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…

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…

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-…