Who says Biryani is just a food which barely fills the tummy and relieves aching stomach? BIRYANI IS NOT JUST A FOOD, BUT AN EMOTION FOR NON-VEG LOVERS IN INDIA! And no one can beat Hyderabadi Biryani when it comes to taste, quality and charm. If you happen to be in the city of Nawabs, these few places are a must-visit for some irresistible and deliciously mouth-watering biryani.
While some of these joints are legendary and some not so much, they’re all hidden gems; each of these places serve biryani like no other. People of Hyderabad are the best cooks of Biryani, and no one can fail them. Those who have visited to Hyderabad will tell you that it is the paradise for Biryani Lovers. Hyderabad also offers a wide range of Telangana dishes, but it is more known for Biryani. There are so many places for Biryani in Hyderabad that we cannot club them in one place.
1. Hotel Rumaan- Best Hyderabadi Biryani
One needs no introduction to the food in Charminar and Hotel Rumaan definitely makes to the list of top budget biryani places in Hyderabad. Regardless of what time and which season you choose to go, they serve piping hot and delicious biryani. The place might not be the best when it comes to the ambience but is an absolute winner when it comes to the taste of the food. Mutton Biryani, Chicken Masala Biryani are a must try from hotel Rumaan.
2. Sri Kanya Hotel
Sri Kanya Comfort doesn’t serve Hyderabadi biryani but if you are up for Andhra-style biryani, get here. Both vegetarians and non-vegetarians can find plenty of options here and their Veg Biryani is loaded with so many vegetables that it’s literally the best veg biryani in the city. They also serve up Mixed Biryani which comes with chicken, vegetables, lamb, prawns — you get the drift, it’s meaty as hell and you’ll love it. And it costs you INR 350; it can be shared between two people. Mixed Biryani, Paneer Kaju Biryani are few specialties of this place.
3. Meridian Cafe And Restaurant
They say you’re not a pakka Hyderabadi if you haven’t eaten at Meridian Cafe & Restaurant.
And we’ve got to agree with them. Located in Punjagutta, this iconic restaurant was once a meat shop and now it’s a restaurant thronged by thousands of people. They serve both mini (INR 128) jumbo-sized biryani (INR 700) — you can pick what you want, depending on the number of people. Mutton Biryani is best dish of this place. For the love of biryani, you might have to adjust to the ambiance, but trust us, it’s totally worth it!
4. Maa Oori Biryani
Maa Ooru Biryani in Kukatpally is making all the difference with how it’s serving up its biryani.
Food is served on fresh banana leaves and the cutlery is also made from leaves, giving the place a rural atmosphere and ambience. The Chicken Donne Biryani is priced at INR 190 and is one of the best donne biryanis available in Hyderabad. Because it’s slow-cooked with Jeera Sambha Rice, mint, and a whole lot of spices. Of course, there’s more than just biryani here so don’t just take our word for it. Go eat, man! Chicken Donne Biryani is biggest specialty of this place.
5. Nayaab Hotel
Nayaab Hotel is quite famous for their signature tea and biryanis cooked in large handis. They serve a different bread (roti) known as Chaar Koni Naan, the best seller of the Nayaab Hotel, and peope love it. For years, they’ve maintained the same taste, and prices are also reasonable. People come to Nayaab Hotel for having haleem, biryani, paya, and naan as these dishes are quite popular here. The dining facility is available for families, couples, and large groups too. Address of Nayaab Hotel is : 22-8-111 & 112, Nayapul Road, Nassir Complex, Charminar, Chatta Bazar, Hyderabad.
6. Grand Hotel
If you are not big on ambience, you simply cannot miss Grand Hotels Hyderabadi biryani.
Located on one of the busiest streets of Abids, Grand welcomes you with no fanfare but promises the most aromatic experience. The biryani here is quite spicy and loaded with the masala. Served with a huge chunk of meat, a meal here is unforgettable. Their biryani is around INR 200 and it can be shared between two people. It is mostly famous for its Chicken Biryani.
7. Prince Hotel
One popular hotel that is everywhere in the news and food groups hood now, is Prince Hotel in Mehdipatnam. It can get quite crowded during lunch hours, and the food is super affordable. The chicken biryani is priced at INR 120 and a single plate is priced a whopping INR 60 only. Chicken Biryani is most famous dish of this place.
8. Alpha Hotel
It is often super crowded and extremely popular for its chicken and mutton biryani priced at INR 100 per plate. It is served with tasty and tangy salaan. Must try biryani of this place is Chicken Biryani.
9. Sarvi Hotel
This place is famous amongst all Vegetarian biryani lovers! They make it in such a way, that not even Non-Vegetarians can deny the taste. Address: Opposite Care Hospital, Road 1& 11 Banjara hills.
10. The Spicy Venue
As the name suggests, this one is for spicy food lovers. Try their biryani, which is full of spices and delicious flavors. Grand palace, Taj restaurant, Lajjat restaurant, Royal biryani kababs and bala ji family dhaba are few other places to hog on these mouth-watering Biryanis of these places.