The Biryani Company, located on the lane next to Mudiali club, assures to provide a lighter version of biryani that won’t be unhealthy, without altering it’s taste. I was invited for the blogger’s meet organised here. The place is spacious, with two moderately large rooms. The ambience is vibrant, much due to the exquisite collection of photo frames and models which have been collected by Mr Banerjee, the owner of this joint, from different countries.
We started with a glass of cold drinks, which gave a much needed relief from the hot and sultry weather. The starters were served one after another.
Mutton galawati was nice. The minced mutton simply melted in the mouth. The smoky flavour, which I like, was prominent.
Lasuni chicken kalmi looked somewhat similar to chicken lollipops, with the bone wrapped in a foil. The chicken was soft and juicy. A mild garlic flavour added to the taste.
Fish fry is something one won’t expect in a restaurant which specializes in Mughlai cuisines. But the fish fry was undoubtedly the best among the starters, with a fresh and juicy fillet, deep fried and coated by a thin non-crispy batter. A spicy mayonnaise dip was given, which was great.
An unique starter was the galawati kulcha, where mutton galawati keema was stuffed inside the layers of the khulcha.
There were also a few veg starters like Paneer tikka and hara bhara kabab which didn’t fail to impress the vegetaraians.
Shifting to the mains, we started with mutton biryani. This was their USP and surely it had to be great. As promised, the biryani was much less greasy compared to the renowned Mughlai restaurants in the city. The mutton was perfectly cooked and was very soft.
To complement the biryani, was badami special chicken, which disappointed us. The chicken seemed to be undercooked. Also the peanut gravy had an overpowering taste, which didn’t go well with the biryani.
Also, there was butter naan with paneer kadai Lahari. The naan was soft and went well with the paneer, which was rich and tasty.
Our meal ended with gulab jamun with rabri, a slight deviation from the monotonous Phirni and Shahi tukra kioffered by every Mughlai restaurant. The rabri wasn’t much sweet and went well with the hot gulab jamun, a sheer delight in every spoon !
Overall, this place proved to be a hidden gem and for the ones who love biryani but avoid it due to health issues, this place can turn out to be a saviour !