On the 1st of August, 2020, the Muslim community will be celebrating the Eid Ul-Adha. It's a festival that's involved with sacrifice, spirituality and delicious feasts.
If you're looking for a place to get your biriyani sawan fix this Eid, check out our list!
This is a working list. If you're a restaurant, and interested in featuring your Eid special sawans here, call at 0753761761 or email email@example.com.
Known for their authentic Indian fare, Saveira's does two special sawans - Chicken (Rs. 3750) and Mutton (Rs. 5200). Featuring Green peas Masala, Maldive fish sambol, Raitha, Chicken curry, Tandoori Chicken/Fried Chicken/Mutton as per your choice, as well as Chicken Lollipop, Boiled eggs and Malay pickle and Watalappan, they've got quite the variety.
Their regular biriyani sawans are also available at special rates - Chicken (Rs. 3250), Mutton (Rs. 4700) and Prawns (Rs. 4200).
If biriyani isn't what you're craving for, try ordering their Ghee Rice Sawan (Rs. 3250) that comes with Brinjal moju, Devilled Potato, Dhal curry, Maldive fish sambol, Fried chicken and complimentary Watalappan. Every order needs to be placed 24 hours in advance.
Contact: 0112 554344 - 24
We love Chola for many reasons, and their Chicken Tikka Biriyani is one of them. And this time around, you can get it as a sawan too!
Aside from the Chicken Tikka Biriyani Sawan (Rs. 6500), they also do Chicken (Rs. 5500), Mutton (Rs. 6500) and Prawn (Rs. 6500). Each of them can be shared among 6 people.
Chana's special Eid treat takes the shape of a pot of Chicken Biriyani, and you can either opt for the 4-person one, or the 8-person one.
Contact: 0117939788/ 0775133655 (WhatsApp)
Habibiz does both Basmati and Samba Biriyani sawans, which they serve with Chicken, Beef and Mutton. Aside from that, they also have a Basmati Chicken Fried Rice Biriyani Sawan, and a Mixed Nasi Sawan. Pretty cool!
The Dindigul style biriyani at Thalappakatti will surely tickle your taste buds in a different way. For this Eid, they're serving a family-style biriyani bucket - Chicken (Rs. 4068) and Mutton (Rs. 5139), which comes with complimentary Chicken 65, Sweets and 2 cans of Coca-Cola.
Contact: 0114878787/ 0777167226
To make this Eid special, The Mango Treet at GSH Colombo is offering both sawans and pots of biriyani, with three kinds of meat - Chicken, Beef and Mutton. A sawan of biriyani can serve 6 people, while the pot is enough for 2-3.
Contact: 0777788896/ 0117111660
Kandoori is yet another popular pick for biriyani in the city. Their Eid special biriayni sawans are available with five kinds of proteins - Chicken, Mutton, Beef, Prawns and Fish.
One of the high-end Indian restos in the city, Indian Summer's Sawan Feast is back for another Eid. 4 kinds of biriyani sawans await for your indulgence, as well as 2 fried rice sawans. All of them are available for delivery and takeaway, and they also offer a bottle of EGB for free.
Contact: 0112662112 (Colombo), 0812235030 (Kandy), 0522224511 (Nuwaraeliya)
Celebrate the joy of Eid by ordering a special sawan from Aasife Biriyani! They've got the usual varieties like Chicken and Mutton, and also a few specialities like Paneer, BBQ and Chicken 65. For those of you who are not that into biriyani, they've crafted up a Nasi goreng sawan.
Contact: 0114940940/ 0114335577/ 0777962749
Indian Kitchen is pretty new to the restaurant scene in Colombo and we're yet to review them. However, they've introduced 3 kinds of biriyani sawans (Chicken, Beef, Mutton) for Eid, so you can treat your family to a happy meal.
The following places do not do Eid Specials, but they serve biriyani sawans/ pots on a regular basis.
Chocolate-biscuit-pudding is a dessert unique to Sri Lanka - here's an aunty showing you how it's done
Treat your fam with a flavoursome biriyani this Eid.
The Central at Shangri-La Colombo has a buffet that takes you on a culinary tour around the globe.
A working list of restaurants serving iftar in the city.
A food truck serving quality kottus using locally sourced ingredients and Lankan inspired flavours.