Minar Biriyani

As far as Thiruvanmiyur is concerned, there are literally no fine dine places. But there are loads of options when it comes to biriyani. Big/small, restaurant type/push cart, there are atleast a dozen of shops in and around RTO that sells biriyani. Amidst them I was eyeing Minar biriyani for a long time. I had some hesitations as the experience at Royal Biriyani wasn't that great. One day a foodie friend of mine casually mentioned that she used to have biriyani here regularly and it tastes pretty good. This gave me some confidence and decided to try them out soon.

One fine Sunday, we decided to order in and I thought why not Minar biriyani ? I gave a fair warning to the mister that I'm going to try this place based on a friend's feedback and won't take any responsibility if the food is bad or not up to the mark (talk about taking decisions and regretting for that. I was not ready to carry the "It's my fault" board for spoiling a Sunday. There are enough feathers in my crown for that ). I even offered him to order for him separately from one of his usual joints. To my surprise he was okay with biriyani and promised me not to point fingers if things go wrong. So went ahead and placed the orders. A portion of Mutton biriyani, one chicken biriyani, chicken kothu parotta and prawn chukka. Actually I wanted fish fry, but fish was not available that day. 

Food arrived in 30 mins piping hot. Biriyani was packed in plastic boxes with labels indicating mutton/chicken biriyani. The birinjal gravy and raitha were packed separately. Biriyani aroma was so inviting. After clicking few pics, started digging in. 4-5 big pieces of tender meat which had very good flavour too. First positive note about the biriyani was that there was no irritants. Second one it was less oily. Third one it was Spicy, the way I like. And finally juicy meat and a egg. Overall the biriyani was quite good. Won't say the best. But definitely a good one. The accompaniments were perfect. A special mention to the raitha. Sour less curd with onions and cucumber was perfect for the biriyani. Birinjal gravy was a tad bit tangy but complimented the spicy biriyani well.

Kid had the chicken kothu parotta. It was excellent with lots of chicken pieces. The flavour was perfect and it was not too dry. Kid absolutely loved it. The prawn chukka was pretty average. Small prawns, didn't taste fresh.But the base with lots of green chillies and pepper was very good. Portion was pretty huge. Husband loved the chicken biriyani. It had two large pieces of chicken and the feedback from him - the meat was tender. Biriyani thumbs up :) (Ahhh finally, I can boast around that my choice never goes wrong)

Paid a total of 750 bucks for all the four items including the packing charges. Since I live close by, there was no delivery charge as such. Given the taste and portion of each item, I feel that the amount spent was justified.

Place             : Minar Biriyani
Location        : East Coast Road (Near RTO and RM hospital)
Cuisine         : Veg and Non-Veg. Biriyani, Chettinad, Chinese and North Indian
Cost             : A meal for two would come around 500 bucks

P.S : The write up is based on home delivery and personal experience only. Minar Biriyani Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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