- • Ambience- 5/10
- • Food- 8/10
- • Value for money- 7/10
- • Service- 8/10
- • Location- 7/10
- • Hygiene: 6/10
- • Overall- 6.8/10
Bangalore is definitely a food lover’s paradise! You can go to famous restaurants and enjoy the guaranteed five star treatment, or you can just explore! But what will you do, when you taste something so divine you crave for it every day and nothing else seems satiate it? Sounds like too much of an exaggeration? Ha Ha. Well not really!
I was introduced to Richies Rahhams by a friend of mine and fell completely in love with the Mutton Biryani there. Till date, I make it a point to eat there at least 2 times a week! Believe it! So, Richies Rahhams was started in 1999 by Abdul Rasheed in Frazer town and now has outlets on Old Airport Road, Kammanahalli, Cunningham Road and RT Nagar. They have a range of non-vegetarian starters and main dishes, however; the mutton biryani surely takes the cake. The mutton is marinated overnight in curd and spices and then slow cooked with Jeera-Samba rice early next day.
Now this might sound all very simple, but that’s where the beauty of the recipe lies. The rice is cooked along with the mutton and that really infuses all the flavors together. Now, a lot of people believe that Biryani should only be cooked in Basmati Rice but this is not true. Basmati Rice has such a strong flavor that sometimes it tends to overpower the other flavors. Anyway, this Biryani is served with salan, raita and kheer. If you want to go for something else on the menu you could also try their Kalimirchi Kabab, Mutton Chops, Chicken Afghani, and Mutton Khurma. Everything tastes really good and what I love is that their mutton is soft, succulent always cooked to perfection – something – most restaurants seem to get wrong all the time! For vegetarians this might not be the best experience as, though, they have an extensive non-vegetarian menu – they have VERY limited vegetarian options. They don’t even have a Vegetable Biryani on the menu, which I thought was a little odd. But for hardcore non-vegetarians like me it’s paradise! Anyway, this is a very simple place whose heart and soul is their food. Try and avoid peak lunch and dinner hours as it can get very crowded, and don’t be surprised if everyone orders the mutton biryani – that happens!
#1 >> Medison Complex, Near Leela Palace, Kodihalli, Old Airport Road, Bangalore
#2 >> 82, MM Road, Frazer Town, Bangalore
#3 >> 4, 80 Feet Road, Near Shanthi Sagar, RT Nagar, Bangalore
#4 >> 39, Yadava Layout, Arvindnagar, Near Honest Bakery, Kammanahalli, Bangalore
Review by : Meenakshi Bhattacharya, Bangalore