best biryani in Kolkata

On the hunt for the best biryani? Despite fighting against the famous Awadhi or the equally famous Hyderabadi biryani that surpass all the other modes of preparing the royal dish; it is Bengal’s Biryani that defeats them all.

Bengal’s biryani is an amalgamation of Mughlai and Awadhi style of cooking. It is much easier to cook and but tastes great with the soft potatoes and boiled eggs.

So, book your trip to Kolkata because these restaurants await to blow your mind. Here is our list of the places to get the best biryani in Kolkata.

1. Nizam

While Nizam may be famous for their kathirolls, their Biryani is a secret a few are in on. Cooked to perfection, Nizam’s Biryani tastes the best at any time of the day.

Cost for two: Rs. 550/-
Our recommendation: Beef biryani, kebab and kathi roll
Location: 23/24, Hogg Street, New Market Area, Kolkata

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2. Lucknow

In the heart of Kolkata, Park Circus Area, Lucknow is known for its ambiance. Lucknow is a recent addition to the biryani map. If you’re visiting this restaurant prepared to be floored.

Cost for two: Rs. 1000/-
Our recommendation: Chicken handi biryani, chicken zafrani tandoori and lucknowi seekh kebab
Location: 57/5, Ballygunge Circular Road, Ballygunge, Kolkata

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3. Aminia

‘Aminia’s Biryani is arguably the best in the city. Simple to look at; one bite introduces you to a new world of flavours.

The biryani here has fewer colours and greasy oils giving it a stand out taste. If you’re visiting Aminia, prepare for the crowd.

Cost for two: Rs. 500/-
Our recommendation: Mutton awadhi biryani, pasinda seekh kebab, and chicken reshmi kebab
Location: 6A, S.N. Banerjee Road, New Market Area, Kolkata (Aminia has branches all over the city)

4. Shiraz

Shiraz has been serving Kolkata since 1970. Its oldest branch is at the Mullick Bazar Crossing but it has branches all over the city.

Cost for two: Rs. 550/-
Our Recommendation: Mutton biryani, chicken chaap, and mutton rezala
Location: 135, Park Street, Park Street Area, Kolkata (Shiraz has branches in Nagerbazar, Salt Lake, Ajoy Nagar etc)

5. Zeeshan

The biryanis at Zeeshan are known to be spicier and greasier than your average biryani. Only visit this spot if you can handle your spice.

Cost for two: Rs. 400/-
Our recommendation: Mughlai biryani, reshmi kebabs, and kathi roll
Location: 17, Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Park Circus Area, Kolkata (Other locations include Desapriya Park, Ballygunge, Mullick Road, Tollygunge etc)

6. Arsalan

The best for the last, Arsalan is known as the best biryani restaurant in town. They serve one of the best biryani preparations in the country.

Cost for two: Rs. 700/-
Our recommendations: Mutton biryani, chicken biryani, and chicken halim
Location: 28, Circus Avenue, Near A.J.C. Bose Road Flyover, Park Circus Area, Kolkata (Also present at Chinar Park, Hatibagan, Ruby Hospital Area, New Alipore etc.)

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