Hearty briyani cooked in bamboo

WHEN it involves consuming out, ever so usually I find yourself going to eating places or stalls that my buddies frequent so these have change into my most well-liked eating locations.

However sticking to routine may be boring so for lunch someday, I made the trouble to seek out an eatery I’ve not been to. After some analysis, I discovered one thing that tickled my fancy — a bamboo briyani spot in Puchong.

That is my go-to place for briyani when longing for the dish.

Kannaa’s Bamboo Masalla Briyani claims to serve genuine Indian briyani in bamboo.

As a substitute of the standard rooster or mutton briyani, I ordered prawn briyani for lunch.

The primary style was overwhelmingly spicy. After subsequent spoonfuls and visits, preliminary fears concerning the warmth stage was quickly dispelled. I even bought a touch of sweetness within the briyani.

One among my buddies, who tried the fish briyani, informed me that it was hardly spicy because the spices and herbs have been nicely balanced within the dish. The proprietor Datuk Shanmuganathan Venugopal, 44, mentioned it took him three months to provide you with the “good” recipe for the bamboo briyani.

A waiter  tapping the bamboo to shake the  briyani onto the banana leaf. — Photos: LOW BOON TAT/The StarA waiter tapping the bamboo to shake the briyani onto the banana leaf. — Photographs: LOW BOON TAT/The Star

“Once I first began the restaurant in 2016 in Ipoh, we bought the standard gadgets equivalent to combined rice and conventional Indian meals.

“The inspiration to incorporate briyani dishes at my restaurant got here once I labored in Singapore.

“I attempted a scrumptious bamboo briyani there and determined to provide you with my very own recipe for my restaurant,” he mentioned.

Shanmuganathan mentioned he used freshly made masala from India which was combined with further substances.

“The preparation for the briyani rice is identical however the rooster, mutton, prawn, fish and vegetarian rooster are cooked individually utilizing several types of masala.

“The cooking course of begins with combining 90% cooked rice and partially-cooked meat into the bamboo, which is then steamed for 30 minutes to get the right briyani dish,” he mentioned.

When requested concerning the sweetness within the briyani, he mentioned that this was as a result of combination of substances in his recipe.

He mentioned he made some adjustments after making an allowance for a buyer’s suggestions, including that the eatery’s bestseller was the rooster briyani.

Mutton, squid and vegetarian briyani are additionally accessible right here.

The vegetarian briyani and rooster briyani are priced at RM11 and RM13 respectively, whereas the fish, prawn and mutton briyani price RM16 every.

The spotlight of the briyani is the best way it’s served. The waiter brings the steaming scorching bamboo to the desk, then faucets on the bamboo utilizing a chunk of wooden. By doing this, the substances within the bamboo falls onto the banana leaf.

There’s a musical factor when the waiter faucets on the bamboo, and I discovered the expertise fascinating.

I used to be amazed by the quantity of rice that the bamboo may maintain along with the beneficiant portion of meat or seafood with a serving of cucumber, papadum and acar on the aspect.

For many who don’t fancy briyani, there are additionally different dishes accessible for his or her eating pleasure.

The eatery is situated in a mini enterprise park and has an enormous “Bamboo Masalla Briyani” signal so you’re unlikely to overlook it.

The restaurant opens every single day from 10.30am to 9.30pm.

Kannaa’s Bamboo Masalla Briyani is situated at 27G, Jalan Ks 3a, Taman Kinrara Part three in Puchong.

For particulars, name 012-222 4445 (Shan).

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