Hut is okay... but...

Search for the perfect Biryani’ has been a project close to my heart for a long time. Biryani has got a lot going into it. To achieve the right blend is not an easy task… hitting the right note every time you make it is bloody tough…


To get it right once is not very tough, but consistency is the key. And to top it Biryani can be made in hundreds of ways. From ingredients to cooking method can differ. But the basic idea is to get the perfect balance of spices, the right amount of meat, flavour and aroma… to infuse the flavour of the meat into the rice with just the right amount of spices is no mean task.
There are a few restaurant is town which makes very good Biryani. And some makes excellent Biryani on Fridays, especially the smaller eateries.

So almost every Friday, it has become a ritual for me to go out and search for that elusive one --- the perfect Biryani…


So when I heard of this Biryani Hut, which opened shop in Wakrah, I was very excited. An exclusive joint for Biryani has to be good… So last Friday I drove all the way to Wakrah to pick up our Friday staple...

The menu looks impressive… there are a few starters, soups and curries… but the main attraction is the three different kinds of Biryanis… Hyderabadi, Mughalai and Lucknowi... I opted for the Lucknowi mutton and chicken.

The restaurant looks neat and appealing… the staff was very friendly and they have a seating area on first floor… saw a few families trooping in….

Now coming to the point the food was average… Chicken Biryani was above average and mutton just average… the mutton pieces should be processed a little more carefully for me… there was too much fat left on them… now am not sure if that’s the way they make it in Lucknow, but not for me… It’s a put-off to chew on the mutton fat…

And the price… took me by surprise -- QR32 for chicken and QR34 for mutton… definitely on the higher side, unless it’s like an evening dinner out with family…

So as a take out experience… I expected more value for money for 32 bucks… They do give raitha, some gravy and some fried small papad kind of things along with it…

But overall I will give it an average rating… but I definitely like to try the Hyderabadi and Mughlai ones before giving the final verdict… and second time can be better… Anyway since it’s a new joint we shld wait and watch…

And to wash down the spices chilled Kingfisher beer is very good… you can take my word on it… (sorry folks you wont get it there... works only if its a take out)

More on other Biriyani joints in later post…


Meanwhile here is a recipe for Lucknowi Chicken Biriyani, enjoyyyyy

Till then cheers

4 comments:

Jayadeep said...

yes pramod i agree their mutton
biriyani is a long way to hyderabad!!!!!!!!

Qatar Foodie said...

yeah... my next biriyani special will be with all your inputs.. thanks.. and watch this space for more updates....

intlxpatr said...

I will have to tell my husband about your post - he loves biryani, too, but MUST have it with raita!

Qatar Foodie said...

They do give raitha... But i will give it average rating... i fell for the name... tried doha rocks biryani again not very good... try garden hyderabadi or Khazana in souq waqif... a little on the expensive side... will post review soon...

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