Yesterday was Eid, so tried making something special for the day. Mother in law said let’s have biryani. We both made it but didn’t turn up that great. (I mean it was ok… but not the authentic biryani that can be found at any Muslim home. Let it be Lucknowi or Hyderabadi, they make it just beyond perfection).
So just a thought came in mind that I wish I could have ordered it from any of my favourite biryani joints. alas.. I didn’t. Will plan it some other day for sure. But for now here is the list of 5 best biryani joints / suppliers (only in bulk) in Mumbai.
1. Satkar Restaurant Vileparle east
Pitale Wadi, Hanuman Road, Vile Parle East, Mumbai
Phone: 022 26152755
This is a saviour for all the nearby offices around domestic airport, Vileparle east. I never been to this restaurant, but always ordered their stumptuous food delivered to my office near domestic airport. And it was one of our favourites to order food for any special occasions like birthday treats, an office lunch for Holi, Diwali & Boss’ birthday (Paid by the boss of course???? ). Whenever he used to give treat, he used to plan a food order from Satkar as he is a seafood and biryani lover, and nothing can beat the seafood, non veg and the biryanis from this gem.
They serve biryanis for all, for the vegetarians, non vegetarians and the eggetarians too. One more category should be added to this ie seafoodatarians (who hop on sea food exclusively)
You will find a variety of biryanis over here such as Chicken Biryani, Mutton Biryani, Chicken Hyderabadi Biryani, Chicken Tikka Biryani, Chicken Handi Biryani, Mutton Handi Biryani, Egg Biryani, Prawns Biryani, Veg Biryani, Paneer Biryani and the list goes on.
PS: For a light food choice one must try their Dal Palak khichdi. It’s beyond any praises. Simply lightly yummiest.
2. Star Biryani Vashi
Prabodhankar Thackeray Marg, Near Mahalaxmi Apartment, Opposite Suyog Hospital, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400705
Phone: 022 2766 3902
Star Biryani in Vashi Navi Mumbai is undoubtedly one of the best places to get authentic hyderabadi Biryani at a highly affordable price. Though the eatery doesn’t have a very nice sitting arrangement, the food here is a treat to the tastebuds. Their Biryani is an absolute delight to have. Their kebabs and raita are a must try as well.
They have 3 variants in biryani Mutton Biryani (Rs. 130), Chicken Biryani (Rs. 110) & Veg Biryani (Rs. 100).
Heavy on tongue n tummy , light on pocket. Must visit place.
3. Hyderabad Express Andheri West
Near Lotus Petrol Pump, Adarsh Nagar, Andheri -West
Phone: 8419938333 / 8419934333
As a lover of biryani, after having tasted biryani from lot of places, this place comes close to making the delicious, mouthwatering biryani. They pack the biryani along with the authentic taste, aroma and flavours.
This is an exclusively take away and delivery outlet situated at Adarsh nagar, Andheri west. Once you have biryani from here, you will never forget the taste and aroma. It will relish forever.
They have variety of biryani and variety of serving size too.
They have different rates as it goes for Half / Full/ Family / Party / Kilo.
Price Range – 100 – 1600 (depending upon the type and quantity)
They serve Chicken Dum Biryani, Mutton Dum Biryani, Veg Dum Biryani, Chicken Tawa Biryani, Egg Tawa biryani, Paneer Tawa biryani etc.
Must Have : Mirch Ka Salan & Double ka mitha.
4. Kakori House
10 A, Shiv Sagar Society, Opposite Paradise Cinema, Lady Jamshedji Rd, Mahim West, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400102
Phone: 093222 90269
It was my husband’s birthday and we wanted to celebrate it somewhere near Mahim / Matunga after a movie in Matunga. So one of his colleagues suggested us this place called Kakori House. He said that is the best place to have Lucknowi biryani (They claim it as authentic awadhi food). It’s a very small joint situated at Mahim West.
They serve only one option in Veg biryani that is Dum Subz Masala Biryani (Rs. 335/- for a portion enough for 2) & 2 variants of non veg that is Dum Gosht masala Biryani (Rs. 395) & Dum Gosht Lucknowi Biryani (480).
Little high on price but serves unique Awadhi flavours to your plate.
5. Royal Caterers Bandra West
81/E-8, Agnelo Chawl, 250 Mangla Bazaar, Bandra West, Mumbai – 400050
Last but not the least, this is among the best ever biryani in Mumbai. My personal favourite for house parties and office treats. They do not have any dine out place but supply in bulk (per kg quantity) as is ideal for any party or function at your home or office. I had ordered it last time for my daughter’s birthday. I must say they are very punctual and delivered the order at 6 pm sharp.
Had ordered 4 Kgs of Veg biryani and it was more than enough for 35 guests.
Inform Fakirbhai for sufficient amount of raita for this much quantity, he will do the personal customizations too. I had paid Rs. 2400/- for 4 kgs biryani (550 per kg) and 200 Rs for delivery from bandra to kandivali. It can’t be cheaper than this for the great taste and sufficient amount of birrrryani.
PS: they serve many varieties of biryani for bulk order eg mutton pulao / mutton biryani, chicken biryani, veg and non veg starters, sweets like gajar halwa, pineapple sheera, firni etc. (Contact person – Fakirbhai).
Some More mentions are Manisha Restaurant – Belapur, BBC (Borivali Biryani Centre) & Lucknow Legacy – Andheri West but the top 5 would be as mentioned above.
Update – I really hated Biryaan and Charcoal Eats. Jaffer Bhai’s biryani (Jogeshwari, was good earlier but in my last visit it didn’t please our taste buds at all.
Happy Eating!!! Happy Reading!!!