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Let's Get This Straight: There's No Such Thing As Veg Biryani

By ADITYA GANJOO

Updated - Oct. 13, 2018 bookmark icon 9 min read

Before reading this post must read the master post on Places to visit in Delhi: Dilli Darshan 

We all have vegetarian friends who claim that when it comes to veg biryanis, they just can't have enough. But deep down inside, even they know that the sorry excuse of a dish they're referring to as 'Biryani' is actually just plain old veg pulao. Now that we've put this out there as a fact and have settled all arguments on this topic till the end of time, let's talk about some places which serve that the best biryani in Delhi Ncr that'll give you a high like no drug or drink ever can. 

 

1. Biryani Blues

Authentic Biryani flavors are the speciality of this restaurant. The place gives you positive vibes with good interiors, classy music and lovely food. The menu deserves a thumbs up and the food seems to bind you more with every visit. The Chicken Biryani and Shikampuri Kebabs here hold an edge over others when it's about expressions like juicy and spicy.

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Highlights: Authentic Biryani Flavors, Wide Variety Of Biryanis, Wifi Available, Home Delivery
Must-haves: Hyderabadi Dum Biryani, Mutton Dum Biryani, Keema Biryani, Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani, Vegetable Biryani
Cost For Two: Rs.850
Cuisine: Hyderabadi, Biryani
Address: Building 2, Ground Floor, Corner Market, Maharishi Dayanand Marg, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi - (Get Directions)

 

2. Alkauser

Vegetarians should definitely try their Veg. Biryani as it's as amazing as their chicken biryani.  Don't forget to try their Lucknow Dum Handi Biryani. Mughlai food is undeniably the tastiest and most filling, combine it with the exemplary service of this eatery and you have with yourself, the best meal you could imagine. Stroll in here with your friends and family and sit among the many others who come here to enjoy the world's softest Kebab. Don't forget to have their phirnee after a delightful bowl of biryani. There's no way you should miss out this delish biryani in Delhi.

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Highlights: Famous for Kebabs, Authentic Mughlai Cuisine
Must-haves:  Kakori Kebab, Butter Chicken, Kakori Roll, and Warqi Paratha
Cost For Two: Rs.850
Cuisine: North Indian, Hyderabadi
Address: Vasant Place Market, Near Malai Temple, Sector 6, R K Puram, New Delhi - (Get Directions)

 

3. Oberoi Biryani

A casual dining restaurant which as the name suggests specializes in Biryani serves some delicious mutton dishes. North-Indian style Dishes cooked with specific stylish presentations can satisfy all of your hunger pangs. The seating area is small and more of like a dhaba, so if you are not a big fan of that, ordering your favorite mutton delicacies home is always an option. Taking care of hunger pangs till as late as 4:00PM, Oberoi Biryani is a casual dining restaurant serving North Indian preparations. A great place in Rajinder Nagar, it is praised for its stylish presentation and is a nice joint to visit when one is looking to satiate hunger pangs with tasty, hygienic food at reasonable prices.

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Must-haves:  Butter Chicken Chicken, Curry Chicken Biryani, Mutton Biryani,  Chicken Tikka Tandoori Chicken, Mutton Rogan Josh
Cost For Two: Rs. 650
Cuisine: North Indian
Address: 1/123, Shankar Road, Opposite BSES Office, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi (Get Directions)

 


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4. Beeryani

As can be guessed from the name, it is the place that carries the body of a pub and the soul of a biryani place. A unique establishment in its own right, it is a popular spot amongst college-goers to enjoy a cheerful night out in the company of friends. There is ample seating place inside the outlet, with an energetic ambiance and the aroma of spices and hops is abundant. This is one of the very few spots where you are rendered a fan long before you get to spot the pocket-friendly pricing. North Indian cuisine and various types of Biryani are served here.

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Highlights: Wide Variety of Biryani, Pocket-Friendly Restaurant, Live Sports Screening, Full Bar Available
Must-haves: Chicken Biryani, Achari Paneer Tikka, and Butter Chicken along with Draught Beer.
Cost For Two: Rs.750
Cuisine: North Indian, Biryani
Address: Shop 2, Main Market, Opposite IIT Main Gate, SDA, New Delhi - (Get Directions)

 

5. Anand Restaurant

We vouch that the delicious flavors and satisfaction you'll get here is incomparable to any other dhabas you'll visit. Like others, this place is huge but doesn't really focuses on its ambiance, but don't worry, it pleases the crowd with its food. Anand is hidden away in the bylanes of Connaught Place but is usually quite crowded. You can locate it in the Outer circle lane, right next to The Beer Cafe. They’re pretty well known for their biryanis, and you must go there if you are looking for the most delicious Mutton Biryani in Delhi that they serve with a little gravy. Though the food is a little spicy, it comes very easy on your pockets. A small place with an ambiance which reminds you of 70's Delhi. The service is decent and the taste of the food is authentic. Their lip-smacking Biryani is a must-try here. Other than Biryani, the Mutton Rogan Josh are Seekh Kebabs are also worth trying.

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Highlights: Pocket-friendly restaurant, Variety Of Biryani
Must-haves: Chicken Biryani, Butter Chicken, Lassi, Mutton Biryani, Vegetable Biryani, Mutton Curry, Keema Naan
Cost For Two: Rs.600
Cuisine: North Indian, Biryani
Address: 15/96, Schindi House, Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi - (Get Directions)

 

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6. Bikkgane Biryani

For all the biryani lovers out there craving for authentic, spicy and mouth watering biryani, this eatery is your destination. This establishment has maintained its reputation for serving authentic Hyderabadi style biryani in the city. With a wide range of scrumptious starters, North Indian cuisine and biryani dishes, the restaurant caters to all the cravings of the diners. A must visit to enjoy a delectable meal finishing it off with their famous Khurbani ka Meetha dessert.

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Highlights: Casual Dining, Authentic Hyderabadi Biryani
Must-haves: Mutton Biryani Andhra Curry Tandoori Chicken Andhra Biryani Andhra Mutton Fry Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani 
Cost For Two: Rs.800
Cuisine: North Indian, Biryani
Address: Shop 305 & 306, 3rd Floor, Mefcons Plaza, Central Market, Sector 6, Dwarka, New Delhi - (Get Directions)

 

7. Deez Biryani

This place has five different recipes of Briyanis available in six Handi sizes, that serve up to sixty people. Along with the biriyanis, they also serve mouth watering chicken, mutton and veg kebabs. The place is known for its preparation of cooking in Rice Bran oil that helps in reducing cholesterol and other fats. Recommended: Hyderabadi Biryani, Navrattan Korma and Chicken Kebab. Binge on the most scrumptious biryani in Delhi Ncr only at Deez Biryani.

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Highlights: Six Different Handi Sizes, Full Bar Available
Must-haves: Chicken Haryali Tikka, Mutton Biryani, Butter Chicken, Veg Thali, Pakistani Biryani, Mutton Kebab
Cost For Two: Rs.750
Cuisine: North Indian, Biryani, Mughlai
Address: 91-93, Flyover Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi - (Get Directions)

 

8. Ozra

ORZA is a casual dining restaurant serving Kashmiri preparations. A great place in Khel Gaon Marg, it is praised for its stylish presentation and is a nice joint to visit when one is looking to satiate hunger pangs with tasty, hygienic food. You've got to try their Pakki Biryani and Berry Pulao to have a real taste of the best biryani in Delhi NCR.

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Highlights: Free Wifi, Kid-Friendly Restaurant, Casual Dining
Must-haves: Chapli Kebab, Orange Sorbet, Pizza, Vegetarian, Baklava, Mutton Biryani, Salad
Cost For Two: Rs.2000
Cuisine: Awadhi, Kashmiri, Modern Indian, Iranian, North Indian
Address: B-105, First Floor, Ansal Plaza Mall, Khel Gaon Marg, New Delhi - (Get Directions)

 

9. Handiwala

One of the top-rated restaurants of the area, it offers mind-blowing North Indian preparations. Besides that, Mughlai delicacies can also be found on the menu and the joint gathers high praises for its flavourful biryanis. The restaurant itself is very beautiful, not overly-decorated and comfortably furnished, carrying a classy appeal. A visit here comes well-recommended from many. Recommended - Kheer, Keema Paratha, Keema Naan, Paneer Tikka, Paneer Biryani, Vegetable Biryani, Butter Chicken.

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Highlights: Top-rated restaurants in NCR, Full Bar Available
Must-haves: Handi Ka Murg, Laal Maas(Mutton), Sarson Ki Macchi, Handi Ka Paneer, Dahi Ke Kebab
Cost For Two: Rs.950
Cuisine: North Indian, Mughlai, Biryani
Address: G-45, Sector 18, Sector 18, Noida - (Get Directions)

 

 


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10. Kolkata Biryani House

This THE place to get authentic Bengali style Biryanis, which include potato and eggs as vital ingredients, that amaze everyone from the first bite right down to the last morsel! Apart from that, utterly delectable North Indian and Mughlai bites, such as Kebabs and Rolls, can also be found here. Their customers hold them in very high regards for maintaining perfection in their cookings and for offering them at very reasonable prices. You'll find the best chicken biryani in Delhi only at Kolkata Biryani House.

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Highlights: Budget-Friendly, Authentic Bengali Style Biryanis
Must-haves: Chicken Biryani, Mutton Biryani, Mutton Kosha, Paneer Butter Masala, Chicken Bharta
Cost For Two: Rs.550
Cuisine: North Indian, Mughlai, Biryani, Rolls
Address: Shop no. 49, Ground Floor, Market 1, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi - (Get Directions)

 

11. Paradise Biryani

This restaurant serves an array of authentic Mughlai delicacies, however, Biryani is the speciality here. The place is pretty spacious and has cosy ambience to dine in. The staff is very polite in attending customers. The best thing is its pocket-friendly pricing. The menu is extremely large with reasonable pricing. The quantity of food is also plentiful to serve your appetite. It also serves decent quality liquor here. Its Zafrani Kebab, Kalmi Kebab and Hyderabadi Biryani are must haves.

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Highlights: Pocket-friendly, Casual Dining, Authentic Biryani
Must-haves: Mutton Biryani, Rice, Hyderabadi Biryani, Paneer Butter Masala, Khubani Ka Meetha, Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Tika
Cost For Two: Rs.500
Cuisine: Biryani, North Indian
Address: 43 A, D1 Block, Malibu Town, Sector 47, Raheja Mall, Sohna Road, Gurgaon - (Get Directions)

 

12. Andhra Bhavan

This place is THE destination for authentic Hyderabadi Dum Biryani. Even though it's only served on Sundays, it's insanely popular. So make sure you reach there early, because if you haven't had biryani at Andhra Bhavan, then you don't really know what true happiness is. Taste the best biryani in Delhi without burning a whole in your pocket only at Andhra Bhavan.

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Highlights: Traditional Andhra Food, Super Pocket-Friendly,
Must-haves: Andhra Thali, Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani, Prawn Curry
Cost For Two: Rs.250
Cuisine: Andhra Cuisine, South Indian, Biryani
Address: 1, Ashoka Road, India Gate, New Delhi - (Get Directions)

 


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