You go to Pollachi and ask where you get the best Biryani, the immediate reply would be Taj! I know what will strike your mind. It struck me too. The image of a tall posh star hotel with grandeur interior, spotless tables and waiters… and you would wonder “Taj? In Pollachi?” However, live a totally different reality at Taj Biryani Hotel that sits right on the main road that takes you to Aliyar.
Hyder Ali started serving tasty Non-vegetarian delicacies here 18 years ago. He established his business in a small shack and runs it in the same set up until today. “The set-up is auspicious,” he says. His wife cooks everything and sends it from Angalakuruchi in four to five batches. “Biryani cannot be called biryani if it is served after two and half hours once prepared.” So at Hyder Ali’s Taj, they never prepare food in bulk. They follow a strictly “No Ajino-moto” rule to keep health conscious. It is the Biryani destination for most Kollywood celebrities who come for a shoot to that area!
Taj Biryani Hotel is open from 12:00 noon to 09:30 pm every day! The meat served is Halal.
About the Series – Local Treats of Pollachi:
One of the best ways to get a taste of the culture and tradition that Pollachi is to literally taste the delicious local cuisines offered by the local treats through the roadsides and streets of the town and its neighbouring villages. In this series of articles you will not only discover how to eat like a local while you’re traveling in Pollachi but also get to witness stories, that are as flavoursome and colourful as the food itself.