Biryani:The ultimate Mughlai taste
Restaurants are aplenty in the city, with a new one popping up every other day. Most of these restaurants offer a wide range of dishes to suit the varied palate of its customers. While this does offer the diners a plethora of dishes to choose from, most restaurants fail to maintain a standard for all the dishes on the menu. In the need to cater to the public, they fail to recognise which cuisine or dish their specialty lies in.
So, when I heard that popular take-away joint Ajwa, which was located at Udarasiromani Road, Vellayambalam, has relocated to Twinkle Plaza, Panavila Junction, and that it was now a restaurant, I feared the worst. But as I step into the new joint I am pleasantly surprised to note that they are still serving what they are known for – Thalassery ‘dum’ biriyanis. The only addition to the menu is fried chicken and lemon tea.
The restaurant is rather plain looking at the moment as it is barely a week old. “The interiors should be ready by next week,” says Muhamed Naushad, one of Ajwa’s managing partners.
As you step into the restaurant, the aroma from the biriyanis that are being prepared in the kitchen wafts through the dining area. It whets your appetite. I order a chicken biriyani (Rs. 120), a fish biriyani (Rs. 180) and a plate of fried chicken (Rs. 80) as take away. The dishes come neatly packed and are piping hot even as I reach home.