2

Kolkata is THE mecca for biryani lovers. There are branded biryani joints (some of them discussed here) and then there are those lone warriors in this segment, who, over the time, has stood up to their forte (few discussed here in part 1). In this, series, rather in this second part, I would love to highlight few…

Metiaburj dawat at ITC Sonar and chitchat with someone truly royal

Its not a secret anymore that ITC Sonar makes a great Biryani. But this time when we got invited to taste their Metiaburj dinner, the catch was something else. They’ve invited Mr Shahenshah Mirza, the great great grandson of late Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, arguably the inventor of Kolkata styled biryani and the chefs from Metiaburj area to…

The great non-branded biryani joints in and around Calcutta- Part 1

Calcutta is THE mecca for biryani lovers. There are branded biryani joints (some of them discussed here) and then there are those lone warriors in this segment, who, over the time, has stood up to their forte. In this, series, I would love to highlight those Biryani joints who, though non-branded and non-hyped, are loved by…

The Hyderabadi breakfast

I keep travelling- mostly for business- paapi pet ka sawal hain…. And, this time I was having a day’s time in hand while travelling to Hyderabad (Secunderabad nowadays). And, apart from those regular meals, this time I was determined that I have to visit the local food joints (at least some) no matter what. As…

Marufaz- Dawat E Mughlai….. Kacchi biryani- anyone ?

Like all great empires in human history, Kolkata biryani scenario is changing and rapidly. Earlier one of the icons in Kolkata used to be Biryani, Kolkata style biryani with one big piece of attar-flavored potato. And most of the people in Kolkata, having not tasted any other variety of biryani, swore by it. But, things…

Royal Indian Hotel, Chitpur

Previously, I’ve posted something about the generic biryani scenario in Kolkata. And out of them, very few joints have proved to be synonymous with quality and legendary food. And even fewer have been able to come up to such a level that stories are written on it and research has been conducted on them. Royal…

THE great Kolkata Biryani

Out of the few things that Kolkata is famous for, biryani is probably one of the toppers. In this post, we’ll divide the biryani scenario in Kolkata into 2 broad aspects , Kolkata ishtyle and Hyderabadi dum style. for Kolkata syle, I’ll check the following restaurants Shiraz, Mullikbazar crossing Royal, Chitpur Zeeshan, park circus Mezban-…