In a NUtshell A delivery pop by soul food that that went horribly wrong. Address & other details: hello panda Meal for 2: ₹675 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even one featured / sponsored … Continue reading SOUL FOOD delivery pop up (hello panda gurugram)
In a NUtshell A small quirky restaurant by the park, serving some very good Jama Masjid delhi & other mughlai food. Address & other details: hanglatherium Meal for 2: ₹400 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not … Continue reading Hanglatherium (Prince Anwar shah road, opposite south city mall, lake gardens, KOLKATA)
In a nutshell: A take home joint that serves pretty good Kolkata Biryani & rolls & excellent Chaap. Meal for 2: Rs. 150 onwards Home Delivery Numbers: +91 9999311547, +91 9312733913 Cuisine Type: Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian Short Description – In case u r in a hurry: Bongo bondhus in Gurgaon, good news for u. At last there is a Biryani shop that serves good Kolkata Biryani in … Continue reading Mughlai treat (Shop no. 26, Sushant Tower, Sector 56, Gurgaon)
The Shiraz Nostalgia
Amongst all the golden memories of my college days in Kolkata, the one thing that consistently churns up is Shiraz Golden Restaurant in Circus Avenue, Park Circus. All our random parties or any special party for that matter (for example Holi, Diwali or even Durga Puja!) was necessarily powered by Mutton Biriyani, Chicken Chaap and Firni (an Indian Dessert made with milk and powdered Basmati rice with Saffron) from Shiraz. Each one of us would be handed over one packet of Mutton Biriyani each and one piece from the Chicken Chaap to start with… and would end with forever licking the spoons that scooped out the mildly aromatic Firni (a dessert) set in an earthen small pot! The same menu was repeated at every occasion when friends would meet and Mums would refuse to host a mini impromptu parties.
Even today when we go to Kolkata, the same menu from the same Shiraz is waiting either for us at some of our friends’ houses or at our Kolkata home for others who visit us!
Most of the Bengalis that I have met, associate Biriyani, specially the Mughlai cooking with the Lucknowy or the Awadhi style of cooking. Hence, as much as we love the various kinds of Biriyani – the Hyderabadi, the Sindhi, the Pakistani Biriyanis, our taste-buds still search for Shiraz’s Biriyani. Though there is no dearth of Indian restaurants in Dubai, there was definitely a dearth of Indian restaurants which could satiate the Mughlai food nostalgia for those who grew up in Kolkata.
Well, till Shiraz Golden Restaurant came to the shores of Dubai, all the way from Kolkata. Till then some dishes occurred only in my dreams. For example – the Kolkata Kathi Rolls! Or the Mughlai Parathas!
In a nutshell:
Best Kolkata mutton Biryani in Kolkata. Aafreen Biryani tastes better but that is not mutton biryani.
Address & other details: Arsalan
Meal for 2: Rs. 250 onwards
Cuisine type: Predominantly Nonvegetarian with vegetarian options thrown in
Short Description – In case u r in a hurry:
The menu card is long. My reco to friends is that do not waste time & energy & imagination – just order Arsalan special Biryani with Mutton kosha, ishtew & chhamp as side dishes. For Kolkattans, a Mutton Burrah wud alsob a good idea. For Dilliwallas, The Burrah of Karims is a few shades better.
Detailed Description – In case u have the time to enjoy reading: