The word Biryani came from a Persian word ‘Berya(n)’ which means fried. It is actually a mixture of Basmati Rice, Chicken, Mutton, Egg, Potato and many spices. It is a very popular dish of South Asia, specially in India. Biryani was introduced to South India when Aurangzeb invaded India. The blending of Mughlai and Telugu cuisines in the kitchens of the Nizam, rulers of the historic Hyderabad State, resulted in the creation of Hyderabadi Biryani.Hyderabadi Biryani is of two types: the Kachchi (raw) Biryani, and the Pakki (cooked) Biryani.
Top places to have briyani in Hyderabad
1) Paradise :Branches at Secunderbad,Hitec City,Kukatapally,Begumpet ,Masabtank
2)Pista house :Branches at Shalibanda rd,Tolichowki,Nampally
3) Cafe Bahar,Hyderguda
4)Bawarchi ,RTC x road:
5)Shah Ghouse :Tolichowki & Chaminar
6) Hotel Azizia,Nampally
8) Hotel Madina,Charminar
to sum it up ,the unique taste gives the Hyderabad briyani a special place in people heart.If you are from Tamilnadu like me you definitely willn't like at the first time.But after couple of times you will like it very much.
Briyani is also famous in Lucknow,Kolkatta ,Tamilnadu and Delhi
Some best places in Lucknow
2) Lalla Briyani
Some best places in Kolkatta
1) Arsalan [ Park Circus ]
2)Shiraz [ Park Street Crossing ]
3)Aminia [ Esplanade ]
In Tamilnadu Vaniampadi,Ambur,Dindigul briyani are famous
Having said all these ,I still feel the briyani made my mother is the best in the world.Nothing can match it.