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12 Places to have delicious Biryani in Bengaluru

Ending 2017 on a Biryani note! It’s that time of the year to pen down our favorite Biryani places. Biryani exploration is what excites us the most – the joy of going out and discovering places is something that keeps us going. Last year we had listed 6 lesser-known joints, but this year’s list just grew bigger! To make things more interesting, we have teamed up with Pawan Krishna aka Tindipotha for the same. Here are some of our favorite Biryani picks for 2017 in Namma Bengaluru!

 

Old is Gold:

Shivaji Military Hotel, Banashankari

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One of the iconic places which has been serving delicious biryani for decades to the people of Namma Bengaluru. The aromas from the kitchen has the power to make people wait for hours! Spicy biryani and a big list of starters are the only things that put a smile on our faces 🙂
Price for 2: ₹500
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/T69no2Q9AvF2

NV Naidu Hotel, KR Market

02 NV Naidu Hotel
Spot in the heart of the Market, NV Naidu Hotel is been serving biryani since 1969! A small place located on the busiest streets of Bengaluru is no short of surprises. Biryani, Dose, and Kaal Soup is common to all tables. What better way to start your day?
Available for Breakfast: Yes
Price for 2: ₹600
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/iTJi4uq4aYQ2

Shivajinagar Gardi Ustad, Shivajinagar

03 Shivajinagar Gardi Ustad
Akhada turned into a restaurant. Shivajinagar Gardi Ustad Pehlwan Kale Bhai Biryani is probably one of the oldest places in Bengaluru, serving only lunch, a limited menu consisting of biryani rice, side dishes (chicken, mutton, and fish) all week long. On Fridays, they add Mutton Biryani which gets people standing in the queue!
Price for 2: ₹400
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/b9r4MmyjmhM2

Newly Explored:

Hotel Sahana, Wilson Garden

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Recently explored place, which left us all in biryani coma. Hotel Sahana is located near Wilson Garden, a hotel which serves some of the best preparations in non-veg. Keema, Chops, and Biryani were just excellent! There’s something about their sherwa which made us go for another round of biryani.
Price for two: ₹300
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/BBjX896pSRN2

Halli Jonne Biryani, Jayanagar

05 Halli Jonne Biryani
Halli Jonne is the next place that gets super crowded easily on weekdays as well! It’s nearby Cool Joint, and anyone passing by can spot the place because of the aromas. Tasty Biryani, less on spices but had me going for a second serving! Chicken fry, on the other hand, was a hit, a better companion to biryani. Suggested for early lunch.
Price for 2: ₹400
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/APuzvN2ARst

Amba Bhavani, Basavagudi

06 Amba Bhavai
A hidden gem of South Bengaluru which has a deadly combination of kaal soup (paaya soup) with idly or dose. They also have a good batch of mutton starters & of course a unique mutton biryani (typical Bengaluru pulav). They’ve biryani for breakfast on Sundays.
Available for Breakfast: Yes, on Sundays.
Price for 2: ₹450
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/6yaoeacCJGT2

Papanna’s Biryani, Banaswadi

07 Papanna's Biriyani
Papanna’s is one of our go-to places for biryani. We keep going back for their nati-style biryani! We’ve had two or three of the same from a local place but nothing comes closer to the one served here. And not to forget their daily changing menu for starters!
Price for 2: ₹400
Location 1: https://goo.gl/maps/9TwLdZCnek32
Location 2: https://goo.gl/maps/6uGMf13C2j72

Anand Dum Biryani, Hoskote

08 Anand Dum Biryani
3days a week and breakfast only – this place surely knows how to wake up people and make them drive outside the city for delicious biryani and paya soup. They start around 6-6:30 with approx of 1400servings. Sooner you reach, the better chances of getting a plate of Biryani.
Available for Breakfast: Yes (Tuesday, Friday & Sunday)
Price for 2: ₹500
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/a382Ve6z1eT2

Shivaji Military Hotel, Sahakaranagar

09 Shivaji Military Hotel
The one to look over in this place is the authentic mysuru style mutton pulav which is extremely good considering its quality and quantity. They also offer nati style chicken and mutton fry with mudde (ragi ball) and much more. Recommended visiting for a lunch.
Price for 2: ₹500
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/M7FbgWbVLn72

Chandrappa Hotel, Mathikere

10 Chandrappa Hotel
Known for their signature pork dishes, this probably is the best place to have nati style pork in namma Bengaluru. All the pork dishes are exclusive. Pork biryani is a must try here. Other than that they also have some 5 chicken and mutton starters and biryani.
Price for 2: ₹400
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/kjGqUmLNHBG2

Sri Banashankari Donne Biryani, Banashankari

11 Sri Banashankari Donne Biryani
This place has a very unique and delicious donne biryani, varieties of lip-smacking chicken and mutton starters. And also do visit here on a Sunday morning and try idly & leg soup combo. Not to forget the breakfast biryani! 😋
Price for 2: ₹300
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/WXiRbCh8NiC2

Sharief Bhai, Koramangala

12 Sharief Bhai
5 meals in last 2 weeks – This tells you how much we love the biryani here! Sharief Bhai focuses on Muslim cuisine and brings in the decade-old recipes, homemade spices and ghee to the table. They are open till 2am, so say ‘yes’ to midnight cravings 😀
Price for 2: ₹500
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/PYvocVTdMk12

PS – Do you also love biryani just like us? If yes, are you a part of Bengaluru Biryani Club? If not, where have you been? They organize meets to bring Biryani lovers together to share everything related to biryani!

Credits  Nagesh Vasu for Video, Bhoomika Vinay for Sharief Bhai Image and  Harshavardhana Reddy for Cover Image.

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Disclaimer – We are not saying they are the best, but some good places we’ve come across! Prices are subjected to change on how much you plan on eating! We aren’t affiliated with any of these restaurants. And also we’ve visited all these places on our own, many times before making this post. Our fat bellies and empty wallets are the proof of same 😛

Happy Burping 😀

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#FoodGetaways – Dose and Mutton Palav at Mysuru’s Oldest Hotel!

I have started exploring places which serve biryani, in my free time. There are a lot of hotels which serve amazing biriyanis, just that we need to find and visit them! This time, I decided to try something away from Bengaluru, a place which is easily accessible and be back before dusk.

Mysuru was the first city that popped up to my mind! Along with my two other foodie buddies, I visited two famous hotels and trust me, we had a wonderful food journey 🙂

On the quest of finding the biriyani hotel, we came across Hotel Hanumanthu (Mysuru). They have been serving Mutton/Chicken Palav (something similar to biryani) for almost 90 years now! Easy journey through train or vehicle. A little research online revealed the history and all the celebrities who had dined there. Since the journey was on foot, we planned to have Palav for breakfast or brunch.

The plan was simple – travel to Mysuru, jog till Hotel Hanumanthu, eat Palav and head back to Namma Bengaluru. Little did we know what Mysuru had planned for us! As this was a weekend food-getaway, we kept the spendings to minimum.

There are plenty of trains running between Bengaluru and Mysuru, starting from 4 am. We took the 6:30 am Hampi Express and reached Mysuru around 9:45 am. I must confess, Mysuru is a beautiful city! It has wider roads, long canopies on both sides and also less traffic compared to Bengaluru.
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As we got to the main road, two of my friends started to jog while I reluctantly declined the offer and walked. Google Maps has multiple listings for Hotel Hanumanthu, so getting the right one is important. After a tiring walk and bad-listing, we arrived at Hotel Hanumanthu a little too soon for lunch, 1.5hrs to be exact. This left us sad and even hungrier, so we Googled for other hotels and found Hotel Mylari!

20mins and an Ola-auto ride later, we found ourselves at Hotel Mylari. In simple words – small entrance, 16-20 seatings, homely feel and friendly staff. Chose their speciality – Saagu Masala Dosa and were taken off at the first bite! Soft, fluffy and topped with butter made it a complete package. What’s Dose without coffee, right? So we sipped coffee, talked about things while our Palav was getting ready at Hotel Hanumanthu.
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15mins Ola-auto ride and 5mins walk later, we were back at Hotel Hanumanthu. As we walked towards the hotel, the aroma increased exponentially! The staff were happy to see us back, so were we. Simple order – 2 plates of Palav, chicken kabab and chicken kurma. They served it for us, a few photos and then we sat down to the important meal of the day. We had our first bite, looked at each other in awe! Light on spices tasted way better than expected and even put some off to the so-called biryani’s at Bengaluru aside! The Sherwa was spicy and complimented Pulao.
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The return was similar to the morning, a train at 2:30 pm. We spent a little time in railway station taking photos and recording videos. Did I mention that the entire railway station is covered by Google Wi-fi, so that you don’t get bored while waiting! All in all, this turned out to be way better than what we had on our minds.

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Tips:

  • Use Ola Auto (costs ₹29 flat for 4 km, and all the place are within this range).
  • If you miss a train at the last moment, the ticket is valid for any trains within in the next 3hrs.
  • Check the location correctly before heading out, there are many hotels with the same. So finding the right place might be tricky.

 

Details:

  1. Hotel Mylari –
    Timings – 7 am to 12 noon and 3 pm to 8 pm.
    Cost – ₹200 for two.
    Click here to get Directions on Google Map.
  2. Hotel Hanumanthu –
    Cost – ₹400 for two.
    Timings – Varies each day, click here to check.
    Click here to get Directions on Google Map.Hotel Hanumanthu Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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Biryani a day, keeps me yaay! 

There are days when I wake up to the essence of Biryani, courtesy of mom (of course*). But then there are days when mom’s out of station and I just crave them. I’m a fan of the regular joints such as Shivaji, Paradise, Meghana, and Nagarjuna. But the love to discover local/lesser known places never fades. This blog post is a result of the exploration. Here are 6 lesser-known joints which serve scrumptious biryani in Namma Bengaluru.

Srinagar Kabab Center
Also known as Celtrapolis, is located near Srinagar Bus Stand. They serve pudina flavored biryani, both mutton, and chicken along with few other gravy recipes. Don’t forget to order a plate of chili chicken too!
Price for two: ₹300
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/XJkpsTi5ijG2

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New Gowda’s Fried Chicken
Also known as GFC, is famous among the locals for being featured on a regional TV show. The biryani served here is kinda mid-way between Donne and Ambur! Kabab is the side dish you can get here.
Price for 2: ₹250
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/dJvdL5dYuEE2
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SGS Non-Veg/Akkipete Biryani
I guess this is the only place I’ve been hogging since my childhood. Back then as takeaways and now as breakfast 😀 Menu is pretty simple with just the Chicken Biryani and Rice.
Price for 2: ₹200
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/onghJZYBg3B2

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Papanna’s Biryani
Lazy Evenings = No Cooking = Papanna Time 😀 Andhra style and Naati Style Biryani are one of tastiest in the neighborhood! And not to forget the daily changing sides menu and Mutton Biryani (limited to Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday*), makes it different from other places.
Price for 2: ₹300
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/MqNHja2KjEvPapanna.jpg

Sri Maruthi Hotel
My breakfast Adda on weekends! It’s a Pudina flavored biryani, looks similar to the one served at Srinagar Kabab Center but entirely different taste-wise. You can also try their Dose and Paratha with chili chicken.
Price for 2: ₹300
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/zZZrnjiC2ev

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Biryani Day
In and around Malleshwaram, this is my best bet! Even though there are a lot of places, but none of them had me going back except for this place. They serve donne biryani and the menu has a couple of sides too.
Price for 2: ₹300
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/apLpdQgZfHT2B-Day.jpg

Disclaimer – Prices are subjected to change on how much you plan on eating! I ain’t affiliated with any of these restaurants. And also I’ve visited all these places on my own, many times before making this post. I’m not saying they are the best, but few of the good places I’ve come across! My fat belly and an empty wallet is the proof of the same 😛

Happy Burping 😀