10 Ultimate Places For Best Biryani In Kerala, India

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When it comes to Indian cuisine, there is hardly any dish that is more popular than the mighty biryani. Non-vegetarians, as well as, vegetarians love to savor the rich and delicious biryani, which titillates the taste buds and can satisfy your hunger pangs nicely. The technique, ingredients, and flavor of preparing biryani changes from one region to another. The dish is prepared from the finest quality of rice and is blended with spices. The end result is heavenly and you will keep asking for more. Biryani, in the Indian state of Kerala, is frequently served during major functions, special occasions, and family gatherings. The popularity of non-vegetarian biryani is more as compared to its vegetarian counterpart. It is prepared with egg, prawns, fish, chicken, mutton, or beef. Malabar Biryani is the most popular kind of biryani in the state of Kerala. The biryani recipe originally belongs to the Malabar region. It is prepared from a short-grain and flavored rice known as Kaima. The biryani here is cooked in ghee along with different kinds of aromatic spices and combined with big portions of meat. Plan a visit soon and book a room in one of the top eco hotels or beach resorts. If you are a biryani lover, here are the ultimate places for best biryani in Kerala, India.

1. Paragon Restaurant

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Paragon Restaurant is a leading restaurant, which caters to the culinary requirements of the food enthusiast of both Kerala and UAE. Kozhikode or Calicut is considered by many as Kerala’s food capital and rightfully so. This is one of the best places to visit that even on weekdays, this restaurant is crowded with diners savoring delicious biryanis. It is one of the most popular restaurants in the city that is known for its delicious and authentic Malabar biryani. The classic chicken biryani and spicy mutton biryani are also extremely popular here.

Paragon Restaurant

Address: Kannur Rd, near CH Overbridge, Kozhikode, Kerala 673001

Website: Paragon Restaurant

Opening hours: 6am - 11:45pm (daily)

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2. Hotel Rahmath

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It was in 1961 when this modest Keralan joint started in Kozhikode. It is famous for dishing out dishes such as milk sabbath and biryani. The joint is always crowded and is located in proximity to the railway station. Food rates are affordable here and their fried beef biryani is a big hit among locals and tourists alike. While the restaurant serves innumerable delicious dishes, their beef biryani is the most popular item here. Earlier the city was passionate about chicken biryani and mutton biryani, but the restaurant has managed to make beef biryani immensely popular, too.

Hotel Rahmath

Address: Aravind Ghosh Rd, Near Mathrubhumi Office, Mananchira, Kozhikode, Kerala 673001

Website: Hotel Rahmath

Opening hours: 7am - 11pm (daily)

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3. Sagar Restaurant

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One restaurant that does not need much of an introduction to a foodie in the city of Kozhikode is Hotel Sagar. It is situated in a convenient location on Mavoor Road near KSRTC Bus Stand and offers a host of lip-smacking food items from early morning to late night, on all seven days of a week. The spacious restaurant is famous for its delicious chicken biryani, which is always in demand among the customers. Make sure to order a delicious lemon tea called Sulaimani to complete your meal here.

Sagar Restaurant

Address: Mavoor Rd, Opp Big Bazar, Arayidathupalam, Kozhikode, Kerala 673004

Website: Sagar Restaurant

Opening hours: 7am - 12am (daily)

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4. Bombay Restaurant

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Bombay Restaurant in Kozhikode is one of the city’s oldest restaurants and is situated in proximity to the Beach Road. One of their most popular delicacies is the well-cooked and soft mutton biryani. Do not expect to find here food items like batata vada and pav bhaji simply because of its name. Rather, the eatery specializes in Kerala’s authentic Malabar cuisine. Some of the highly demanded food items of the restaurant are dum biryani, kozhi porichathu, and Malabar snack items. The place prepares as many as 29 different types of snacks daily.

Bombay Restaurant

Address: Silk Street | Near St. Joseph School, Kozhikode 673032, India

Website: Bombay Restaurant

Opening hours: 6am - 12am (daily)

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5. MVK Restaurant

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Posted by MVK Restaurant on Thursday, July 2, 2020

The district of Kannur in Kerala is famous for Thalassery biryani. The preparation for the item is unique and has a big influence on the Mughlai/Arabian cuisines. It has created a niche for itself in Kannur as far as dishing out delicious biryani is concerned. Another good feature of this restaurant is that it is open on all seven days of the week. Some of the must-order dishes here include mutton biryani, pepper chicken, chicken biryani, and mutton chaps. It is located at a short distance from the train station. Make sure to order a glass of lemon tea to accompany the scrumptious biryani.

MVK Restaurant

Address: S.N.Road near Munishwaran Kovil, Kannur, Kerala

Website: MVK Restaurant

Opening hours: 9am - 10pm (daily)

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6. Hotel Delicia

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The restaurant is located at a few steps from the municipal bus stand of the city. While Hotel Delicia is popular for wide varieties of Indian non-vegetarian and vegetarian dishes, their delicious chicken biryani is a big hit among the guests and make them come here again and again. The multi-cuisine restaurant features a contemporary and clean dining area and catering services. Apart from biryani, some of the must-have dishes here are fish mango curry, mutton mandi, and Thai chicken, among others.

Hotel Delicia

Address: Delicia Complex, Near Municipal Bus Stand, Malappuram, Kerala 676505

Website: Hotel Delicia

Opening hours: 8am - 10.45pm (daily)

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7. Viceroy Restaurant

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In case you are visiting Kasaragod or are somewhere near it, it is tough not to notice the Viceroy Restaurant. The restaurant mainly serves non-vegetarian delicacies, but their biryani preparations are simply mind-blowing. Viceroy Restaurant is well-maintained and also features a nice ambiance and is located in City Tower Hotel’s ground floor. The restaurant is closed during the Ramadan month, which is an annual event, but is open on all the other days of the year. The best time to come here would be during dinner or lunch hours.

Viceroy Restaurant

Address: City Tower Hotel,, M.G.Road, Kasaragod, Kerala 671121

Website: Viceroy Restaurant

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

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8. Kayees Rahmathullah

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While Kerala’s Malabar area is famous for delicious biryanis, you will come across plenty of good eateries while traveling further south. The city of Kochi is a popular destination for all the foodies, and Kayees Rahmathullah is popular for serving some of the most delicious biryanis since 1948. They also dish out prawn and fish biryani on select days. However, mutton and chicken biryanis are also worth trying.

Kayees Rahmatullah

Address: Gujarati Rd, Near Gujarati Temple, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002

Website: Kayees Rahmathullah

Opening hours: 5am - 9pm (daily)

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9. Paragon Restaurant

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Conveniently situated.at the bustling Lulu Mall, Paragon Restaurant serves authentic Malabar cuisine. Its Malabari biryani, and chicken biryani along with a beef roast and ghee rice are the must-try items on the menu. Apart from biryani, you can also try out their other popular delicacies like masala fried fish, fish mango curry and Kerala parotta. Your trip to Kochi would be incomplete without visiting this restaurant, so make sure to drop by during one of your tours in Kerala.

Paragon Restaurant

Address:1,2,3 Lulu Mall, Edappally - Aluva Rd, Edappally Junction, Nethaji Nagar, Edappally, Kochi, Kerala 682024

Website: Paragon Restaurant

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

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10. Pandari’s Biriyani

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Pandari’s Biriyani is a tiny quaint joint that dishes out the traditionally cooked egg, beef, chicken, and mutton biryanis. The biryani here is served with a salad and dates pickle. If you are health conscious, you will love this rice preparation even better as it is neither too spicy nor excessively oily. The meat here is tenderly cooked and so, you should definitely check out the biryani here. If you are a true lover of biryani, this is one of the best restaurants in the city to visit.

Pandari’s Biriyani

Address: C P Ummer Rd, Ernakulam North, Pullepady, Kochi, Kerala 682035

Website: Pandari’s Biriyani

Opening hours: 11.30am - 10.30pm (daily)

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Relish the best biryani in Kerala

Arabian Biryani with Chicken Tandoori on Top
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There is hardly any person who does not love biryani. The perfect mix of rice with a variety of spices, flavor, and a generous portion of meat is simply irresistible for any foodie. So, check out these ultimate places for biryani in Kerala, India, and enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience.

While you’re here, do explore some waterfalls and other beautiful places in Kerala.

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