Where the Taste of Biryani is Worth Fighting the Traffic!
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Where the Taste of Biryani is Worth Fighting the Traffic!

Jan 25, 2019

Donne Biryani - One of the best delicacies from the silicon city of India. Unlike the Hyderabadi long-grained biryanis, this rice dish features shorter seeraga samba rice, which is unique to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. 

Brimming with lots of good food, Bangalore can leave any foodie perplexed about what to try and what to put on the wish list.

The typical Donne biryani is served in a leaf pouch called Donne.
The typical Donne biryani is served in a leaf pouch called Donne.

If you get to stay in Cubbonpet or somewhere in the vicinity, enjoying a feast in Cubbonpet Donne Biryani restaurant is one of the best ways to treat yourself. It is for all those food manics for whom relishing biriyani is more of an emotion than a regular meal. The typical Donne biryani is served in a leaf pouch called Donne. The smell that emanates from the leaf bowl while holding the steaming hot Biriyani is what makes all the difference.

A few words on the restaurant

The restaurant, despite being a popular one with a huge name board, can be easily missed while travelling in a vehicle. But once you reach there, the aroma of rice and meat cooked in a blend of spices will shoot up the pangs of hunger and leave you impatient. The place exhibits minimalist decor or pomp allowing the dishes to speak about the place. Furnished with approximately half a dozen metal tables and a partition allowing the customers to take a look at the kitchen activities, the eatery may not be a great place for fine dining. When it comes to the variety, the menu card is restricted to a list of 10-15 items and a few of them are not available throughout the year.

What's being served

Mutton and Chicken Donne Biriyani are the star dishes that keeps the eatery crowded with food lovers. To have on the sides, the restaurant serves a platter of appetizers like chilly chicken, chicken kabab, egg fry etc. Excite your taste buds with minced meatballs simmered in a flavourful curry.

Special Donne Biryani

With almost all popular food zones of Bangalore serving the world famous Hyderabadi Biryani, this Tamil-Kannadiga style Donne Biryani is prepared with seeraga samba rice mixed with a unique masala without the overpowering smell of onions and tomatoes.

The speciality is served with half a boiled egg and two bowls of salan and onion raita.
The speciality is served with half a boiled egg and two bowls of salan and onion raita.

The speciality is served with half a boiled egg and two bowls of salan and onion raita. The Biryani is different from the typical Mughlai, Lucknow or Hyderabadi Biryani served in the restaurants. One of the major differences is the short grained rice which is lighter and easy to digest than the basmati rice. An ardent lover of biryani and non vegetarian dishes would feel that the entire masala of Donne Biryani is centered around mint and green chillies rather than the onion- tomato-chilli based masala of the basmati rice biryani.

The tenderised chicken or mutton, drenched in a ground paste of herbs is cooked to perfection along with the rice, giving a quintessential aroma to the dish.

A generous topping of desi ghee makes the rice fluffy and pearl-like to wobble across the fingers.

The restaurant doesn't disappoint you if you are looking for something other than biriyani. You can opt for plain biryani rice and pair it with mutton kheema ball curry. Every single bite will land you in heaven. The restaurant guys serve sizzling hot pepper chicken and mutton roast to add some extra punch to the main course.

If you are in the silicon city and haven't got a taste of the authentic Kannadiga Biriyani, drop into the Cubbonpet Donne Biryani restaurant for a perfect gastronomical experience. The taste of the food is worth fighting the city's traffic.