Whenever we think of food, ‘biriyani’ is what we think of and the next thing is, which is the best place to try Biryanis? This is where Paradise comes into the picture.
Paradise serves one of the best biryani’s in the world. Paradise is the go-to place for Biryani in Hyderabad and they are trying to set the same trend here in Bengaluru. The place is highly appreciated by many celebrities which adds a feather to its pride.
The chain which was limited to the North and East Bangalore has now recently opened up a new outlet in New BEL Road and we were invited to try their dishes as a part of 18th FBAB Meetup on the second working day.
The menu seemed like it was never going to end. So, we decided to try a little of each dish. Started off with Paneer Haryali Tikka, soft cubes of paneer which were perfectly marinated and cooked. It had a smooth texture and the chutney tasted great.
Subz Aur Moongphalli Seekh is one of those dishes that pack a surprise. It’s made up of finely chopped vegetables and topped with roasted peanuts.
Then came the Veg Platter which consisted of Paneer 65 & Paneer Tikka, along with Paneer Haryali Tikka & Subz Aur Moongphalli Seekh. Paneer 65 resembles Chicken 65 in terms of taste. Chunks of paneer tossed in spices, couple of chilis and topped with curry leaves. Paneer Tikka, paneer marinated in yoghurt, spices and grilled on tandoor. It has the right amount of spices.
Veg Manchurian, fried vegetables in dumpling shape cooked with Manchurian sauce to give it a perfect blend of spices and the garnishing makes it eye-catching.
Apollo Fish was one of the best fish recipes I had. Boneless fish cooked in sauce, green chillies & curry leaves. It is crisped enough to give a crunchy texture, a great starter.
Chilli Prawns was one of the highlights, fresh and tender prawns marinated in mixture of spices, deep fried & oil reduced & well garnished.
Chilli Chicken, small chunks are deep-fried first and then cooked in tangy chilli sauce which gives it good flavours. Fried chicken with a twist.
Mutton Seekh Kebab, minced lamb meat mixed with mild spices and cooked on a skewer. Meat is tender and just melts in your mouth.
Veg Biryani, special flavours of spices blend with veggies and basmati rice. Tastes good with raitha.
Special Chicken Biryani, pieces of chicken & basmati rice cooked in many levels with saffron and few spices which makes it a great biryani. It’s massive proportion, easily serves a group of 6-8 members.
Special Mutton Biryani, mixture of rice & lamb meat cooked with saffron, herbs and spices for a long duration to infuse the flavours into each bit of the biryani. Both of the biryanis are served with Mirchi ka Salan and Raita which makes them even more delicious.
Double-ka-meetha is a hyderabadi dessert made of special bread that’s prepared by them. Soaked and served in milk with hint of caradamom. Qubani-ka-meetha, is again a hyderabadi dessert made of apricots served in sweet syrup.
Gajar Halwa & Gulab Jamun, all time favorite dessert of us. It was good and one jamun could leave you filled.
The area is pretty huge compared to other outlets, serving in ground level and first level which can take upto an approx of 300 people at once and a dedicated take-away counter. The walls are painted white, decored with photos of celebrities & dishes-in-progress.
Happy about their hospitality and service. Staff are friendly in approach. The whole place is maintained well 🙂
Address – Vacuum House 1, Chikkamaranahalli, New BEL Road, Bengaluru.