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Biryani Guru

Indian


It was exciting. And exacting. And exhausting. I was on a Navi Mumbai exploratory round. And I ended up in the delicious Value For Money “Biryani Guru”. All thanks to my other set of gurus…my #FoodieBlinddates. In this case it was the vivacious, Zulekha Jabeel whos been running her small business for 27 years in Navi Mumbai


She’s loves cooking and entertaining at home and also eating out. I drove in from South Mumbai and met my #foodieblinddate directly in the restaurant and spent an amazing afternoon.


DÉCOR


Cheerful. Well lit. Decorated with photos of Musicians...from Bhimsen Joshi to Mick Jagger. A warm, happy vibe infused the ground floored restaurant.


FOOD


Ofcourse you must opt for the biryanis (choice of 15 ) but before that ask for the plump, well-marinated, boldly flavoured Fish tikka with hammering notes of garlic, the velvety soft paneer delightful with black pepper. Richly succulent with cheese, chicken kebab and fleshy, tasty


Bhatti kumbh. Sounds strange but the “Istanbul pardah biryani” came up tops. Cut through the sphere, with it’s thick coating into the moist, flavoursome mutton biryani. Also must-try the Bombay matka biryani for it’s long-grained rice vibrant with masala. Plenty of choice for vegetarians. End with the silken, sweet delicious caramel custrd. I met Alok


Sharma whos whod driven in all the way from Vashi and was waiting to pick up biryani as a takeaway since it’s the best here.


MINUS POINTS


Some of the dishes were over spiced and even oversweet…like the butter chicken. Leathery


Garlic naan.


MY POINT


Details: piquant homemade “capsicum chutney”, tangy, silken “beetroot chutney” and ofcourse robustly spiced, tasty biryanis and kababs make this a must visit if you happen to be in the vicinity. It’s moderately priced and it’s open through the day.It sure is a Biryani lovers mecca, which lives upto its name of “Biryani guru”


BIRYANI GURU


Mermaid 1, Opposite Indian Naval Canteen, Sector 11, CBD-Belapur, Navi Mumbai


Open 10 am to 11 pm


Meal for two Rs 1000


RATING FOOD 3.75 SERVICE 3.5 DÉCOR 3.5






© 2019 by Rashmi Uday Singh

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