Whenever you hear the word Paradise Biryani, you think of Hyderabad only. Many travelers there have been pleaded by their friends to get Paradise Biryani via flight or AC train! Now we don’t need to take all this trouble as the world’s favorite biryani Paradise Biryani is now in Bangalore! Right in the heart of the Central Business District of Indiranagar too!
When you walk into the restaurant, what immediately strikes you is the amazing photographs of the preparation of Biryani which adorn the walls. It is a far cry from the first ever Paradise Cafe which opened at the erstwhile Paradise Theatre in Secunderabad in 1953! 1980’s was the golden age of Paradise as it opened up its highly popular Takeaway business and the multi-cuisine Paradise Persis family restaurant came up.
Paradise has become such an integral part of Hyderabadâ€™s culinary culture and history that a visit to Hyderabad is said to be incomplete without a visit to Paradise. Foodies swear by the taste of their signature Paradise Biryani and Bengaluru will now have it first authentic Biryani restaurant thanks to Paradise Biryani!
Paradise has a 60 year old history and is undoubtedly every Hyderabadiâ€™s favourite restaurant. Mr. Ali Hemmati, Chairman & Managing Director of Paradise, is confident that this restaurant will achieve the same iconic status in Bengaluru as they will serve the legendary and authentic Hyderabadi cuisine to the discerning food lovers of this city. In addition to the world famous Biryanis, Paradise also serves delectable Chinese, Indian and Continental cuisine.
We started with Veg starters the first one of which was Bharwan Tandoori Aloo – Stuffed potatoes marinated in yoghurt and masala and cooked in the tandoor. I didn’t particularly like this dish so much.
Next up in the Veg Starters was Paneer Tikka – Succulent pieces of paneer marinated in yoghurt and spices and grilled in the tandoor. This was quite yummy!
Next up was the Special Tandoori Platter which contains Mutton Seekh Kebab which is Finely minced lamb with mild spices cooked on a skewer, Chicken Seekh Kebab which is Succulent kebab made of minced chicken, grilled in the tandoor and Chicken Tikka which is Boneless pieces of chicken marinated in yoghurt and spices, grilled in the tandoor. I particularly loved the Mutton Seekh Kebab!
The highlight of the evening was the Mutton Biryani which was an aromatic mixture of rice, lamb, saffron, herbs and
spices, served with raita and mirchi-ka-salan. Perfectly cooked and having brilliant taste, it was definitely a dish I would try every time I go to Paradise!
For Dessert, we tried out Qubani ka Meetha which is an Authentic Hyderabadi sweet with stewed apricots.
We also tried and loved Double ka Meetha (or Bread ka Meetha) which is a bread pudding dessert wit hint of saffron and cardamom. This was the second highlight of the day for me!
Some of the most famous people in the world have enjoyed the worldâ€™s best biryani at Paradise. Paradise boasts of clientele that includes celebrities from every walk of life including politicians, cricketers, heads of States, film stars and many more. An array of dignitaries including Sachin Tendulkar, Aamir Khan, Rahul Dravid, Salman Khan, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor have all sampled the famed Hyderabadi cuisine here!
Don’t miss Paradise Biryani at Indiranagar KFC junction. Biryanis start from Rs.190 and sides start from Rs.180. The portions are large for the biryani so assume that 1 will be enough for 2-3 people.
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