I was having a major biryani craving this weekend (hadn’t had biryani for a while :D), and wanted to try out a new place. The first place that occurred to me was Paradise and I decided to get a takeaway.
For some inexplicable reason, traffic was so much better than usual and we reached the restaurant soon. It is located on the busy 80 feet road in Koramangala. The restaurant is quite big and I liked the fact that they had separate sections for dine-in and takeaway. They had valet parking as well, which was a relief. I was quite impressed with the takeaway section which looked very clean and well organized. It was almost the size of a small cafe.
We placed an order for a veg biryani, chicken biryani, paneer butter masala and requested not to make the dishes spicy. Their menu had a wide variety of kebabs and curries too, will give them a try next time 🙂
Our order took around 10 minutes and boy, was the packet heavy! Food was still hot by the time we reached home. Quantity of biryani is pretty good here and one portion is big enough for two, so order accordingly.
Paneer butter masala or paneer makhni is one of the most popular North-Indian paneer gravies and frankly, I was not expecting a great paneer makhni from this place. But to my sheer surprise, it turned out to be amazing! It was deliciously creamy, not very spicy, a little sweet(just the way we like) and had loads of fresh and tender paneer cubes. Loved it!
Biryanis were fragrant and looked beautiful with layers of saffron flavoured long grained basmati rice rice, spices and chicken/veggies. I absolutely loved the chicken biryani, saffron rice with liberal amounts of ghee tasted wonderful. Spices were not at all overpowering and chicken was well done and succulent. Of late I have been getting dry chewy chicken in various biryanis and this was a refreshing change. They had also complied to our requests for not making anything hot.
Hubby’s veg biryani was equally good. Rice was the fragrant and layered with lots of veggies. Mirchi ka salan had a burnt taste, but raita was very nice.
This place is truly a biryani paradise, and has equally good vegetarian gravies. Will surely go back for more.