Well, Biryani is not a dish anymore and rather an emotion (at least for we biryani lovers ?) and its time we should accept it (doesn’t matter much if you don’t ? ). If you have ever tried this tasty delicacy then I bet your heart would have said “once more”.
Having a dip into the mesmerizing flavors of Biryani becomes more pleasing when the winters are around. And if you are in Delhi (or up north) then you better know what’s braving winter means.
As your mouth waters imagining yourself taking the tastes of yummy biryani we bring you 5 “hotspots” in Delhi where you can have the best of Biryani experience. So, without any more talking here we go.
Babu Shahi Bawarchi
The board outside this outlet reads “No Branch, No Counter, No Stall” which gives you a clear message that don’t be fooled by outlets with similar names or else you would miss the real flavor of Biryani.
Specializing in korma and biryani the outlet serves you smoking chicken biryani with chicken gravy having a flavor of “handi style cooking”. The chicken biryani is priced at INR 70 a plate with many other delicacies for non-veg lovers in store.
Timings: 11 AM to 11 PM
Location: Shop No. 5, Dargah Matka Peer, Opp NSCI club, Near Pragati Maidan, Mathura Road, Delhi -1
Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan on Blue Line
Mohd. Taufiq Dil Pasand Biryani Point
The Jama Masjid area in Old Delhi is said to be the “paradise of non-veg lovers” in Delhi. And there is everything here for those who come hunting for Biryani. Mohd. Taufiq’s Dil Pasand biryani would surely fill your ‘Dil’ with happiness.
At INR 50 a plate the biryani is not only lip-smacking but affordable as well. While you roam around in the streets near Jama Masjid you can also take the taste of fried chicken when you are done with your biryani cravings.
Timings: 11 AM to 11 PM
Location: 735, Haveli Azam, Chtli Qabar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006
Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk on Yellow Line and Jama Masjid On Violet Line
Madina Biryani Centre
Much like its name, the place can be termed as the “Mecca and Medina” for biryani lovers as they can find some of the best flavor of biryani. The outlet is located in the Zakir Nagar area of Okhla and is not much fancied in terms of its outlook.
However, when it comes to the main thing that is serving the tastiest of ‘biryani’ then the owners can surely say “hold my beer”. You can check out this place if you like to get some authentic biryani flavors rushing through your taste buds.
Timings: 11 AM to 12 PM
Location: C204, Market Main Rd, Jogabai Extension, Zakir Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi, Delhi 110025
Nearest Metro Station: Jamia Millia Islamia Metro Station on Magenta Line
If you love the ambiance around you to be nice or are someone who wants to take your family out for a biryani treat then this can be the place for you. Also, if you like mutton biryani more then chicken biryani then hands down this is your “paradise” Sir and Mam.
Though the costing is a bit on the higher side (INR 750 for two) you would not mind spending your bucks when you taste the flavors at offering. Apart from biryani, you can also try their menu of a full course meal.
Timings: 12:30 PM to 11 PM
Location: 50 A, Abul Fazal Enclave Rd, Abul Fazal Enclave, Block A, Jamia Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi – 110025
Nearest Metro Station: Harkesh Nagar Okhla on Violet Line
Punnu Biryani Wala
No, the place has nothing to do with Taapsee Pannu (as you might be wondering in your head). However, it has much to offer to your biryani hunger. Located in the West Delhi area of Rajouri Garden, Punnu Biryani Wala is a synonym of “biryani” for many.
Located nearby the college area (the GTBIT in its vicinity) the outlet witness a huge rush of students who come to fill their tummy (or to get a breather from hostel food ?)
Timings: 11:00 AM to 11:45 PM (Tuesday Off)
Location: Near Cambridge Foundation School, DDA LIG Market, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi
Nearest Metro Station: Rajouri Garden on Blue Line