From the confines of the ages-old city of Nizams, the famous Paradise restaurant has come with its biryani to Gurugram.
With a legacy going back six decades, the outlet has the promise of some authentic Hyderabad biryani. Located in Raheja Mall on Sohna Road, it has a dine-in and takeaway. The prices for the two vary between 10-15%. So you pay a little less for the takeaway. There is also something known as express service, where you can have the famous signature Irani tea. It costs just Rs 10. The biryani prices start from Rs 149.
With focus on keeping the ingredients authentic and food close to the original flavours, Ali Hemati, Chairman, Paradise Food Court, said that chefs have been trained in Hyderabad in the parent kitchen. A senior chef will manage the show. Going back to the roots, he lay emphasis on making biryani available for the masses and the classes, which is why all kinds of options for seating. There is home delivery too.
For those who want their daily dose of north Indian fare, there is the traditional butter chicken and dal makhni on offer. The Bengaluru outlet is famous for kebab festivals and hopefully, this one will offer some interesting fests too.
For the uninitiated, Paradise started out as a small provisional store cum café near the cinema hall in Secunderabad. And now, 64 years hence, it has 22 national outlets and first one in Delhi-NCR. After observing the response in the coming months, there are plans to open more in NCR. Timings: 11am-11pm.
It was started in September 1953 at Secunderabad in Telangana (erstwhile Andhra Pradesh) as a small 100-seater restaurant-cum-provisional store, targeting the people visiting Paradise theatre. Though the theatre shut down, the café continued. Between 1978 and 1996, there was re-structuring, renovation and modernisation to match the evolving food habits. In 2004, the management decided to expand to other cities and other localities in Hyderabad.