From Hyderabad to Bengaluru and Kolkata to Lucknow, the love for biryani is a shared emotion across India. Food enthusiasts’ fondness for the one-pot hot meal has grown passionately over the years.

Here is a list of 15 iconic eateries in India that have continued to serve delicious biryani for many years.

Kayees, Kochi: Located on Gujarati Rd, near Gujarati Temple, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala, their chicken and mutton biryani is a must-try.

Hotel Navayuga, Bengaluru: The hotel offers mouthwatering Andhra naati biryani, mutton roast, and chilli chicken. It is located in Aparna Complex, No 1, SC Road in Gandhi Nagar.

Meghana Foods, Bengaluru: Head to Outer Ring Rd, above Sony Centre, opposite Park Plaza, Kasavanahalli Village in Marathahalli, to try their special boneless biryani, chicken 555, and ghee roast chicken.

Cafe Bahar, Hyderabad: Located in 3-5, 815/A, Old MLA Quarters Rd, Avanti Nagar, Himayatnagar, Hyderabad, their chicken and mutton biryani, haleem, and Irani chai are a must-try.

Dindigul Venu Biriyani, Dindigul: The eatery is famous for its mutton biryani and chicken lollypop. If you are in Tamil Nadu, head to 49, East Car Street, S Car Street Near Sophia Matriculation School, Begambur to relish the delectable recipes.

Jaffer Bhai’s Delhi Darbar, Mumbai: Located at Shop No. 94 Big Building, 3rd Marine St, Marine Lines, Mumbai, this eatery is famous for its mutton biryani and unique recipes like dabba gosht and apple chicken.

Persian Darbar, Mumbai: The eatery located in B Wing, Time Square Building, B3, Andheri – Kurla Rd, Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai, offers mutton kabsa, raan biryani, barra chicken, and baklava.

Idrees Biryani, Lucknow: Head to Old Lucknow’s Jauhari Mohalla, Raja Bazar, Chowk and try their mutton biryani and chicken korma.

Lalla Biryani, Lucknow: Located in Bal Mukund Bajpai Marg, Tambaque Mandi, Chaupatiyan, Chowk, Lalla’s mutton biryani and mutton korma served with paratha are a must-try.

Babu Shahi Bawarchi, Delhi: If you are in Delhi, you must try their galouti kebabs, and matka biryani which is served with curry. The eatery is located at Shops no. 4-5, Matka Peer at Pragati Maidan.

Andhra Bhawan, Delhi: Another famous eatery in Delhi is Andhra Bhawan which serves special chicken biryani on Sunday and is also popular for its Andhra thali. Head to Ashoka Rd, near India Gate, Pataudi House.

Aminia, Kolkata: Located on Rajarhat Main Rd, opposite Karnataka Bank, Chinar Park, Sukanta Pally, Baguiati, Aminia offers flavoursome chicken and mutton biryani, handi curry, and phirni.

Arsalan, Kolkata: Other than chicken and mutton biryani, the eatery’s Arsalan special kebab and mutton stew are a must-try. It is located in Marina Garden Court, No. 191, 7 Point, Park St, Beniapukur in Kolkata.

Sukkubhai Biryani, Chennai: Head to No 333, MKN Rd, next to Indian Bank, Alandur, Chennai to try their mutton biryani and pepper chicken.

Rahmath Hotel, Kozhikode: Located on Aravind Ghosh Rd, near Mathrubhumi Office, Mananchira, Kozhikode, this eatery offers chicken and mutton biryani, mutton stew, parotta with chicken curry.