Friday, 9 November 2012

Richies Rahhams, Bangalore

One evening it was raining cats and dogs, we sat by the window pane enjoying the amazing weather and at the same time deciding on a restaurant to visit for my cousin’s birthday dinner. Non-vegetarian food being the agenda, we chose to pick a restaurant for some delicious biryani. With EID gone by a few months ago, we already missed the biryani, samosas, kababs and other delicacies that were available at the various stalls on MM road put up during the month of Ramzan. 

The mention of MM road in our conversation had 2 of us say in chorus – ‘Richies’. This is how we decided on Richies Rahhams (still known among its fan fraternity as 'Richies') on MM road, a restaurant to which we’d not paid visit in a long time.

Menu has an assortment of Indian and Chinese cuisine with focus remaining on the Indian listing. For the vegetarians, there are quite a few options available in both Indian and Chinese. But it is the non-vegetarians who will be totally delighted with the options available in terms of both the variety of dishes and meats on offer. This place going by the menu and prior visits is a meat eater’s paradise.

What we ate:
A look at the menu only made us hungrier. Without looking any further, we called for half a portion of Chandini chicken kabab in starters, brain fry masala accompanied by tandoori rotis, mutton biryani and chicken biryani in non-veg. One of us being vegetarian called for roomali roti and chilly paneer.

Chandini chicken kabab, was a nice tandoor preparation. The chicken was well marinated and flavorful. It was served hot and tasted really good. We just wished it had been a tad bit tender and moist.

The next to feast on for the non-vegetarians was brain fry masala with tandoori rotis. Brain fry masala was a semi gravy preparation with a nice blend of spices. The brust of the spices and pepper was well received by us. This was relished with nice and crisp tandoori rotis.

Biryanis, the most awaited dish of the evening was quick to follow. The mutton biryani was really nice, and full of flavor. The rice was light and non-greasy and the meat was succulent.

I have a large appetite when it comes to biryani or non-vegetarian food. This is how, I happened to dig into some chicken biryani as well which was delicious too. A biryani meal is never complete at Richies without a sweet to follow. On our day, it was muzaffar; a rice based sweet. This is served complimentary with biryani and is the best way to round off a scrumptious meal.

The chilly paneer was totally Indian style Chinese food. It didn’t taste bad; though it is something I would not recommend calling for when you visit Richies.

Our expectations were not high on the service side.  We just looked for good food and prompt service. I must say, the expectations were met. The service was prompt and we had no problems in placing the order or having the food served to us.

Parking and getting to the restaurant can be a bit of a hassle here when it is raining. We were prepared for it. The restaurant does not have the facility for valet parking. However, it is not difficult to find a parking space around here.

The food here is complete value for money. We ended up paying about Rs. 1000 for our meal here which included a couple of non-alcoholic beverages (no liquor served here), a couple of starters, a main course dish, few rotis and 3 biryanis.

Quick Tips:
Do not look for great ambiance. Just go here for good non vegetarian food. You are sure not to be disappointed. 

Biryani being the fastest selling item on the menu at Richies, I’d recommend you to check for its availability before heading there especially if going for a late meal.

Richies branching out from Frazer town now is spread across the city in areas like old airport road, R.T. Nagar, Kammanahalli and the soon to be opened Cunningham road.

Address: 82, MM Road, Frazer Town, Bangalore
Phone Number: 080 - 25808700, 25809700

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