Ravi and Bhargari Godavarthi are from Hyderabad, a metropolis in southern India. After they moved to Western New York in 2016, they discovered that the world had a variety of Indian eating places, however all of them centered on the delicacies of northern India.
The dearth of southern Indian delicacies represented a enterprise alternative within the eyes of the Godavarthis. They opened Hyderabad Home of Biryani in Williamsville, close to Buffalo, in 2016.
In Buffalo, they seen that 25% to 30% of their enterprise was coming from Rochester; college students, Rochester Institute of Know-how school, medical doctors from the hospitals and individuals who labored in data know-how would drive 60 miles to get pleasure from their meals, and would ask when the restaurant would open in Rochester.
They opened their second location of Hyderabad Home of Biryani at 1100 Jefferson Highway in Henrietta, close to Interstate 390, in June.
“It’s genuine south Indian, which does not Americanize any form of recipe or mellow down any spice,” Ravi Godavarthi mentioned.
Southern Indian meals
The signature dish at Hyderabad Home of Biryani is biryani, a aromatic rice dish, and the restaurant gives 10 variations, together with fish, egg, paneer (cheese) and vegetarian. The preferred is the hyderabad hen dum biryani, which is made with hen leg quarters and garnished with egg, then served with raita (yogurt sauce), chile peppers and peanut gravy.
Dosas are skinny, crispy crêpes constituted of a fermented rice and lentil batter. They arrive with a number of completely different fillings and are served with two sauces: sambar and contemporary coconut chutney.
Two appetizers which can be uncommon for Rochester are buyer favorites: hen lollipops, hen wings shaped right into a lollipop form, marinated in a ginger garlic paste and deep-fried. Rooster 65 is cubes of boneless hen fried and tossed with chiles, curry leaves and spices. (The restaurateurs tried to search out out the origin of the title, however had been unsuccessful in getting a definitive reply).
Mirchi bajji, a well-liked avenue meals in South India, is the restaurant’s spiciest dish. Chiles are coated in a lentil batter and fried, then filled with onions, tomatoes and spices and served with mint chutney.
“We do not mellow down any form of spices or something,” Ravi Godavarthi mentioned. “That is the place we stand out. … It is fairly near what we get in Hyderabad with the dishes we’ve got been making right here.”
The meals on the restaurant is fully halal, which suggests the meats have been ready in accordance with Muslim regulation.
Hyderabad Home of Biryani
Handle: 1100 Jefferson Highway, Henrietta.
Hours: Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day; dinner, 5 to 9:30 p.m. each day.
Particulars: hyderabadbiryanihouse.com/rochester_city/ or (585) 413-0263.