Sultan Biryani Hotel, Sankaran Kovil


Sankaran Kovil Sultan Biryani is a name that I’ve grown up hearing. I still remember the way my Dad used to explain about his food experience here. I used to pester my Dad so much to take me here and I’d wanted to go here along with him. All I know is that it has been operational for many years (120+ years) and is quiet popular among the people hailing from here. The format of serving hasn’t changed much and since the Biryani here is quiet sought after, it sells out fast.

Okay, so it’s the Mutton Biryani (₹130 for Half Plate) that’s the star here. Within your first mouthful you’ll know why. Slightly oily (Read not greasy), short grained, mild irritants, brimming with flavors the Biryani here is quite addictive. Soft Boneless Mutton Chunks dominates the Biryani. Rice Vs Piece ratio was excellent. The Mutton Biryani comes with only Raita as an accompaniment and it was the perfect combination to this style Biryani. And, that’s coming from a Non-Raita person like me. Even if I go again I’ll have the Biryani along with their Raita, for sure.

Ordered the Mutton Chukka (₹90) and Chicken Chukka (₹90) from their available items. We were there anyway, so why not try other items? Both were typical to what was expected out of a well made semi-gravy dish. Very simple dish with perfect flavours.

Totally paid around ₹570. The place starts by 11 AM and the Biryani gets sold out very fast. As early as 1 PM or 2 PM. There’s a break after lunch time and the Hotel resumes operation for it’s evening service when they serve Parottas and Chicken Pakoda etc.

Address and Location:

Sultan Biryani Hotel
Kalugumalai Rd, Kela Amman Sannathi, Sankarankovil,
Tamil Nadu 627756


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