As number 2 I have opted for none other than Arsalan, Park Circus as part of my food walk “Biriyani Walk with Debjani” and with no surprise when I mentioned the name in Facebook a good lot of people (which I was not expecting) joined me. Now let me come to the weird part; after visiting on 10th April it took me a cute little month to post it but as they say better less than never and on this thought let me put my though on the review of Arsalan, Park Circus. Before going into further details I am tempted to share that on the very next day we visited Arsalan a mishap happened and the restaurant grabbed fire but as they say “the show must go on” and the show is going on full fledgedly.
How many times have I visited Arsalan or how many times I opted for a pack of Biriyani from there; my answer is I don’t remember and to be very frank I don’t want to remember either. It does not matter to me and what matters is the consistency of the Biriyani served at Arsalan. Some people consider the Biriyani from Arsalan average as compared to other joint but for me their speciality is the consistency. A piece of tender Mutton along with a plate full of properly cooked rice and no dryness at all; that is what the Biriyani from Arsalan is all about and with the grace of God Aloo is there though not Egg which is part of the special Biriyani. Now that, I am not a fan of Chicken Biriyani I hardly tasted the Chicken version there at least this is what I remember.
Coming to the group, it was good damn group of 8 people (including me) who opted for the venture at Arsalan. The order was as predictable as possible while considering the restaurant is Arsalan; A plate of Biriyani for each of the member (one opted for a special Mutton Biriyani as well) and Arsalan special Kebab and Chicken Reshmi kebab as the perfect side. Apart from this, a plate of Mutton Korma was also ordered by a foodie and to end the spread we opted for Firni.
As I have already mentioned about the Biriyani served which required no further description; let me share that one should try the Special Kebab there. I love the cheese covered Kebab served by Arsalan and never opted for gravy given the Biriyani itself is much juicy and flavourful. Nothing to share for the Firni which was moderate. Last but not the least (again coming back to the Biriyani), they use perfect Rice to make the Biriyani and you will not find weird mixing of rices and hence the end result is perfect flavour and perfectly cooked rice. Meat is of moderate size as always and perfectly cooked! Yes, that is what you can expect in Arsalan, anytime you visit them!
Coming to the group who were there with me; it was fun having each of them there. Almost all of them are known to me from different capacity and what I love about them is their love for food. Let me share the “cheese” moment of the day when I literally collected “chillar” from everybody to settle the bill alike the golden olden college days..