There are two ways you start off your meal at Nagarjuna – order their biryani or sign up for their meals. It’s a hard choice, a few trips here and you’ll know that, but either way you won’t be disappointed. If you go with the first choice, a small mound of mutton biryani (we highly recommend the mutton version) comes in a small plate with a piece of lemon on top. The long biryani rice is subtly spiced and the flavours and the richness of the meat come through beautifully.
Then, there’s the meals – hot, hot helpings of ghee-sprinkled, steamed rice mixed in with paapu (dal cooked with greens). Or with sambar, rasam or curd. Plus, endless helpings of vegetables, gongura chutney, and pickles. This is a well-executed meal for a happy tummy. Want more protein? Order up plates of their devilishly spicy Chilli Chicken (grab those tissues) or their Chicken Sholay Kebab, pieces of boneless chicken deep-fried in spices.
Following this, cancel all your meetings and go nap. You will need it!