5 Iconic Chicken Biriyanis In Colombo (2021).

YAMU has been on a quest to find the best biriyani in Colombo for quite some time now. Our mission was to find the best chicken-based biriyani (regular/tikka/tandoori), and in this article, we present our findings. 
 
For the past eight years or so, we've had our fair share of biriyani, some great ones at that, so it wasn't exactly easy to narrow it down to just one. Therefore, we decided on five top, iconic chicken-based biriyanis, along with the "King Biriyani" – the ultimate champion!
 
[In here, what we've mostly looked for is the taste above all, the authenticity of it, the spices infused, and also the quality and texture of the rice. Also, we have considered the restaurant-made biriyanis only].

Chicken Biriyani – Kandoori

Kandoori's regular Chicken Biriyani (Rs. 640) is pretty legit and has been so for many years now. It has a nice masala taste that spreads throughout every grain of basmati and the layers of the chicken. The chicken is tender, falls off the bone so effortlessly, and creates a piquant burst by ensembling the meat flavour with all the spices. 

Tandoori Chicken Biriyani – Chana's

Chana's does a good Chicken Biriyani, but their Tandoori one is better. Priced at Rs. 750 (for regular size), this whole biriyani has a wonderful smoky aroma to it, all thanks to the properly done tandoori chicken. With a fine red hue, the chicken has a slightly tough surface, leaving the inside to be all juicy. It's well-marinated, and have had just the right touch from the tandoor. The rice is fluffy, and the seasoning is simply incredible with its lovely masala note.

Chicken Biriyani – Royal Biriyani

At a glance, Royal Biriyani may look like a hole in the wall, but they make some fantastic biriyani and BBQ. The Chicken Biriyani (Rs. 580), in particular, presents a mingle of sweet, sour and spicy, at the right balance. Fragrant and flavourful, and there's a chockful of spices wrapped around the chicken, which further enhances the overall flavour. 

Hyderabadi Chicken Biriyani – The Biriyani Restaurant

Biriyani is not just food at The Biriyani Restaurant – it's science. The kitchen is their lab, where they conduct all the biriyani-related experiments and the end result is always great. This Chicken Biriyani (Rs. 550) has good-quality basmati, mixed in with a load of aromatics and spices, making every bite absolutely rich. They use the traditional Kacchi-style to make this biriyani, which allows the flavour of the spice-packed, delicately pink coloured chicken to release its meaty goodness and rest with the rice beautifully.

Chicken Tikka Biriyani – Chola Authentic Indian Restaurant

All hail the "King Biriyani"!!!

What's so good about Chola's Chicken Tikka Biriyani (Rs. 1025), you ask? The flavour, the spices, the authenticity, EVERYTHING! It's basically an explosive combination of spices, luscious stock, and a pile of excellently prepared chicken tikka buried underneath the high quality, saffron-infused rice. Gorgeously orange in colour, the chicken itself is smoky, sweet and zesty, which perfectly complements the well-executed biriyani rice. It's evident that the brilliant spicy mix in the chicken tikka contributes a lot to produce this stellar flavour profile.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp

Highlights.

Latest.

KAMU.

Ramada High Tea buffet – 2023

High Teas are quite the “Fash-un” these days, and we are stepping into a trendy

Kamu

Street Burger Hitting It Off With The Festive Menu!

By Shamrina Carim Christmas has gotten merrier with their mouth watering Festive menu this December

Highlights Kamu

Indulge your cravings at Indulge Desserts. Co

By RR Everyone’s favourite spot for a well-deserved chocolate overdose has opened their doors in

Kamu

Trying Scope Kitchen’s new menu – Dec 2022

By Hashini Pathirana Scope Cinemas, ever since their launch as Sri Lanka’s first multi-sensory luxury

Kamu

Cinnamon Lakeside’s delicious High Tea spread- 2022

Cinnamon Lakeside has made an exotic appearance at the main lounge, serving a range of

Kamu

Cooking with the Silvermill Coconut Culinary Range

As a Sri Lankan, can you imagine cooking without coconut? It is a universally accepted

Highlights Kamu

Trending.

Hilton Colombo Goes ‘Coconuts’

Unique Coconut infused dishes at Café Kai Colombo, Sri Lanka – 23 January 2023 - Café

Trending

Emperor’s Wok Celebrates Chinese New Year With Auspicious Cantonese Dishes

Hilton Colombo’s Chinese restaurant will offer a Reunion set menu, in addition to À la

Trending

Uber’s 2022 Cravings report reveals Sri Lanka’s love and hate relationship with onions

Uber looked at how you ordered on UberEats last year and discovered Sri Lanka’s love

Trending

Courtyard By Marriott Debuts In Sri Lanka With The Opening Of Courtyard By Marriott Colombo

Courtyard by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio of 30 brands, today announced the

Trending

What you missed at the Fairway Street Food Festival

By Hashini Pathirana Renowned to be known as one of the finest City hotels in

Highlights Trending

Yamu Guide.

7 Places to Hike in 2023

Have you ever thought of arranging a travel bucket list to climb a mountain this

Highlights Yamu Guide

Yamu’s Top Restaurant Picks for 2023

New Year, New Reviews? Say “hell yeah”! We have sorted out a few restaurants that

Highlights Yamu Guide

7 movies to look forward to in 2023

With the passing of another year, brings us a set of new movies to cherish

Highlights Yamu Guide

Gym Round Up 2023

By RR This one's for all of you who’ve had that exact same new year

Highlights Yamu Guide

7 New Year’s Eve Parties in Colombo (2022)

By RR That’s another year down and boy, what a year it’s been.  It’s time

Highlights Yamu Guide

5 Places to buy Christmas Decorations

By Hashini Pathirana In the spirit of Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year,

Yamu Guide