When in Kolkata, it's must to try out various food options around the city and whatever we tried in 4 days, Zeeshan was the best place and this post shares more about the place and why we loved it so much.
One of our friends took us to Zeeshan, which is located near Park Circus area. It's a two storey restaurant in a busy market, which serves brilliant biryanis and various non-veg delicacies.
We ordered 3 Mutton Biryanis. Each portion is enough for one person. It's a place full of Biryani with one piece of mutton, egg and potato each. This is first time, I saw full egg and Potato in mutton biryani. I really loved the biryanis. out of 3 plates, I had 1.5 and other 1.5 was shared by Vibha & Roy.
Unlike North India, you don't get raita with Biryani. Apart from Biryani, we ordered a mutton kosha and few kebabs. We had enough time to enjoy the food and that's very important when you visit a place like Zeeshan to enjoy food.
The photograph above is showing pot of phirni stocked in refrigerator.
When we were full, Roy suggested us to try Phirni at Zeeshan and this was first time I realized that how phirni looks like.
Our phirni pot looked like this within few minutes :) . It's served in earthen pot and the cover on the top is also an earthen pot.
The top floor of Zeeshan has completely different decor than what you see on ground floor. It's air conditioned part of the restaurant and it seems that service tax is added only if you have meal on the upper part. If you have to get a parcel, people take it from the counter on ground floor.
We were visiting Zeeshan at odd hours, that's why you see this space empty but within few minutes, it was again full.
Above photograph shows the ground floor of Zeeshan and the counter on top right. We also got stuff packed, which was picked from this counter.
All the preparations happening in the kitchen look awesome. It felt like I should come here again before we come back to Delhi, but we couldn't manage that.
After our meal, we walked around the place and found this little pan shop.
The busy road in front of Zeeshan....
Zeeshan menu is quite reasonable.
We highly recommend to visit Zeeshan if you are visiting Kolkata and love mutton Biryani. Zeeshan is the place for people who love no-veg food.