Biryani quest continues with JD Indian Recipes, Brickfields

So, following the Indian barber head massage escapade (watch the VID), we were told by our barber, to check out a Biryani shop, one of his favourites, just a couple of blocks down from his shop.

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Having already tried Hyderabad Biryani House Brickfields, we were keen to see if this other restaurant would give that restaurant’s biryani, a run for its money.

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Biryani just tastes better, eaten with hands.. agree? 

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When you arrive at the shop, you will notice the weekend specials, scribbled on  the white board. Nothing fancy. Just either Mutton Biryani (RM16), or Chicken Biryani(RM12). So, one for @tummyleejones and one for me. First I have to give praise to the portions of Biryani. Absolutely massive.

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The plates arrived along with Mirchi ka salan and Dahi chutney – fabulously spicy Biryani accompaniments. Also, my favourite, and I love soaking my long grains in this – the Dahi chutney (yogurt, mint, and onion). Baghara baingan (roasted Eggplant) is our favorite side dish actually, but they didn’t have it this time. We had deep fried vegetables instead – this was a little soft and not as crispy as we would have liked. Usually, a salad includes onion, carrot, cucumber, and lemon wedges but we didn’t get that this time either.


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This style of biryani is prepared with meat marinated with spices overnight and then soaked in yogurt before cooking. The gosht (meat) is sandwiched between layers of fragrant long-grained basmati rice and part of the ritual is uncovering the chunky meat particles buried under the yellow, long grain rice.

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The basmati rice was beautifully defined and fluffy and whilst I could make out the taste of onions, spices, lemon, saffron. coriander leaves etc. I found the cloves just a wee bit too over powering. I mean, there was clove in everything, from the meat marinade to the gravies.

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It’s finger lickin good! 

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All in all, @tummyleejones preferred the previous location, as he said the Biryani rice here was dryer. I liked the generous amount of mutton meat that came in my plate, and also the they let me take as much yogurt as I liked. While prices and portions were pretty standard, I’m still not completely sold that this is the best Biryani yet.. and so the quest continues!

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Add:
JD Indian Recipes  
Jalan Berhala, Brickfields,
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Phone:+60 18-226 4452
Hours – daily 7AM–10:30PM

12 Comments

  • KY says:

    You may want to check out Asif & walter greener then.

  • Shariq says:

    An Uber driver recommended this place to me. During the drive home we talked about food and I expressed my love for biryani upon which he told me about this place. Heeding his advice I went there with a group of 3. Now you must understand that biryani can essentially be broken down to two categories, wet and dry. This was of the dry sought, so for people who only like the wet kind I would not recommend this place. However, if you have love for all biyani i would suggest you try it. I was there at night the place is super dodgy to the typical non-indian brother or sister. However, the first time i went it was more lively as there was an event taking place at the temple. The rice is packed with flavor and it looks like they use saffron to give it the flavor and color it needs. Huge rice portions, i suggest you ask for extra spicy and he would dig up the gravy at the bottom for that extra kick.

  • Linda says:

    The dishes look very tasty! I would really enjoy it if it was not too hot or spicy. I love flavour but if a dish is too hot and spicy I cannot digest it well. Thank you so much for sharing, and Happy New Year to you! 🙂

  • cumilebay says:

    Yang selalu khas dari nasi briyani ini, bentuk nasi nya panjang2 yaaa, berbedaa dengan beras biasa yang ada di indonesia

  • suituapui says:

    I love bryani, and my girl will always go for the mutton. Thankfully, we have one very good one here, authentic North Indian chef. A couple of others that are quite good too but we do not have many Indian places here, not many Indians in my town.

  • Wai Lun says:

    Have not tried this. I’ve tried the Hyderabad one. Always feel very thirsty after eating there. Dunno if it’s because of excessive usage of msg in the cooking.

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