World famous Hyderabadi Biryani, Hyderabad

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    Paradise Restaurant: The BEST Biryani!

    by Donna_in_India Updated Sep 18, 2009

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    Biryani was brought to Hyderabad by the invading Mughal army of Aurangazeb. Since traditional Indian foods such as roti, rice, curries, and soups would be too time consuming to prepare and eat in times of war, the biryani was developed to get quick food to the troops. The blending of Mughlai and Telengana cuisines resulted in the Hyderabani biryani.

    It is made from goat meat (mutton) and basmati rice, although you can get a chicken or veg varitey as well. Other ingredients include yoghurt, onions, saffron, and spices.

    Paradise Restaurant is said to have the best biryani. My husband had the mutton and I had the chicken. He reported that his was delicious. And even though I am not a big biryani fan, mine was the best I've had in India. Just the aroma alone was wonderful. The portion size was very large - I think one dish would have been enough for both of us.

    The restaurant is on 2 levels and there can be a crowd. It was crowded when we went in and there was a queue by the time we left. There is also a parcel/take-out counter on the gound floor with a huge line.

    Hyderabad is famous for its Biryani and for the best you must go to Paradise Restaurant!!

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    Paradise: Dont miss the biriyani at Paradise

    by vpas Written Dec 16, 2008

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    The Paradise Biriyani in secunderabad is a legend!The area itself acquired the name thanks to the restraurant.SO just ask anyone to take you to paradise and they will do so.The biriyani here is the best you will get in the city.they have chicken,mutton(lamb) and vegetarian versions of biriyani.If you find the ambience not upto the mark,just go to the parcel section and pack some of their delicacies and enjoy it at home/your place of stay.

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    World famous Hyderabadi Biryani: Dont miss it

    by vin1 Written Jan 10, 2006

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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Thats all i can say. You will get the best of biryanis in hyderbad. There are quite a few varients of biryani. The biryani is very spicy and has great aroma. Hyderabadis eat biryani round the clock, you can get it from 11 am to 3 am at different places in hyderabad.

    These are best places for biryani ( Not in the order of preference, each has its own taste):

    1) Paradise Hotel , secuderabad
    2) Bawarchi , RTC X Roads Hyd
    3) Cafe Bahar , Hyderguda HYD
    4) Parvez Hotel , Nampally, HYD
    5) Hyderabad House ( they have many branches across city)
    6) GreenLand Hotel ( Go for their midnight Biryani Buffet - starts at 11 PM)
    7) Hotel Niagara - On way to charminar.

    Favorite Dish: Biryani - Mutton , Chicken. Order for a Double Ka Meetha to finish of the meal.

    Dont try prawn or some other, stick to mutton and chicken.
    One serving will be enough for 2 people.

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  • Pakwaan Restaurant: World Best Hyderabadi Biryani: Delicious Biryani

    by hasheem786 Updated Jul 29, 2010

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    Pakwaan has both A/C and Non-A/C dining halls, very ambient atmosphere for a family or friends group. i had a small gathering in the A/C Dining, had a very good time with the service and food there. i would recomment it to anybody visiting hydebarad to check out this new place very close to the Tadbund X roads behind the begumpet Airport.

    Favorite Dish: The Mutton Biryani was delicious i couldnt forget the taste for a few days it was lingering in my mouth had to go again the next day alone myself to have some. also the chinese cusine is terrific my friends had it so got to know from them.myself when biryani was in front i couldnt oreder anything else... :)

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    World famous Hyderabadi Biryani: THE BIRYANI

    by navendu_shirali Written Jan 27, 2006

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    On the way to Charminar, just ask anyone for Hotel Shadaab.
    The aroma and taste of biryani will make you go mmmmm..

    Second best biryani is of course the traditional Paradise Biryani. Veg Family pack is a steal for 130 Rs odd you get amazing food, from biryani to rumali rotis.

    Favorite Dish: BIRYANI and try some kebabs

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    The Hub: A walk in restaurant

    by alycat Updated Nov 28, 2003

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    Great food and perfect ambience for a quick afternoon lunch, oh ya they have executive lunches, so grab one the suits your tummy and wallet. Cozy dinners aswell.

    They have started home delivery aswell for lazy bums!!!

    Favorite Dish: Try biryani and I believe they have a variety of biryani's available. Although breaking away from the routine to do something new with the ever so popular biryani has never worked, but still a good effort to be different.

    Good for kebabs and chicken & lamb curries

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    Sohail: Delicious Biryani

    by vdadu Written Dec 19, 2009

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    Although, the famous one is Paradise (but according to me, not very delicious)only but I think you will get equally tasty Biryani at Hyderabadhouse.If you want to go off track bit into the city, try sohail's Biryani..that's really good. You will find it on the crossroad of Malekpet just besides the flyover.

    *Note: Going to Sohail needs to be considered as an exclusive Biryani trip as there is nothing famous to see around.

    I hope this will help.

    Keep Smiling
    Vivek Dadu

    Favorite Dish: Chicken Biryani, Veg. Biryani

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    Hyderabad's 400-year-old...

    by husain Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Hyderabad's 400-year-old culinary history, like its culture, is well known throughout India.

    Favorite Dish: hyderabadi biryani! yum!!

    heres the recepie---

    Ingredients

    Meat - 1 KG Boneless
    Basmati Rice - 1/2kg
    Onion - 2 Big
    Lime Juice - 1/4 Cup
    Curd - 500 GM
    Ginger Garlic Paste - 4-6 Tsp.
    Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 Tsp.
    Green Chilli - 4-6 grind into fine past
    Shazeera - A Pinch of Shazeera
    Clove - 1-2
    Cinamon - 1-2
    Cardamon - 2-3
    Coriander Leaves - A bunch finely chopped
    Mint leaves - 8-10 sticks - Plucked only leaves
    Safron - 2 pinch of safron, immerse in water
    Safron color - A pinch of color liquified with water
    Ghee - 2 Tsp.
    Oil - 2 Cup oil
    Salt - To taste

    Method:

    Cut the meat into 4' square pieces and wash it
    Add ginger garlic paste to the washed meat and Marinate it for 1 hour.
    While marinating you cut the onions thinly lengthwise and Fry the onions in the oil on low flame till it becomes golden brown.
    Now remove the golden brown onions from the oil and spread it on the plate, when it cool then crush it with your hand.
    Now add the curd 3/4 part of crushed fried onion, Red chilli powder, Green chilli paste, Cinamon, Cardamon, Shazeera, Clove, Coriander leaves, Mint leaves and safron water, salt to taste and remaining part of the oil into this marinated meat and leave for one hour.
    After one hour take basmati rice and washed and now pour water into the rice as you cook it and add salt one tea spoon, Cinamon, Cardamon, Shazeera, Clove, Coriander leave, mint leave, Green chilli 2 cut into lenght wise. Now put on flame but when rice start cooking when the rice becomes half cookded. Then remove it flame. Drain out the water completly. Now spread this half cooked rice on the marinated meat. Upon the rice layer you spread lime juice, saffron color and ghee and remaining part of the crushed onion.
    Now cover the utensil with lid tightly. Keep it on a very low flame After 1/2 hour exactly take it out from the flame.
    Now your delicious tasty Hyderabadi Biryani is ready to eat.
    Serve hot with curd chutney or with Bagare Baigan Curry.

    Bon appetite !!

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    World famous Hyderabadi Biryani: THE BIRYANI

    by navendu_shirali Written Jan 27, 2006

    On the way to Charminar, just ask anyone for Hotel Shadaab.
    The aroma and taste of biryani will make you go mmmmm..

    Second best biryani is of course the traditional Paradise Biryani. Veg Family pack is a steal for 130 Rs odd you get amazing food, from biryani to rumali rotis.

    Favorite Dish: BIRYANI and try some kebabs

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    Central Biryani Paradise: Don't Miss the spicy Biryani -- HMMmm

    by regina.williams Written Jan 20, 2009

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    This restaurant is close to Hyderabad Central -- Checked it out if your hungry after shopping for your self in Central :))

    Favorite Dish: -- You must try Mutton Biryani -- Its simply delicious :))

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