Paradise was huge- 5 storeyed restaurant with indoor, outdoor, terrace area for seating. The interiors were simple and clean. Not over the top. The moment you stepped in you were swept in with the smell of biryani. Our waiter quickly pointed at the Mutton biryani with a smile on his face. Aha! mutton biryani it is. We ordered some chicken tikkas with the biryani. The tikkas were perfect- soft, melt in your mouth. Followed by our mutton biryani. I made Rinkoo suffer as I took endless pictures of the biryani. The smell was blissful and delicate. Every grain of rice was coated with gentle spices. The mutton pieces were tender and tantalizing. I heard music in my head as I ate the biryani. I was happy. The 3am wake up call, run to the airport and almost missing my flight was all worth it. In fact I am glad I did not miss my flight and got a chance to taste this incredible biryani.
|Rinkoo- patiently waiting as I clicked photos|
|Fresh Pineapple juice- perfect|
|The waiter showing us how he places the orders on his cellphone and it wirelessly reaches the kitchen thus saving paper.|
I walked around the marketplace. I let it all sink in. The bright lights, the various shops, bangles, slippers, clothes, pearls, cyclewalas, rickshawwalas, some cars, vendors, ice cream and of course food. My quest finally led me to a place called Shahbad.So I ordered chicken biryani. I had a bite. It was beautiful. It was subtle, different spice in every morsel. It was very very subtle. It was drier, lighter, easy to eat. It was also very good. It was surprisingly very different from the biryani at Paradise.
Below are some pictures of my quick tour of Hyderabad. A charming city. I loved this city of the Nawab- its Char Minar, the its colorful marketplace and the Hyderabadi biryani. A day well spent. For a day trip I think I did well.
|The owner of the Farasha Falooda|