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Kolkata Biriyani

My Confessions of Gluttony

Kolkata gives us several reasons to fall in love with it and popular among them is its biriyani. The “Kolkata style biriyani” is actually an innovative departure from the Lucknow style biriyani, that came into Kolkata with Nawab Wajid Ali Shah of Lucknow. It comprises of long grained saffron infused rice, mild yet aromatic spices, a big meaty and juicy piece of mutton and boiled egg; not to miss the highlight of it all – the flavourful potato! Today it is widely prepared and forms a part of Mughlai cuisine in Bengal. Be it at weddings, birthday parties, first job treats, when East Bengal wins (at the risk of exercising an author’s bias) and almost without much reason, any time is biriyani time!

I went on a biriyani marathon and drew up a list of the best the biriyani joints in the city (not just the Kolkata…

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