The concept of biryani is perfect. The fragrant rice cooked just right; the rich flavours of garam masala, chicken/meat or fish along with caramelised vegetables, the heat of green chillies, the freshness of ginger and garlic, the fragrance of saffron, spices and fresh herbs. Everything is slow cooked with each ingredient blending and imparting its flavour into a one-pot wonder that explodes with aroma and flavour.
Look around you. The love for biryani is palpable. The popular donne biryani is in fact quite a landmark of Bangalore. Served in cups made of dried leaf called donne, this biryani transforms the delicacy to a piece of art, a testament to how much the people here love life and food. So what makes this biryani different from the ones around the country? An added hint of pureed coriander and mint leaves gives it a green colour and a fresh sweetness that balances out the spice. Also, a special rice called jeeraga samba is used to make donne biryani.
Several popular restaurants around like Nagarjuna, The Permit Room, Ambur Star Biryani are famous for their donne biryani. But do give it a shot at home. As fancy and elaborate as it sounds, it’s definitely worth it. You will enjoy each step in the process of cooking it, the house will fill up with an ambrosial aroma and your love for biryani will only grow more. Because biryani epitomises the love for good food.
Not into cooking? Here’s where you can find the best Donne Birayani in Bangalore
Where: Indiranagar | Bannerghatta Road | Residency Road | Koramangala 5th Block | Jayanagar
Cost: ₹800 for two people
The Permit Room
Where: 16/3, Commissariat Road, MG Road, Bangalore
Contact: +91 9019113388
Timings: Mon – Thu 12 Noon to 11:30 PM | Fri – Sat 12 Noon to 1 AM | Sun 10 AM to 11:30 PM
Cost: ₹1,500 for two people
Ambur Star Biryani
Where: 7, Raghav Reddy Building, Opposite Wipro Gate, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore
Contact: +91 9843733541
Timings: All Days 11 AM to 10 PM
Cost: ₹200 for two people