When you are missing your favorite dish back home (Hyderabad,India) and had to start looking for it in Sharjah, I ended up searching on Zomato about good biryani outlets nearby and this was one of the names that came up to try.
As home delivery option was available and the weather was hot and sultry we decided to order in. I ordered their famous chicken dum biryani while my sister decided to order Schezwan (chi) fried rice,chicken tikka masala along with Butter naan & Garlic naan. We received the order in about 30 min or so and it was still piping hot
The smell of the chicken biryani was emanating from the packet and it made me crave it even more.Ignoring my other family members I decided to start with the biryani immediately and dug in. Honestly speaking it was authentic dum biryani the spices were correctly used, no excessive use of Daalchini (Cinnamon) , the meat was soft and succulent which would only happen if it was made correctly. The long grain basmati rice carried the flavor of spices used properly and tasted well on its own without the use of Mirchi ka salan or the Dahi ki chutney.
Mirchi ka salan was not up to the mark as it was too dilute, it appeared that the usage of lemon to make it more tangy was the cause. Dahi ki chutney a.k.a raita was good
they also give salad along with the biryani pack, it had carrot, cabbage, Cucumber and 1 slice of onion, I would have preferred if they gave more onions instead of cabbage
The schezwan fried rice was good and tasted amazing. The tangy sauce given with it was bland and didn’t serve its purpose of enhancing the food or the experience in any way. The color of the rice was a very bright red which was the brightest I ever saw being used in a food dish. Overall it tasted well so no complaints on that aspect
We had asked for a boneless chicken curry and were suggested this dish and this turned out to be very tasty. The roti was still hot as they were nicely wrapped in aluminium foil and were ideal for this dish. The masala or the gravy part is made by using tomatoes, cream, onions, cardamom , chili’s etc and was so tasty that it was finished first before the chicken.
Our second order was placed a week later for Chicken Tikka Masala and Khatti Dal along with Tandoori Roti. We asked them specially to make it spicy and it turned out amazing. Couldn’t have asked for more tasty and yummy dishes. The Khatti Dal especially was exactly like the one traditionally made at Muslim household’s in Hyderabad.
Final verdict : To satiate your craving for authentic Hyderabadi dum biryani, this is one of the best outlets to get it from.