If I have to mention one food item which is famous in Bengaluru then easily it is Donne Biriyani. A Non-Veg Pulao served in Donne, cooked in the flame of wood, served with a special kind of gravy garnished with Egg and Vegetable Raitha is something you must experience. Among all types of Biriyanis, Donne Biriyani stand apart for a reason that it is served in ‘Donne’ paired with hot spicy rasam. Decoding the secret behind the taste of this Bengaluru special Donne Biriyani is a laborious task indeed. If you have to enjoy the best Biriyani of your life then walk to these Donne Biriyani points of Bengaluru.
Biriyani is a food made in heaven and every time I think about it, I drool. This meat rice relished with the spicy curry or yogurt is the perfect meal to satisfy your appetite. A special dish served in a bowl made of areca nut palm leaf is considered to be the best complete meal in the world. The specialty of this Biriyani is that it is served in ‘Donne’ which gets a peculiar savoriness and the taste of it is worse than the addiction.
Donne Biriyani Points of Bengaluru
Cubbonpete Donne Biriyani
It is said that ‘Do not judge a book by its cover.’ Likewise, one should not judge the taste of Food by looking at the ambiance of the hotel. This Cubbonpete Donne Biriyani point may give you a skeptical feeling but once you settle down, the redolence of food will not fall flat to arouse you.
You’ll see the Biriyani cooked with perfection and chicken pieces literally falling off the bones. The mellow spiciness of Donne biriyani mated with chicken gravy, and onion slices will definitely make your day.
Also Try: Leg soup on Sunday mornings with Dosa / Idli, Mutton Chops, Chicken Kabab and Chicken Chukka.
Where: 2704/2, 14th Main Road, E Block, Sahakara Nagar.
Open: 12 PM – 3:30 PM and 7 PM – 10 PM and 10 AM to 10 PM (Sunday)
SGS Donne Biriyani
Located in one of the most buzzing places of the city, this Biriyani point is a real crowd puller. You may find it difficult to spot but once you are here, mark my words, it is a heaven for Non-Veg food lovers. A pretty popular place serving the scrumptious Donne Biriyani from ages. If you want to experience the glory of this place then you must visit on Sunday. However, I recommend Weekdays as it will be filled with people on Sundays.
Price wise, it is pocket-friendly and taste wise, I have no words. The place is quite congested but this should not become a stopping-factor for you. You will be amazed to see people coming out with humps and humps of parcel boxes which is a testament to the popularity of this legendary Biriyani point of Bengaluru.
Also Try: Chicken Pulav, Paaya soup, Kebab, and everything you like on the menu.
Open: 10 AM to 2:30 PM, 6 PM to 9:30 PM | 8 AM to 2 PM (Sunday)
Where: 21, Sowrastrapet, K V Temple Street, 2nd Cross, Near Chikpet Police Station, City Market.
Gundappa is known for lip-smacking Donne Biriyani and if you go here, the first item you should order is Donne Biriyani. The aroma of coriander, mint leaves, a blend of spices with a half portion of boiled egg on the top of Biriyani will make your taste buds to dance. It is a perfect infusion of flavors and fluffy rice served in Donne paired with piping hot Rasam.
Open: 8 AM to 11 PM
Where: 120, 1st Main, Guttahalli Circle, Seshadripuram | Koramangala 7th Block | Indiranagar | Yeshwanthpur and St.Marks Road.
Shivaji Military hotel
Shivaji Military Hotel (SMH) which is known for its authentic Donne Biriyani is an age-old hotel started by Manji Rao in early 1930. It was started to give the feel of Maratha cuisine and it is still fresh and hot in 2017. This food joint is run by the family of Marathas; Rajeev Rao and Lokesh Rao who have taken over from their father, M Laxman Rao. The legacy of SMH is still going strong and it is so popular that celebrities stand in a queue to relish their finger licking dishes.
SMH has its own style of preparation and you will be amazed to know that the ingredients used here are of typical Maratha genre. Donne Biriyani being a winsome dish of SMH, it is prepared in copper vessels cooked over charcoal stoves.
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Also Try: Dosa, Leg soup, Mutton Biriyani, Mutton Fry, and Donne Chicken Biriyani
Where: No. 718, 1st floor, C Main Road, 45th Cross, 8th Block, Jayanagar
Chickpet Donne Biriyani House
Chickpet Donne Biriyani House offers the World’s Best Biriyani and this doesn’t mean that it is costly. One of the cheapest Biriyani points of Bengaluru where you can enjoy the authentic Karnataka cuisine. The menu includes Donne Biriyani, Mutton Biriyani, Kshatriya Kebab, Chilli Chicken and the succulent Egg Biriyani.
Open: 12 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 11 PM (Closed on Sundays)
Where: Kammanahalli Main Road, Jal Vayuvihar Circle, Kammanahalli | Near Yashwanthpur Circle, Hanumanth Nagar, Banashankari
Huliyappa’s Donne Biriyani
With legendary hotels like Shivaji military hotel, and Ranganna Military hotel in the list, Huliyappa’s Donne Biriyani seems to be overlooked but it is equally beguiling and persuasive. One thing you love about Huliyappa’s is freshly cooked rice and the meat is so soft and juicy that it melts in your mouth.
Must Try – Guntur Chicken, Kababs, Mutton Biriyani, Chilli Chicken, and Donne Biriyani.
Open: 12 Noon to 4 PM, 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Opposite MK Ahmed Stores, 1st Cross, HMT Layout, CBI Main Road, RT Nagar | Near Byatarayanapura Singal, Bellary Road | Opposite to Sheshadripuram college, Yelahanka.
Donne Biriyani mane
Where: 1st Block, HRBR Layout, Horamavu Signal Road, Banaswadi
Open: 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM, 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Donne Biriyani house – Koramangala
Where: Raffles Solitaire Cascade, 1st Main Road, Koramangala 7th Block, Koramangala
Open: 11 AM – 4 PM and 6 PM – 10:30 PM
Malgudi’s Donne Biriyani
Where: Splendid Plaza, 100 Feet Rd, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru
Open: 12:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Donne Biriyani house – Malleswaram
Where: Sampige Rd, Malleshwaram West, Bengaluru
Open: 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Banashankari Donne Biriyani
Where: No.10, 15th Main Road, Hanumantha Nagar, Bangalore
Open: 12:00 PM to 10 PM
Akkipet Dum Biriyani (Gundu Pulao)
So, this was the list of Biriyani points of Bengaluru. If you know places of this kind then please share with us in the comments below.
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