Food  /  Published 26.07.22

The making of Arsalan and its famous biryani

Year of establishment: 2002 Owned by: Mr and Mrs Akhtar Parwez, directors of Arsalan Number of existing outlets: Nine in Kolkata and one in Dubai Best-performing outlet: Park Circus  Best-s...
By Lygeia Gomes

Food  /  Published 16.07.22

Have you tried the Daab Biryani yet?

Chicken Lajawab is a dish that heroes chicken tikka kebabs in a gravy of chicken keema, with a medley of spices. Another item on their menu that the duo recommends (this one is for mutton lovers) is t...
By Lygeia Gomes

Food  /  Published 13.07.22

In pictures: Kolkata-style street food in New Delhi’s CR Park

This ‘mini Bengal’ in the capital is home to numerous stalls selling phuchka, kathi roll, aloor chop and more ...
By Shayeree Ghosh

Food  /  Published 06.07.22

And the Zomato crown for Kolkata foodies goes to…

Sumanta Saha, owner of Dada Boudi Biryani, echoed Chaudhury when he said: “Without Zomato, our business during the pandemic would’ve taken a major hit. We joined Zomato in 2018-19 and have...
By Priyam Marik

Food  /  Published 14.06.22

Home chef Farah Kadir gets the cut and the cook right with Beyond Biryani

Yes, Farah makes dessert too! Because in Kolkata we need our mishti mukh, even if we can look beyond the biryani. ...
By Ramona Sen


Food  /  Published 07.06.22

Dine in the grand style of Awadhi Nawabs

Durri Bhalla is a cookery expert and author of Indian Bohra Cuisine and Inner Truth To Good Health And Weight Loss. You can find her at @DurriBhallaKitchen on Instagram, Durri’s Kitchen on Faceb...
By Durri Bhalla

Cook  /  Published 25.05.22

The mutton kacchi biryani recipe to cook, eat and repeat

Biryani is all 90% love and 10% labour and this flavourful kacchi biryani just proves our point. If you’re hosting friends this weekend, skip the take-out and surprise your friends with an easy ...

News  /  Published 17.05.22

Shots fired at Barrackpore biryani outlet, 2 injured

Three men came riding a motorcycle and fired at a biryani outlet in Barrackpore, around 30km north of Kolkata in North 24-Parganas district, injuring two persons, on Monday afternoon. The injured wer...
By Our Bureau in Barrackpore

Food  /  Published 16.05.22

Meet Duare Biryani’s ‘biryani kaku’, who sells biryani door-to-door in Howrah

The service has become so popular that he is flooded with phone calls daily. In fact, he often has to ignore calls. “Jokhon ranna kori, phone bondho kortei hoye. Eto phone ashe je kuliye uthte p...
By Barnini Maitra Chakraborty

Opinion  /  Published 13.05.22

History in blood

1948: Biryani Constable was called so because he needed to wolf down three to four plates daily to do justice to his girth that struck fear in suspects in interrogation cells.  In the summer of ...
By R. Rajagopal


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