Amba Bhavani is a small mess in Basavangudi, Bengaluru where you get some of the yummiest biryani in the city. They are a pretty small outlet and are open for a few hours from 12 to 4 in the noon on almost all days. It is best to arrive around 12 or so to have the food piping hot. We were lucky enough to go there as soon as they opened and were able to get most of the items instantly. We had the following while we were at Amba Bhavani.
The Mutton Biryani was very well cooked, the meat was very soft and nice, the taste was like a Maratha style biryani, a little spicy as well. They give a good amount of meat as well in proportion to the rice.
The Chicken Biryani is very similar in taste to the Mutton Biryani, they have used the same spices and masala for the rice. The chicken is cooked to perfection and is very aromatic as well.
For starters we had the Andhra Chilli Chicken which has a very spicy gravy with good pieces of chicken meat. It goes really well with the biryani but could make the experience a little too spicy so would recommend this only if you enjoy having spicy dishes.
Amba Bhavani has a wide variety of options to choose from both Mutton and Chicken dishes and it would be great if you could visit them a couple of times to fully enjoy everything that they have to offer. You can ask for a glass of rasam to end your meal at Amba Bhavani. It truly was a beautiful experience and would surely go back any day. You can find them at 50/2/1, Surveyor St, behind Cool Corner Hotel, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004.
- Mutton Biryani – 120 INR
- Chicken Biryani – 110 INR
- Chilli Chicken – 100 INR
- Rasam – Free
Average cost for two people would be 300 – 350 INR.
Here is a video of our time at Amba Bhavani.