By Stephanie Gerson
After 10 years in business in Milpitas and Fremont, Hyderabad Dum Biryani Indian Cuisine has expanded with a new restaurant in Mountain View on Old Middlefield Way. Owner Vinod Guduri is dedicated to both bringing traditional Indian cuisine to the Bay Area and reinventing Indian specialties to make them more accessible to those unfamiliar with cuisine. Guduri has created an extensive menu with his business partner Madhu Salwagi in hopes of serving people missing the foods of their culture and sharing Indian cuisine with others.
The Hyderabadi style of biryani originated in the Hyderabad region of India and consists of slow-cooked meat and basmati rice seasoned with a variety of spices. Cooking biryani at home requires a lot of time and effort due to the dish’s long cooking time and some hard-to-find ingredients, but Hyderabad Dum Biryani hopes to make this labor-intensive dish more accessible so that it can be enjoyed anytime, not just during special times. occasions. There are 10 varieties of biryani on the menu and 10 biryani family packs that serve two to three people, each including a biryani with spicy meat or vegetables plus an appetizer and sides of dahi chutney and mirchi ka salan, a side dish of peppers and peanuts cooked with ginger, garlic and other ingredients
“Even though we have biryani as our signature dish, Hyderabad Dum Biryani is a one stop shop for Indian delicacies,” says Guduri. “We are known for our curry and tandoor oven dishes including tandoori chicken and tandoor naan.”
Hyderabadi Mutton Dum Biryani served at Milpitas site. Photo by Anthony Shu.
The restaurant also offers quick snacks for people on the go. The masala wraps, filled with rice, vegetables and a choice of paneer, chicken tikka or 65 spicy fried chicken, and the lunch combos, which include a starter, side salad, dessert and drink , are popular. Recently, Indochinese dishes, such as momos, dumplings filled with spicy meat, and noodle dishes like fried Hakka noodles, have been added to the menu.
Hyderabad Dum Biryani, 2105 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View; 650-386-1725. Instagram: @hyddumbiryani.
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