The Biryani Project is a delivery outlet located in Greater Kailash 2 (GK2), New Delhi and the place is known for delivering authentic flavors of Biryani in Delhi, NCR till 11:00 P.M. The Biryani Project sets the benchmark when it comes to Biryani and stay true to its name as they serve Biryani, Curries in an earthen handi. Before I go in detail I would like to say that “The Biryani Project” comes into existence after 2 years of research and the people behind The Biryani Project have traveled to cities and done enough research to make this project successful. Their aim is to deliver authentic Biryani from all over India and their dedication towards food is amazing. I want to congratulate “The Biryani Project” (owners + team) for bringing up this joint in Food Map of New Delhi.
Apart from this, we all know that Biryani needs no introduction and it’s not just a food, it is an emotion, the same you’ll find on the front page of the menu (listed on Zomato). In addition to this, the Biryani is introduced by the Mughals and the Arabs in India, and the Biryani witnesses a wide variation across the country be it Hyderabadi Biryani, Awadhi Mutton Biryani, Lucknow Biryani, Calcutta Biryani, etc. – all with their own unique flavor profiles.
The thing which makes “The Biryani Project” a special one is that they don’t use Plastic which means that you won’t get any necessary cutlery and the food will be delivered in a handi, not in plastic boxes.
The menu card of The Biryani Project is not much wide and it’s small, consisting of all necessary Biryani’s, Curries and North India dishes along with bread and desserts. Out of the whole menu, I ordered Butter Chicken and Nihari Gosht curries instead of Biryani :). Although I’m trying “The Biryani Project” for the first time for a family dinner so have to make sure that everything goes well. I have to say they have lived up to expectation and no words can describe the amount of taste these two curries had. They use best masala/spices, and as soon as you open the pot, you’ll love that aroma. The presentation of curries was amazing. According to me, the reason why the curries taste well it’s because the curries had some fragrance and the taste of earthen utensils blended into them. In terms of quality, it was very good and the portion size does the justice to the price. Looking forward to giving a try to their Biryani’s too.
The Butter Chicken and Nihari Ghost are their bestseller and signature curries.
Butter Chicken – As per the menu description, all-time classic, boneless bbq chicken in a smoked tomato & cashew gravy, finished with butter & cream. According to me, the butter chicken was super tasty, the chicken piece was succulent and the gravy was perfectly prepared, not too sweet and not too spicy. The Butter Chicken was light on taste buds and it was quite nice to have butter chicken in a handi :).
Nihari Ghost – As per the menu description, Nishari Ghost is a stew of Lamb shank meat, slow cooked for hours with special Awadhi spices, finished with a squeeze of lime, thin julienne silvers of ginger & green chilies, goes best with butter kulcha. According to me, the Nihari Ghost was well cooked and flavourful. The aroma was dominant and you can easily feel it when you open the lid.
The Butter Kulcha was soft and worked well with Nihari Ghost.
The words can’t describe the packaging whatever you say be it brilliant, impressive or royal, it totally stunned you. Both the curries served in earthen pots (Handi) sealed in atta so that the curries remain fresh, hot and the flavors remain intact. The Handi is covered with coil rope or you can say nicely tied up with red ropes, you can reuse the rope with some plant or with anything as per your wish. Special mention to the delivery person, he was polite, well-mannered and explains why we don’t use plastic at The Biryani Project. Delivery was fast and the food delivered to me was piping hot.
Overall it was a scrumptious experience with the food and delivery. It’s recommended that you should try this joint not just for food but also enriching experience. Looking forward to trying more dishes from their menu and hoping that they will add more dishes to their menu card :).