6 Best Hyderabadi Biryani In Mumbai
Ever since the Mughalai dish was introduced to India, the evolution of the flavoured rice has seen no boundaries. Although India has close to 26 varieties of this dish, Biryani is still remains synonymous to the classic Hyderabadi style. The flavoured rice dressed in different colours, the masala curried into the rice, and the perfect balance of meat to rice ratio makes eating a Biryani, an experience by itself. Although there are not many places in Mumbai which serve the authentic Hyderabadi Biryani, there are a many food joints across the city that promises to satisfy your mouth-watering Biryani craves.
Jaffer Bhai’s Delhi Darbar in Vashi
Jaffer Bhai’s Delhi Darbar in Vashi is one of the iconic restaurants in Mumbai that is famous for its Hyderabadi Biryani. The legendary restaurant now has many outlets across the city providing mouth-watering sumptuous biryani for years now. Their hyderabadi biryani with subtle flavour of spices cooked in high quality basmati rice is a must try. The waiters are very friendly and courteous. Food here is affordably priced and portions are generous. Address: Shop No. 1/A, Ramlaxman Commercial Tower, Plot No. 5, Mafco Road, Sector 18,Next to APMC Market, Sanpada, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400043 Phone:022 2789 2378
Hyderabad Xpress in Andheri West
Hyderabad Xpress is predominantly a take-away and delivery place. Their eatery is not very spacious and it’s really a tiny place with very few tables, but the hyderabadi biryani they serve comes pretty close to the authentic flavors of Hyderabad. Their hyderabadi Biryani is not as spicy as it’s supposed to be and may often come off as a tad bland to its patrons but that’s mainly because they serve a Mirchi Ka Salan with their Hyderabadi dum biryanis. They also add spices according to your taste at no extra cost. Their portions are large and prices extremely fair. Address: Adjacent Lane to Lotus Pump, Near Infinity Mall, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400102 Phone:084199 34333
Just Biryani in Andheri West
Although Just Biryani is now a delivery only place operating out of the kitchen of Oh Calcutta, their Hyderabadi dum biryani is absolutely marvelous. Their biryanis are flavorful without being too spicy with perfectly cooked meat that are tender and juicy that will pamper your taste buds and keep bringing you back for more. The other dishes on the menu that they offer are equally outstanding. You can also call for biryani by kilos from here. Address: Shop No. 4, 5, Ground Floor, Building No. 25, Link Road Extension, Andheri West, Oshiwara Mhada, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053 Phone:022 2635 5110
Monkey’s Bar & Restaurant
Whoever said vegetarian biryani is boring, needs to try this one. The Jackfruit Biryani (Rs 380) served with raw apple raita and boondi is a gourmand’s delight. You will love the texture and the bite there is to the jackfruit pieces in the biryani. With this on your table, please don’t miss a mutton biryani. Address: Sumerville, Junction of 14th and 33rd Road, Linking Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
If the Awadhi style biryani from Bengal, is your calling, don’t miss the Chicken Biryani (Rs 190) here. The roasted piece of chicken, boiled egg, potato and the fragrant biryani rice, makes for a comforting and filling meal which is value for money. The Bong in me can never say no to this biryani. Address: With several outlets across Mumbai, you can opt for the one closest to you.