Food is a complement to a journey, especially when it is by train. Imagine enjoying delicious Biryani while travelling. It would feel good to be lost in the rhyme of track and yummy Biryani with your loved ones on the train.


Biryani is a complete meal with a huge fan base across the world. The best Biryani can be found in South Indian cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai. With RailRestro, you can also order Biryani on train; many varieties are available.


Here are the 15 best and delicious Biryani dishes that you can relish while travelling on trains.





Chicken Biryani is a flavoursome dish comprised of layers of chicken, rice, and spices cooked together. The rice absorbs the chicken’s juices in the bottom during cooking, giving it an incredibly soft texture and flavour, while the upper layer becomes clear and smooth. The tender pieces of chicken buried in the Biryani are full of aroma. Thanks to the awe-inspiring mix of spices and herbs used to cook this recipe.





Mutton Biryani is a loved Indian rice dish that is prepared using Sella Basmati rice. The Sella rice is long-grain, steam cooked with toppings of spices and a Mutton (goat meat) layer. There are many places in India where mutton biryani is made with its diffrent methods. One can cook this non-veg Biryani dish with lamb meat. It’s flavorful, delicious and will make you wipe your plates clean with its mouth-watering taste and heavenly scent!





Egg Biryani is a must-try dish for egg lovers because it will bring your love of eggs to a whole new level. The zesty sauce for Egg Biryani is created with freshly-ground grated ginger, garlic, and chopped cilantro. The sour marinade gives a distinctive flavour to the soft-boiled eggs, making the Biryani one of the most delicious dishes. Savouring a plate of Egg Biryani would add flavour to the journey.





Biryani Masala is the most regal dish that you can have at any time of the day. Also, it is a perfect one-pot meal for festivals and celebrations. There is no way not to be drawn to the delicious and aromatic Masala Biryani recipe. Since, it is cooked heavily with spices and local herbs like bay leaf or tej patta, fennel seeds, anise, cardamom, peppercorn, cloves, and chilli, this Biryani recipe is hot and spicy. One of the most appealing strands of Masala Biryani is that it comes with many layers that provide the dish with different flavours, textures, and colours.





Veg Biryani is an authentic Indian vegetarian dish packed with favourite vegetables, basmati rice, and aromatic spices. It’s said, the traditional veg biryani is made with patience and lots of affection. Though, the flavorful and delicious tastes at first morsel will be worth the effort and time spent for cooking. There are many ways to make a Veg Biryani, each with a distinct taste of ingredients and flavours. We serve the most delicious Veg Biryani on train cooked in the best restaurants in the city.





The Donne Biryani is a famous dish from Bangalore. It is typically a less spicy dish and gets a distinctive flavour from the sea raga samba rice. These tiny rice grains are cooked with a generous amount of mint leaves and marinated meat. The Biryani is served in cups made from palm leaves. That is why it’s called Donne that translates to big cups. And, if you wish to eat the signature Biryani recipe from Bangalore, order Donne Biryani in train from RailRestro.


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Paneer Biryani is the most loved vegetarian Biryani recipe all across the world. It is slow-cooked with layers of Paneer cubes in curd (yoghurt) gravy based on fried onions and par-cooked rice, flavoured with spices, rosewater, and saffron. In general, Paneer Biryani is cooked using the Dum Phuket method. The gravy and rice layers are steam cooked in a closed pot or pan so that the steam cannot escape, giving it a flavorful texture and taste.





Mushroom Biryani is a classic vegetarian dish with succulent mushrooms, soft fluffy rice, and fresh spices. The delicious, spicy and yummy, Mushroom Biryani makes a great evening meal. Often characterised as one pot Biryani, this dish has a divine taste. Besides basic spices like cumin, turmeric, and cinnamon, some special spices like black cumin and saffron are also used to enhance the taste of Biryani. Read, and your mouth is watering, order this delicious Biryani on train from RailRestro.





Prawn Biryani is the most delicious biryani dish that has its origin in Southern India. Fresh Prawns marinated in yoghurt, spices, and onions and then layered with rice to give it some extra flavour and fragrance. The dish is perfect for an extravagant dinner, and you will love it while traveling on trains as well. We serve this with Raita or Mirchi ka salon to give you the most delicate flavour of the Biryani!





If you believe that Biryani can only be prepared using mutton or chicken, then you’re going to be pleasantly surprised. Both bony fish and well as boneless fish are used for cooking fish biryani. However, boneless fishes are more popular since it’s easy to eat them. To give a South Indian touch to your Biryani, we add curry leaves and sprinkle a tiny amount of mustard powder along with the garam masala.


It’s a meal that pairs well with any salad or Raita. Order spicy Fish Biryani on train and indulge in a delicious delight while travelling.





The Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani is the most authentic Biryani. It is cooked with basmati rice and Indian spices like saffron. This sweet and delicious Biryani is regarded as the king of Biryanis. There are two varieties, Kachha (raw) and Pakki (cooked) Biryani. The Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani first originated in the kitchens of royal Nizams. Our chefs’ follow intricate Hyderabadi procedures with a lot of love to prepare the best Biryani dish for your train journey.





Lucknowi Biryani is also called Awadhi Biryani. This Royal Biryani is known to be heavenly influenced by Nawabs of Awadh. What makes this Biryani different from the Hyderabadi Biryani is the whole spices in cooking this recipe. Kewra or rose water is used to prepare Lucknowi Biryani to give it a unique aroma. The city of Lucknow is famous for its royal cuisines. Order your Lucknowi Biryani and popular food items like Shahi Korma, Shami Kabab etc., while passing by this station.





Malabar Chicken Biryani is a popular biryani dish from the Malabar region of Kerala. While cooking this Biryani, chicken and rice are cooked separately and then layered and steamed. This method of cooking is called the pakki style of cooking Biryani. Also, ghee and aromatic spices are used in abundant for cooking Malabar Chicken Biryani. If you wish to order and enjoy the taste of this delightful recipe while travelling, install the RailRestro food order app now.





Dum Biryani is a mouth-watering biryani cooked with the Dumpukht method. Dum is a Persian word that means air cooked. The ingredients are sealed in a pot or vessel with a thick paste of flour or clay. Then, the Biryani is slowly cooked in steam to retain its flavour juices. Slow cooking ensures that all the flavours from the meat or chicken are slowly released. When travelling with your friends or family members, Dum Biryani would be the best food to eat.





Handi Biryani is a beautiful rice recipe cooked slowly with layers of chicken, vegetables, and spices. Traditionally, the biryani dish was cooked in a clay pot or brass vessel. Juicy Handi Biryani with mace and nutmeg gives it a strong flavour and taste. Satiate your palate with the world’s best Biryani Handi from RailRestro and enjoys it with your loved ones.


Tell us, What’s your favourite Biryani! If that’s not on our list, we will add it to our menu and serve you on your next train journey.



What is the secret ingredient for Biryani?


All the ingredients of Biryani, be it the spices, basmati rice, mutton, or chicken, contribute to the specialty of this recipe. In addition, the Dum Phuket cooking style of Biryani, in which all the food items are layered and enclosed in the aluminum vessel and then steam cooked for a longer duration, also gives it a unique identity. Saffron is the secret spice that gives Biryani a strong aroma and taste.


Where was Biryani Originated?


Historians have a different view on the origin of Biryani. Some believe the dish originated in Persia and was then brought up to India by the Mughals. Although, many food experts deny saying the dish originated in Southern India. It was one of the main course dishes in Kerala and regions of Tamil Nadu as well.


Where can I find the best Biryani in Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai?


When you travel by train, you can order and get delicious Biryani at Hyderabad Station, Bangalore Station, and Chennai Railway Station from RailRestro. Besides Biryani, it provides mouth-watering non-veg food on the train such as Chicken curry, Fish fry, mutton kabab etc. Make sure to place your Biryani order at least 2 hours before the delivery.


We also specialise in veg, and Jain food. When you are travelling in groups, order bulk food in train and get heavy discounts. To know more about the exciting offers, get in touch with our customer support.


As said, good food is the foundation of happiness; RailRestro does its best to serve you the best meal on the train with love and care!

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Author: Sanjay Kumar