The handi is still hot, you carefully peel back the purdah from the handi, and your room instantly fills with the aroma of a delicious biryani that has just the right amount of fragrant spices. And you just can’t wait to dig in.
Yes, this is your experience each and every time you order food from Biryani Central. The only place where original & authentic recipes are concocted to celebrate your love of good food. Sprung from our passion for recreating the magic of royal Nizami and Nawabi delicacies and bringing them to the forefront; Biryani Central resonates the love of food fanatics and enthusiasts across different strata who come together at one platform.
Each of our recipes is prepared using time-tested methodologies and traditional techniques, with the goal of preserving the originality of every dish. Handpicked prime cuts of meat, the freshest vegetables, special equipment for preparing and serving the recipes, and using only premium quality ingredients are a strict directive at Biryani central. Our seasoned team of culinary chefs bring with them the experience and knowledge to prepare delicious food for you always.
With extensive kitchen space, proper waste management, state-of-the-art conveniences and unsurpassable staff prowess, we have equipped ourselves with the best resources to prepare unique recipes for every occasion for you. So, if you’ve come to Biryani Central for the first time, and are wondering about what to order from our extensive menu, DON'T WORRY! While each dish on our menu is delicious, below are our signature recipes and will serve as a great introduction to Biryani Central. Happy eating!
1. Gosht Biryani :
Gosht means meat and normally refers to lamb meat. A legendary reminiscence of the royalty of Hyderabad, the Gosht Biryani recipes uses prime cuts of lamb marinated overnight with a special variety of chillies, raw papaya and our signature biryani blend. The marinate is slow cooked with fragrant basmati and finished with green mint and black cumin in a clay oven using the 'Dum' technique. The biryani is prepared using a special cooking method called 'Kacchi (raw)', where the ingredients are raw and then layered with the other ingredients to finish it to perfection. This delicate fusion of lamb meat and subtle flavours will melt in your mouth.
2. Kakori Kebab:
Kakori is not just known for the famous Kakori Conspiracy of 1925, but also the delicious kebabs that go by the name of this small town in Uttar Pradesh. Kakori Kebab is one of the most famous dishes of Awadhi cuisine and is known for its soft texture and aroma. This kebab is considered blessed since it was originally made in the place by the same name in the dargah of Hazrat Shah Abi Ahder Sahib with divine blessings. The kebab is made of finely ground mince goat meat with spices and then charcoal grilled on a skewer. It is commonly served with Roomali Roti (a very thin bread), onion and mint chutney (sauce). The meat is ground to a fine paste and kept moist so the texture is super soft and tender. There is a legend that it was first prepared for old and toothless pilgrims.
3. Murgh Masala Biryani:
If you love non-veg biryanis then this dish is a must-try. Soaked in earthy zests and charred flavours, the Murg Masala Biryani is the epitome of chicken biryanis. Succulent chicken is marinated overnight in yoghurt, fresh green mint and our signature biryani blend with basmati rice. Try our original Awadhi recipe too and indulge in your passion for a delicious savoury biryani that's saddled with spicy seasoned chicken, caramelized onions, and zestful saffron.
4. Dal Bukhari:
A vegetarian delight, this dal gets its name from the city of Bukhara, capital of the Bukhara Province of Uzbekistan. Situated on the Silk Road, the city has long been a centre of trade. This dish is made by slow cooking urad dal into a creamy concoction with tomato purée, butter & cream An epic lentil speciality of Awadh, this recipe showcases a velvety, buttery, creamy, and tangy blend of spices that describes only one emotion as you savour its delicious goodness - elation.
5. Sikandari Raan:
Named after Alexander the Great who is also called Sikandar in Hindi; The Sikandari Raan is a symbol of friendship and binding ties. However, you have to turn over pages of history to know how it reached India. The history of this recipe traces back to the time when Alexander the Great defeated King Porus and when asked how he wished to be treated; Porus said he wished to be treated like a king. Upon which, Alexander the great got a special banquet prepared where this raan( leg of lamb) is believed to be served. This dish is cooked in clay ovens or tandoor in the traditional style of the Indian North-West Frontier region. And, this style of cooking requires great expertise when it comes to the chefs since the meat is not supplemented by any sauce or gravy, but only pre-marinated and cooked before serving. And, all this effort is made only to create the ultimate tender meat preparation.
Are you hungry NOW?? I am sure. Scavenge through our menu and order the best from Biryani Central.