I stepped into Noorani with a group of friends last weekend, expecting it to be a typical Muslim style eatery with the typical fare to offer. Frankly, had no great expectation from this ordinary looking place, but it surely over exceeded my expectations.
The traditional flavour to all the dishes, the faint aroma of the Dum Biryani and the visual array of sweetmeats greets you as you make way into the quaint little eatery. Different sections to suit the pocket we chose the AC section and made ourselves comfortable in one corner of the place.
A deliciously savored Chicken Tandoori (You dont get Half Tandoori out here), some succulent kebabs and crispy green kebabs served with a minty chatni. Murgh in the Nargis (Chicken Nargis) followed later with some soft rotis and we were in seventh heaven.
Not wanting to leave out on the Biryani, we ordered a Reshmi Tikka Biryani an unconventional Biryani. It tasted a little sweet as well as those juicy pieces of Reshmi Tikka provided with the required zing to the dish. Long grains of rice were finished off in a jiffy.
It would have been a sin to leave the place without downing those mighty glasses of Falooda all laced with dry fruits, ice cream, fresh pieces of mango and fresh cream. A heave-a-ho and the content were poured down and we left the place potbellied and content to the heart.
An only thumbs down would be the not-so-elite seating. Neither was it plush. But with good food and hunger pangs in your tummy, who really bothers.
A quick list of what all we ate.
* The Starters *
1 Chicken Tandoori (Full)
1 Chicken Tikka
2 Crispy Green Tikkas (My personal Favorite)
1 Veg Manchow Soup
* The Main Course *
1 Veg Hyderabadi Biryani
6 Tandoori Rotis
2 Murgh Nargis
1 Reshmi Tikka Biryani
* Desserts *
5 Royal Faloodas
1 Noorani Special Falooda I would prefer calling it as Heavenly Falooda
2 Caramel custards
A Total damage of 1720 bucks between the 8 of us and we left with no-so-light wallets. A total value for money, also considering the location it is located Haji Ali Junction, this place certainly rocks.