Casual Dining

Arsalan

locationPark Circus

5 Things To Try At Kolkata’s Iconic Arsalan That Aren’t Biryani

Raisa posted on 20 September

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Not just biryani, Arsalan makes epic Mughlai food that you can’t miss out on.

Egg Roll

Simple, classic, uncomplicated, on-the-go food, Arsalan’s egg roll comes for just INR 30! The roti is extremely flaky and soft while the egg is cooked to fluffy perfection. While the roll may not be enough for a complete meal, for a quick snack it’s a great option. You can ask them to remove the onions or to make the roll with rumali roti or less oil if you’re particular about calories.

Mutton Chaanp

Chaanp and biryani is a match made in heaven. The mutton chaanp here is tender, juicy and much more flavourful than the chicken one. It’s also pretty easy to eat because it’s broken up into bite-sized pieces. Even if you’re not a huge fan of mutton, even just the gravy of the chaanp goes well with the biryani. If you want to get the full impact of the flavour though, combine it with rumali roti. You can pick up a plate for INR 145.

Chicken Malai Kebab

While all the kebabs at Arsalan are succulent, the chicken malai kebab takes the cake. Topped with creamy malai which tastes like cheese {yay!} the soft white chicken is cooked till it’s tender. Each plate of six pieces comes for INR 210. The kebabs are a {relatively} healthy option since they’re pretty low on oil and grease. Chicken reshmi kebab and chicken reshmi butter masala are other great chicken options you can try if you’re a carnivore at heart.

Paneer Butter Masala

Before launching an attack for suggesting paneer an acceptable choice of dish in Arsalan, try the paneer butter masala and you may just change your mind. At INR 145, the dish comes with chunks of paneer in a creamy gravy that tastes so good when mopped up with hot tandoori roti. Paneer Tikka Butter Masala at INR 180 has an added oomph of flavour and is an advanced version of the basic dish.

Firni

End your meal on a sweet note. The firni comes in a traditional clay bowl. They’ve started serving it with a plastic spoon but you can ask for a wooden spoon if you want to truly enjoy the flavour. Not overly sweet, the firni is light and has a really smooth texture. At INR 50, it’s the cheapest delectable dessert going.

Anything Else?

When in doubt, go for the classic chicken biryani. Low on grease and high on flavour, the biryani is legendary in the city. A plate comes with a piece of meat and a giant aloo and is sufficient to feed one person. Go early because the lunch-time crowd is pretty intense. Order a Special Biryani if you want an extra piece of meat and egg.

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Casual Dining

Arsalan

1 Outlet in West Bengal
locationPark Circus

191, Near 7 Point Crossing, Park Circus Area, Park Street, Kolkata

locationPark Circus

28, Circus Avenue, Near A.J.C. Bose Road Flyover, Park Circus Area, Kolkata

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Casual Dining

Arsalan

locationPark Circus