DUM Biryani House opens with Telugu cuisineHALAL STATUS All meat is Halal.
The food at DUM Biryani house is predominantly Telugu Cuisine from the regions of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in South India. Based in Central South India, these regions are the highest producers of red chilli and rice in India. The cuisine relies highly on vegetables, meat (such as mutton and chicken) and fish – due to Coastal Andhra, which sits on the Bay of Bengal. Hyderabad was home to the Nizam-ul-Mulk, the premier prince of India since the 18th Century.
Hyderabadi Biryani, once a royal specialty, is famous even today throughout the regions as one of the spiciest and richest dishes in all Indian Cuisine. Originally it is made in a large sealed pot called a ‘Degh’ using Mutton (Goat), marinated in a combination of spices, herbs and yoghurt and then layered with parboiled rice. Many aromats are added such as saffron and rose water, and the dish is kept on ‘dum’ – our namesake and the process of slowly steaming on low heat for hours until the flavours from the rice and meat are infused together to perfection.
Starters include Dahi Kebab (ginger and chilli yoghurt fried kebab with an Andhra tomato chutney) at £4.50, Kodi Veppudu (chicken wings in a spicy and sour masala) at £4.95, Andhra fried shrimp with coconut and chilli at £4.95, and Mutton Fry (slow-cooked diced lamb in Andhra masala and served with a paratha) at £5.50.
The Biryani options include Lamb Shank Biryani served with a Mirch Unda Salan (Hyderabadi curry served with a green chilli and half a boiled egg), kachumber salad, popadoms, and fried okra raita priced at £14.95. There will also be a Seasonal Veg Biryani (currently wild mushrooms, chickpea and baby potato) with Mirch Salan (Hyderbadi curry with a green padron chilli), kachumber salad, popadoms, and fried okra raita, also priced at £14.95.
Drinks include sweet lassi, salted lassi, Thums Up, and. Alcohol is also sold on the premises.
187B Wardour St.
London W1F 8ZB
Opening times: Mon-Thur 17:00-23:00, Fri-Sun 12:00-15:00 & 18:00-23:00