If someone says true love doesn't exist, they clearly have never had biryani!
An epitome of authenticity, flavour, aroma and love- biryani is more of a culinary expression and art, than just a dish. The whiffs of a steaming plate of this imperial dish, hold a royal seat in the hearts of all food fanatics across the world and if you are in Lucknow, the love is way more pronounced!
So, if you are someone who can have biryani as every meal of the day, a little variation is just what you need! Move over the classics of Nawabi authenticity and try THESE 5 preparations, that promise to set you on a gourmet trail of satisfaction with each bite.
Veg Chaap Biryani by Art of Chaap
A premium selection for all the vegetarians out there, the Veg Chaap Biryani by Art of Chaap, is a preparation that ends the debate of veg biryani and pulao. Made with mock meats, that imitate the texture and taste of authentic flesh, the chaap biryani variants available here, are a vegetarian solution to your cravings! Do try out their Veg Mutton Chaap Biryani (you are reading it right), Veg Fish Chaap Biryani (yep) and Veg Bunty Babli Biryani as well.
Prawn Hyderabadi Biryani by Bikkgane Biryani
Fairly popular in coastal areas, prawn biryani is another blend that can make your taste buds swoon. This too is an exclusive preparation that one may find at Bikkgane Biryani in Lucknow. The taste of marinated prawns with the dum of Hyderabadi biryani rice, can surely make your day.
Paneer Patiala Biryani by Thoda Aur
Assemble paneer lovers! The Patiala Paneer Biryani by Thoda Aur in Lucknow, is all you need to indulge in a regal food extravaganza. This fusion of caramelised onions, spice mix and generous paneer garnish with a crisp papad on the top, can really elevate the joy of your dining experience!
Kolkata Chicken Biryani by Mashi Biryani
Beating the more popular preparations of Lakhnawi and Hyderabadi biryanis, this variant will serve you the taste of Bengal with each bite. You can find this darun preparation at Mashi Biryani in Lucknow, a brand that promises a royal array of biryani preparations and a warranty that its taste can never go wrong!
Muradabadi Chicken Biryani by Arif Muradabadi Biryani Center
The thing about biryani is, it should be zaikedaar yet not overpowering and that's exactly what you get when you order from Arif Muradabadi Biryani Center in Lucknow. So, cast away your worries of 'how much is too much?' and savour the asli swaad of Moradabad from here!
So what are you waiting for biryani lovers?! Get up and get going to these places or just order in, to get your share of these mouth-watering biryani variations. You are bound to get at least one flavour that can add to your list of must-haves, so grab your masks, holler up your buddies and make a move!
Here's to hoping your biryani is hot, flavoursome and elaichi-less!