Stationed in the domains of the famous Matka Peer Dargah near Pragati Maidan lays Babu Shahi Bawarchi. While it’s no hoity-toity restaurant, but just a hole in a wall type of joint, it definitely serves some delightful Mughlai dishes.

After offering prayers at the Dargah, one definitely should visit the nearby joints for some food for the belly as the soul has been fed! And Babu Shahi Bawarchi is the master of that. While the surroundings are quiet, people stop by this place to devour some delish biryani, known to be one of the best in the entire city.

Babu Shahi Bawarchi has been intact since the Mughal era and the ancestors of the chef seem to have served Shah Jahan (woah!). Though there’s not much of a seating area, either you can eat it while standing or you can also get it packed. Although the biryani is prepared in the measures of kilos, the stocks last maximum by 7 in the evening, so you probably need to get in there early!

With a very strong flavour of cardamom and cumin seeds, the Chicken Biryani is one of a kind! Also, it’s the most popular picks for biryani here. The mix of saffron and white rice gives it a beautiful colour and the scrumptious chicken makes it even more heavenly. Great amalgams of spices give it a delectable taste and the aroma of bay leaves takes it to a whole new level. And a plate of Chicken Biryani costs just Rs 70 and for bulk orders, biryani is served as per kilograms which almost costs Rs 320 per kg.

And if you plan to get it packed, it’s highly recommended to carry your own utensils and take away some of the best biryanis in the city! Plus, they also serve Chicken Korma, Mutton Korma and Galouti Kebabs with mint chutney and onion rings.

What are you waiting for peeps? Awesome biryani and kebabs await at this slice of foodie heaven - head on over! 

Meal For Two | Rs 350
Location | 5, Dargah Matka Peer, Pragati Maidan