The Dhonnai Biryani House – Naidu Military Hotel – Jai’s Kitchen, in Thuraipakkam! This place has quite a few names on the board, so just mentioned all of them.
Its located in a lane adjacent to Shree Kumaran Hotel, next to Cognizant gate in Thuraipakkam!
We were there at around 12:45 and were one of the earlybirds for lunch. Many people started to come in while we were finishing around 13:30.
Our Order – Chicken Biryani wasn’t available, so ordered 1 Mutton Biryani for wifey and 1 Kuska for myself. Asked for Chicken specialities, they recommended Chinthamani Chicken and Chicken 65 boneless (Pallipalayam chicken was not available).
The Biryani was served in a Dhonnai, and I loved the nice subtle flavor in the biryani. The rice grains were short, looked like seeragasamba. The accompaniments Raita and gravy were good. I was told the mutton pieces were soft and tender.
Chinthamani Chicken was very good and loved the spices with red chillies (molaga vaththal). Chicken 65 was a mixed bag, few pieces were very good, few were very chewy, was a struggle to finish.
The person asked me if I wanted some rice after Biryani, and mentioned it was complimentary ! The idea was good, however, not being a fan of white rice after Biryani, opted for another Kuska instead
Paid 720 bucks in all, not that cheap, but since we enjoyed the meal, felt it was worth it. Chicken Biryani, a boiled egg would have been nice to have ! The open kitchen was kinda impressive!