Haldiram Hyderabadi Biryani Review
Haldiram Hyderabadi BiryaniAvailable at Oak Tree Road
Indian Grocery Stores
Edison / Iselin, NJ
Haldiram Hyderabadi Biryani: Imposter, Not Worth a Penny
It was my eternal craving for Hyderabadi Biryani that led me to try the frozen version peddled by Haldiram's minute khana.
If you love Hyderabadi Biryani, I strongly suggest you shun the imposter offered by Haldiram in frozen curry aisles of Indian grocery stores.
At best it can be described as a mildly flavored Tomato Bath rice.
And definitely not Hyderabadi Biryani.
For, an authentic Hyderabadi Biryani oozes spice, strong flavor, packs a lot of heat and is a yummy rice delight.
Haldiram's version of Hyderabadi Biryani is Zero on heat.
Not a Biryaniforget about Hyderabadi Biryani, there were multiple reasons why I did not feel I was even eating even Biryani.
Does not Live Upto the Name
- Haldiram Hyderabadi Biryani failed at a basic level - spice, heat, strong flavor unique to Hyderabadi Biryanis.
- Worse, it tasted more like Tomato bath rice with a mild flavor of Nutmeg rather than the spicy Hyderabadi Biryani delight that I am so used to eating.
- Sure it included Cauliflower, Carrot, Green Peas, Green Beans, Tomato, Bay Leaves, Green Cardamom. But adding Bay Leaves and Cardamom does not make a rice dish a Biryani. It is the proportion of Biryani Spices that makes the big difference to merit the name Hyderabadi Biryani.
- To its credit, Haldiram Hyderabadi Biryani was neither too dry nor oily and the rice texture after heating was perfect.
Packaging & InstructionsPackaging is neat and the Biryani rice tray was sealed with a plastic film.
Hyderabadi Biryani Tray
If there's one thing I liked about Haldiram Hyderabadi Biryani, it's the heating instructions.
Three minutes heating before and after removing the plastic film were perfect.
NutritionServing Size 1/2 Pack: 125g
Servings Per Container: 2
Calories per Serving: 210
Calories from Fat: 70
Haldiram's Hyderabadi Biryani RatingIf you enjoy Hyderabadi Biryani, I recommend you avoid Haldiram's Hyderabadi Biryani frozen rice dish like a plague.
Instead, walk upto Dakshin Express on Oak Tree Road in Edison or Trupti Biryani on Green St in Iselin and order a plate of Biryani dine-in or takeout.
For the Hyderabadi Biryani peddled by Haldiram minute khana is zero on heat, low on spice and flavor and worse tasted like Tomato rice. - © OakTreeRoad.us