Single Zafrani Biryani: The latest single topping the charts!

szbDo you have Biryani cravings, but worried about the huge portions? Paradise presents its brand new Single Zafrani Biryani. Now you can savour the latest offering from Paradise, the Zafrani Biryani, in its single avatar. Did you know that Zafrani Biryani, launched at the beginning of this month, became the new favourite Biryani in no time? Surely, you want to make this new favourite, your favourite too!

Now, it is generally accepted that you can never have too much of a good thing. But some guests have often felt that there can indeed be too much of a good thing! A lot of our guests in Chennai, Bengaluru, and Vizag appreciated the generous Biryani portions, but they were also aware that they could not do justice to the quantity served. Their love for Paradise Biryani would not let them commit the discourtesy of wasting even a mouthful. And if this happened to the Zafrani Biryani – sacrilege!

At Paradise, we want all you Biryani lovers to experience the Zafrani Biryani and do not want the quantity to deter you. Hence, we bring to you the Single Zafrani Biryani, so you can relish this majestic Biryani in a portion size that is perfect for you. The Zafrani Single Biryani will be served in two variants: Zafrani Chicken Biryani and Zafrani Mutton Biryani at all Paradise outlets in Chennai, Bengaluru, and Vizag.

The Single Zafrani Biryani is a wonderful thing: it lets you breathe in the rich aroma of saffron and relish the unique taste to your heart’s content. It also lets you go beyond satisfaction by giving space to even order a plate of Kebabs, or if you have a sweet tooth, it lets you end the meal with a Qubani-ka-Meetha or Falooda. Well, wait no longer and experience this regal classic today!

Biryani versus Biryani: The new favourite!

…and in a matter of days, the famous Paradise Biryani of old has got stiff competition and the previously enthusiastic takers are suddenly wavering. Now you might ask: “Did we think we would see this day? Who is this new player?” Well, yes, that day has arrived and the good thing for food lovers is that the competition is from within – from the Zafrani Biryani, launched by Paradise itself, which has taken the taste buds by storm!

The Zafrani Biryani Festival which began on February 1 has been a huge success. Its greatest feat has been making Zafrani Biryani the new favourite for Biryani lovers! Guests visiting Paradise Outlets in Bengaluru, Vizag, Chennai, and Hyderabad have all loved the exotic taste and the irresistible aroma of the Zafrani Biryani. Both variants of Zafrani Biryani, the Zafrani Chicken Biryani and the Zafrani Mutton Biryani, have become an instant hit.

The Zafrani Biryani Festival can easily qualify as a festival for all your senses: feast your eyes on the saffron-hued Biryani; breathe in the unique and heady scent of saffron; hear the sounds of your own delight; taste the flavour enhanced by the addition of saffron that makes this a majestic Biryani; feel the different textures in your mouth, the grains of the Basmati rice, the tender meat, the grainy and thick Salan and the soothing Raita.

If you have not allowed yourself to savour this most delicious of Biryanis yet, visit your nearest Paradise Outlet soon. The Zafrani Biryani Festival is going to continue only till 31st March, and it would break our hearts if you are not a part of it. Share the joy and the flavours with friends and family, for great food is enjoyed better with company.

And now for something sweet!

To bring a lunch or dinner to a fitting end, you have to eat a Dessert. For the uninitiated, the often-heard polite inquiry “do you have something sweet” at the end of a meal, may not always yield a Dessert. You might just end up with a candy or one of those extra sweet chocolate bars with more sugar and less chocolate. And the truth of the matter is, though they are sweet, they are not what you would call a Dessert!

dessert crop1When one thinks of Desserts, one does not think of “something sweet”. Rather, one thinks of a special preparation that offers a unique flavour and texture. Depending upon one’s appetite, the season, the weather and of course, one’s desire, one decides what Dessert to have. Once again, the availability of choice is what makes ordering a Dessert at the end of a meal such a pleasurable experience.

Two of the most delicious Desserts that Paradise offers are Double-ka-Meeta and Qubani-ka-Meeta. Qubani-ka-Meeta is an authentic Hyderbadi dessert and is made from puréed Qubani (dried apricots) and cream. Its unique texture comes from the roasted apricot kernels which are ground and then added. It is the perfect way to soothe your tongue and lips after eating all the spices in those mouth-watering Kebabs and Biryani. On a particularly hot day, you could even request for a scoop of ice-cream to be served alongside your Qubani-ka-Meeta and head for Dessert heaven!

qubani-ka-meetha_finalDouble-ka-Meeta, though a very popular Hyderabadi Dessert, owes its existence to that humble loaf of bread, a product of the western baking tradition. In fact, the name comes from the name of a type of bread popular in Hyderabad: double roti. This dessert truly represents the spirit of assimilation of Hyderabadi cuisine, and of the cuisine of our country at large. As a tribute to that spirit and as an acknowledgement to your sweet tooth, you must have the Double ka Meetha!

If you are in the mood for the seasonal Meeta, then order the Gajar-ka-Halwa, made from carrots and mawa/khoya, and served piping hot! Aah, the delight of having it one spoon at a time, blowing air on each spoonful and seeing the steam dispersed. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a fitting end to a meal! To end your meal in this fashion and to enjoy these delightful Desserts, step into your nearest Paradise outlet in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, or Vizag.

A majestic Biryani

“Zafrani” – Just saying the word produces a rapture, its melody begins to conjure images and long lost memories. “Zafrani” – how enticing that sounds! A word that sounds like a great desire uttered on a sigh…

zafrani-web-popupZafrani, comes from Zafran, which most of you know as Kesar or Saffron, the dearest of the ingredients, that can only be found in some kitchens, not all. A secret and exotic ingredient that travelled a long, long distance, across national borders, to make its way through the Nizam’s court a few centuries ago to finally reside in the Nizami kitchen. A secret ingredient that not only transformed the defining dish of the Nizami cuisine but also transformed anyone who at the time had the privilege to relish the most majestic of Biryanis, the Zafrani Biryani.

We at Paradise thought that it is time all Biryani lovers experienced it. Paradise Biryani has been the world’s favourite Biryani for decades now. But, we are sure that the moment you get the first taste of our Zafrani Biryani, it will become your new favourite! It is a Hyderabadi delicacy and the legacy of the Nizams who ruled the city. And from February 1, Paradise will serve it to all the Biryani lovers at all our outlets in Hyderabad,Bengaluru,Chennai and Visakhapatnam.It is no longer reserved for a select few, but to anyone who is looking to taste a delightful variety lost to the mists of time.

It gives us great joy and pleasure to invite you to the Zafrani Festival starting at all Paradise Outlets on February 1, 2017. We promise you that you will relish this premium Biryani served in two variants: Zafrani Chicken Biryani and Zafrani Mutton Biryani. Zafrani Biryani: the zafran makes it and names it, and ensures that it tastes as delicious as its name sounds! So come celebrate the Zafrani Festival at Paradise and savour the Zafrani Biryani, the courtly food of the Nizams of Hyderabad.

Never skip a meal even when in a hurry when you are in Chennai

traypacksIf you are looking forward to Republic Day celebrations after this weekend’s Pongal celebrations. Be assured that you aren’t alone, many of us are suffering from holiday hangover. So, we have readied a flavourful surprise for you. Launching first in Chennai, Paradise has something special lined up – a meal that is exquisitely arranged, thoughtfully selected, neatly packaged for you to relish. We are calling it the Paradise Biryani Meal and it comes in an elegant tray pack.

The Paradise Biryani Meals Combo comes packed in a designer tray with the Biryani taking centre stage. In an arc of three different colors, drawing inspiration and colour from the bands of the rainbow, rest the faithful accompaniments of Paradise Biryani: Mirchi-ka-Salan, Raita, and Mint Chutney. And on the right, complementing the biryani are our specially curated Kebabs. Now isn’t that a delightful, mouth-watering sight?

When it comes to food, what smells good, tastes good. And what looks good, tastes even better! We are always on the clock, navigating through a multitude of tasks. Only when the tell-tale signs of hunger make themselves heard, we realise that it is lunch/dinner time. And at that time, ironically time is what we are short of. Worry not, the Paradise Biryani meal is perfect for you. All you need to do is pick up your tray from our Takeaway in minutes, open it up, and enjoy your meal in peace wherever you want. Eating a Paradise meal off a parcel has never been this easier or stylish. You can even order these Biryani meals from our Delivery partners.

The Paradise Biryani Meals come in four variants starting from Rs. 169. For vegetarians we have the Veg Biryani Meal (Veg Biryani with Paneer Tikka Kebab). For lovers of Egg Biryani, we offer the Egg Biryani Meal (Egg Biryani with Paneer Tikka Kebab). For those partial to Chicken or Mutton Biryani, we bring the Chicken Biryani Meal (Chicken Biryani with Chicken Tikka Kebab) and the Mutton Biryani Meal (Mutton Biryani with Chicken Tikka Kebab).

The Paradise Biryani Meal will ensure that you never skip lunch or dinner even when in a hurry. No need to hunt for a table, just sit down on a chair or a bench or take it your desk. All you will need are your two hands: one to hold on to your tray (for those around you will get tempted at the sight) and the other to eat with. Come 16 January, 2017, the Paradise Biryani Meals will be waiting for you and your lunch/dinner time. So Chennai, pick up or order your tray and keep hunger away!

Gratitude and celebration

All of India is gearing up to celebrate their festivals in a couple of days. The celebrations will be an affirmation of a life of unity in diversity in the multi-hued cultural landscape of our country. Under different names, with different rituals yet with the same spirit of generosity, joy, and gratitude, Sankranti/Pongal/Lohri/Uttarayana (these are just some of the names against many) will be celebrated across India this weekend.

im14In our part of the country, the south of India, the star of the occasion is the rice that has been harvested from the paddy fields. Rice is one of the oldest grains that was domesticated by the human civilisations and continues to be grown in the same geographical regions even today. There are different varieties of rice grown and consumed today. This versatile grain is the staple diet in addition to being the main ingredient in sweet and savoury dishes all over the region.

Basmati rice, a special variety, is reserved for cooking Pulaos and Biryanis for special meals and occasions. No prizes for guessing that we at Paradise are more than partial to Basmati rice. Our Biryanis have always been prepared with the finest long-grained Basmati rice. No other variety can take its place or do justice to a Paradise Biryani – it is unimaginable! This grain continues to bring us great gastronomical delight. It is only right to celebrate it this weekend.

We invite you, our dear customers, to the Paradise Outlets of your city – Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Visakhapatnam. Enjoy the festive mood and feast with your family, your friends, and don’t forget to celebrate rice, the grain that feeds South India, the star of all our meals, the backbone of our sustenance. Have a great weekend!

A new year, a new start!

Happy New Year everyone! Last weekend, we bid adieu to 2016 and a new year is here. As 2017 begins, let us start the new year on a fresh new page; let us resolve that all 365 days of this year will be 365 new pages with new opportunities to write 365 new stories of our life. Let this year be the year when we accomplish many great things.

The first days of the year offer the best chance to start a hobby, to reignite an old passion, to mend broken fences, and heal broken hearts. Time is on our side right now, so we can take advantage and march into this year and start doing what we had stopped or what we never started. Let’s make a promise to ourselves that there will always be hope in our hearts and kindness in our actions.

And here is a wish Paradise has for you: this year, let there always be someone you can rely on, someone who will listen to you, someone who will cherish you, and someone you can share a meal with. It can be a friend, a parent or that special someone, who is always there for you and brings out the best in you, like you do in us.

Now that we are in the New Year, what things will you continue to do? Well, whatever they are, be sure to re-experience the joy of a delicious Hyderabadi meal at Paradise. We are adding new dishes to our menu and making several improvements to our service. Here’s looking forward to having you over as we step forward together into the New Year!