10 Best Biryanis in Delhi to Savour Your Tastebuds

 , Delhi Food Walks  |  Updated: June 27, 2017 13:42 IST

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10 Best Biryanis in Delhi to Savour Your Tastebuds
  • The Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani at Andhra Bhavan is a hit with everyone
  • The Kolkata Biryani House serves one of the spiciest biryanis in the city
  • Nasir Iqbal Restaurant is the best place for Moradabadi biryani in Delhi
Hyderabadi, Kolkata Style, Moradabadi, Malabari and the famous Lucknowi Dum Biryani - the list is endless! We are spoilt for choice when it comes to biryanis in the city and this is the best time of the year to indulge in some delicious preparations you will only find here.  Here are our top 10 favourite places in Delhi that serve the tastiest biryanis. Psst... None of them will burn a hole in your pocket, so you can eat to your heart's content. 

Here are the 10 Best Places to Eat Biryani in Delhi- 
1. Andhra Bhavan

You could walk up to this place on a Sunday or a Monday or any other day of the week and it’ll always be packed but one must really go there on a Sunday afternoon to try their mouth-watering Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani which is a hit with everyone. It’s only available on Sundays, so pick your weekend

Address: 1, Ashoka Road, Feroze Shah Road, New Delhi
Time: 8 AM to 10:30 AM, 12 Noon to 3 PM, 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Price: ₹200 for two people (approx.)
Best Place To Have Biryani in Delhi: Andhra Bhawan

The best chicken biryani at andhra bhawan

2. Dil Pasand Biryani Point - Taufeeq ki Biryani

If you’re really a foodie and a “big eater” and more importantly, have the heart to try their rich biryani, don’t miss this one!

Address: 735, Haveli Azam Khan, Chitli Qabar Chowk, Jama Masjid, New Delhi
Time: 10 AM to 9 PM
Price: ₹200 for two people (approx.)
Best Place To Have Biryani in Delhi: Dil Pasand Biryani Point

taufeeq ki briyani;Photo Credit: instagram/phenomfoodie

3. Kolkata Biryani House

If Eid brings to you memories of Kolkata’s Nakhoda Masjid (and even if it doesn’t and you’re just obsessed with biryanis like I am), this place has to be on your list! They serve one of the spiciest biryanis in the city. Don’t forget to order some Mishti Doi to ease your taste buds afterwards.

Address: Shop 49, Ground Floor, Market 1, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi
Time: 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM 
Price: ₹500 for two people (approx.)
Best Place To Have Biryani in Delhi: Kolkata Biryani House

Spicy biryani at The Kolkata biryani house;Photo Credit: instagram/mathanraj36

4. Moradabad Ki Mashhoor Biryani ki Puraani Dukaan

This particular biryani is a star performer. Made with Basmati rice it is spicy yet flavourful. They truly believe in keeping it simple and delicious.

Address: Dargah Road, Nizamuddin
Time: 12 Noon to 11 PM
Price: ₹450 for two people (approx.)

Simple and delicious biryani; Photo Credit: instagram/inflightfoodie_

5. Nasir Iqbal Restaurant 

One of the best places for Moradabadi Biryani in Delhi, and you’ll get the added bonus of listening to the qawwali and offering your prayers at the dargah if you visit on a Thursday. They serve their biryani with some seriously hot chutney so make sure you can handle the heat.

Address: 268A, Jha Basti Market, Hazrat Nizamuddin West, Nizamuddin, New Delhi
Time: 11 AM to 11 PM
Price: ₹350 for two people (approx.)
Best Place To Have Biryani in Delhi: Nasir Iqbal Restaurant

yummy biryani at nasir iqbal biryani; Photo Credit: instagram/annahdaily

6. Al Jawahar

Order anything off the menu and it will be up to the best standards. They serve the best authentic mutton biryani I’ve ever had.  It’s served with raita and Mutton Korma.  An interesting fact to know is that restaurant is named after Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, who visited this tiny eatery in Old Delhi in late 1947.

Address: 8, Jama Masjid, Matia Mahal, Opposite Gate 1, New Delhi
Time: 7 AM to 12 Midnight 
Price: ₹600 for two people (approx.)
Best Place To Have Biryani in Delhi: Al Jawahar

authentic mutton biryani at AL Jawahar; Photo Credit: instagram/atif_xia

7. Madina Biryani Corner

Their menu is short and sweet - Chicken Biryani, Bade ki Biryani, Daleem Biryani and Daleem (or popularly known as Haleem). Try anything, and you’ll love it.

Address: 6,Zakir Nagar Main Rd, Zakir Nagar, Okhla
Time: 9 AM to 11 PM
Price: ₹200 for two people (approx.)
Best Place To Have Biryani in Delhi: Madina Biryani Corner

Daleem Biryani from the Madina Biryani Corner; Photo Credit: instagram/food.n.art_pakistan

8. Hotel Malabar

This tiny hole-in-the-wall is located near Fortis Escorts Hospital in New Friends Colony. The food that they offer isn’t only Malabari but is from all over the state of Kerala. They serve their biryanis with poppadom and South Indian pickles. The specialties here include Chicken, Prawn and Kappa Biryani. 

Address: A-37A, Sarai Juliana, New Friends Colony, Okhla
Time: 7 AM to 10 PM
Price: ₹400 for two people (approx.)
Best Place To Have Biryani in Delhi: Hotel Malabar

biryani served with poppadum; Photo Credit: instagram/claudimangda.dc

9. Al Nawaz

Their fragrant Chicken Dum Phukt Biryani and the Friday-special Mutton Biryani will truly make your day. The place isn’t all that fancy but you will surely overlook that fact once you try what they have to offer.

Address: 50 A, Abul Fazal Enclave {near Jamia Nagar Thaana}, New Friends Colony
Time: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM
Price: ₹750 for two people (approx.)
Best Place To Have Biryani in Delhi: Al Nawaz

chicken biryani at the AL nawaz; Photo Credit: instagram/teddyismad

10. Anand Restaurant

This little restaurant is hidden deep inside the busy lanes of Connaught Place. They’ve been making delicious biryanis for almost half a century now (42 years!). They serve their biryanis with gravy, masala onions and mint chutney. Our personal favourite here is the Keema Biryani.

Address: 15/96, Scindia House, Connaught Place
Time: 10 AM to 11 PM
Price: ₹550 for two people (approx.)
Best Place To Have Biryani in Delhi: Anand Restaurant

keema biryani with gravy at Anand restaurant; Photo Credit: instagram/ananazz_

Take a group of friends and explore this weekend. You are sure to find your favourite amongst this delicious lot.

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