I like exploring new food joints but don’t like to travel far for food. Being in Navi Mumbai, I prefer exploring places near me or in Navi Mumbai only. After all, new joints are opening every day here too. The review of Hyderabad Xpress is one such case where the food traveled to me. Don’t believe me! But this is true, it happened when one fine day I received a mail from Mr. Aamer introducing me to Hyderabad Xpress and expressed his interest in sending some Biryani for tasting and feedback. I thought this is one such place where things can’t work out as I will not travel and Biryani getting delivered from Andheri to Kharghar is a rare event which is not gonna happen ( bulk order being an exception of course). But, these guys are so passionate towards the idea of making Authentic Hyderabadi Biryani reach all over Mumbai that they made this delivery of food possible.
So, the food got delivered to my place and to my surprise it was hot. Nicely packed and sealed these packets contained Chicken Dum Biryani and Chicken Tawa Biryani. The boxes contained Mirch ka Salan and the dessert Double ka Meetha.
Chicken Dum Biryani: Trust me, when I say the moment we opened the packet the aroma of spices was heavenly and made us gorge over the food. The long grains of rice were perfectly cooked and amazingly blended with spices and flavors. The texture of the rice was exactly as I like and believe it should be. I have had Biryani at various places before also but this one was really awesome. I had Biryani in Hyderabad at the very famous “Paradise restaurant”(who claim to be one of the best) but it failed to make any impression. But, this was an absolute delight. Accompanied with Mirch ka salan which makes it more finger licking. The chicken pieces were nicely cooked and well coated with spices. The quantity is more than sufficient for two people. If you want your Biryani to be more masala laden ask for ‘double masala’. The cost of full Biryani is Rs 210 which is a complete value for money.
Chicken Tawa Biryani: This is another Biryani variant which is available at Hyderabad Xpress. The boneless pieces of chicken were very well coated with spices and the masala. Me being a lover of spicy food found this little less appealing than the Authentic Dum Biryani may be because of the slight sweetness that the masala had. But, no worries as the mirch ka salan balanced it and gave the spicy punch. The quantity was again more than sufficient for two people. The cost of Rs 210 which is value for money.
Mirch Ka Salan: I have to say I have tasted salan previously at one or two places only and never liked it. But the salan they serve with the Biryani was absolute savory and flavorful. Most of the places in Mumbai serve raita with Biryani but this is actually something which enhances the taste of the biryani and makes it spicy and yummy. So, for me, this was a complete hit.
Double ka Meetha: Well, I am also one of those who believe that the meal is not complete without sweet dish at last. And this part of the meal always makes me happy so it made me happy today again the moment I took the first bite of this heavenly Double ka Meetha. Perfectly sweet, orange colored was a complete “melt in mouth”. This is something not to be missed which compliment the Biryani as dessert very well. So, this was another star of the meal.
Overall Rating : 4.5/5
Hyderabadi Xpress is in Andheri(W) and a complete Biryani place which is more of a home-delivery and takeaway place. The thing I like about them is that they are sticking to complete Biryani menu in which they are really good. If you are looking out for Authentic Hyderabadi Biryani I would like to recommend this place as apart from the food, they are truly dedicated towards the idea to making the Biryani reach everywhere in Mumbai. The Chief Mr. Rajesh was very courteous and so was the delivery person.
This review wouldn’t have been possible without the coordination of Mr. Aamer and Mr. Rajesh.
My opinion and words are not biased and the review is totally based on my experience at the restaurant. But rightly said, “Food is subjective and everyone has own taste” so kindly exercise your own discretion, with the understanding that this is reviewer’s personal opinion.