10 Best Places For Mughlai Paratha In Kolkata
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Mughlai Paratha is a popular dish that has gained a significant fan following in Kolkata over the years, from the old cabin-style eateries to modern restaurants. This dish remains a favorite among the people of Kolkata, and here are some of the top places to try it when visiting it.


We were very impressed with the restaurant's lovely ambiance during our visit. Kareem's is a highly recommended restaurant for Mughlai Paratha and kebab lovers in Kolkata; their Malai Kebab is exceptional. We had the pleasure of trying Gosht Biriyani, and Raan Biriyani, which were also fantastic. We enjoyed various dishes such as Chicken Potli Kebab, Special Mutton Dum Biriyani, Butter Naan, and Mutton Karachi, which were all incredibly delicious. The staff were polite and friendly. I look forward to visiting this restaurant again in the future. 

Cuisines: Mughlai 

Types Offered: Matka Murgh, Karachi Mutton, Handi Gosht Biryani, Murgh Lahori, Chicken Kebab Platter, Cucumber Cooler 

Location: 55 B, Mirza Ghalib Street, Park Street Area, Kolkata 

Timing: 12 Noon to 12 Am, Monday to Sunday 

Cost For Two: Rs 1,200

Mitra Cafe 

Mitra Cafe, is one of the few restaurants that serves authentic Mughlai food in Kolkata. Since its inception, the cafe has been a popular spot in the evenings, located close to the Star Theatre. Veteran Bengali actors like Late Soumitra Chatterjee and Late Uttam Kumar were known to stop by for a quick bite after a theatre show. Even today, Mitra Cafe remains a popular spot packed with people from North Kolkata and commuters from all over the city eager to try its dishes, including Brain Chop, Mughlai Paratha, Choco Pudding, Mutton Kabiraji, Mughlai Chicken, Fish Diamond Fry, and Chicken Afghani. 

Cuisines: Mughlai and snacks

Types Offered: Mughlai Paratha, Afghani Cutlet, Mughlai Chicken 

Location: 47, Jatindra Avenue, Shobha Bazar, Kolkata-700006 

Timing: 5 Pm to 10 Pm, Monday to Sunday

Cost For Two: Rs 500


This restaurant is spacious and well adorned with decorative lamps and beautiful chairs that make for a very comfortable seating area. We sampled multiple dishes and found them all to be impressive, particularly the Mughlai Paratha, Mutton Biryani, Arsalan Special Chicken Cheese Kebab, Phirni, Mutton Rogan Josh, and Mutton Chaap. These dishes are a must-try if you are looking to indulge in a grand feast with your friends and family.  

Cuisines: Mughlai 

Types Offered: Mutton Seekh, Chicken Lahori, Mutton Pasinda, Haleem, Mughlai Food, Mutton Rezala 

Location: 191, Park Street, Near 7 Point Crossing, Park Circus Area, Kolkata 

Timing: 10:30 Am to 4 Am, Monday to Sunday 

Cost For Two: Rs 850 

Royal Indian Hotel

Located on Rabindra Sarani near Nakhoda Masjid in the Burrabazar area, this restaurant has been around for over a century. Despite its location in a crowded and congested area, the restaurant offers seating on the first floor in two separate areas, one with air conditioning and the other without. The restaurant's decor is simple, and while the food quality may not be exceptional, it is still decent. The biryani is more authentic and less like the typical "Kolkata Style" as it does not contain potatoes. We tried the Mughlai Paratha and the Chicken Reshmi Malai Kebab, which were very flavorful with tender chicken. 

Cuisines: Mughlai 

Types Offered: Pasinda Kebab, Kesari Firni, Mutton Chaap, Ghee Bhat, Nargisi Kofta, Sahi Tukra 

Location: 147, Rabindra Sarani, Bara Bazar, Kolkata 

Timing: 10 Am to 11:30 Pm, Monday to Sunday 

Cost For Two: Rs 800 

Zam Zam

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Zam Zam has a pleasant ambience, and the staff are courteous. The restaurant has clean tables and Mughal décor throughout. We ordered their Mughlai Paratha, which was delicious, and their Special Chicken Biryani, which was served with two chicken pieces, an egg, soft drinks, and firni. We also tried some other dishes such as Tangri Kebab, Special Mutton Biryani, Beef Bhuna, Shahi Tukra, and Burhani (ghol). Overall, the restaurant is a great budget-friendly option for biryani lovers and has excellent staff behavior. The food is prepared with care and attention to detail, making it a great dining experience. 

Cuisines: Mughlai 

Types Offered: Beef Malai, Beef Bhuna, Hariyali Chicken, Sahi Tukra, Mutton Rezala, Special Mutton Biryani 

Location: 28/A, Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Park Circus Area, Kolkata 

Timing: 12 Am to 12 Midnight, Monday to Sunday 

Cost For Two: Rs 500

Shiraz Golden Restaurant

The restaurant's grand and bright appearance is easily noticeable by passersby. The spacious interiors create a welcoming atmosphere, perfect for family gatherings or fine dining. The restaurant's Indian touch is reflected in its décor and cuisine, which includes dishes such as Brain Masala, Chicken Chaap, Mutton Pasanda, Mutton Chaap, Mutton Tikka, and Tandoori Paratha.  

Cuisines: Mughlai 

Types Offered: Mughlai Paratha, Brain Masala, Chicken Chaap, Mutton Pasinda, Mutton Chaap, Mutton Tikia, Tandoori Prawns 

Location:135, Ground and Mezzanine Floor, Ward 61, Park Street Area, Kolkata 

Timing: 12 Am to 11:30 Pm, Monday to Sunday 

Cost For Two: Rs 700

Spice Kraft

I visited this well-known restaurant in Kolkata and had a great experience. The modern ambience was pleasing, and the staff was courteous. After reviewing the menu, I ordered Mutton Biryani and Mixed Raita, Mughlai Paratha, and Seekh Kebabs. The biryani had long, slender rice and was flavored with pleasant spices. The portion size was appropriate, and the mutton pieces were soft and juicy.  

Cuisines: Mughlai 

Types Offered: Mutton Gustaba, Blueberry Coulis, Wine Cellar, Classic Cosmopolitan, Shepherd’s Pie, Amritsari Macchi 

Location: 54/1/2A, Hazra Road, Near Hazra Law College, Ballygunge, Kolkata 

Timing: 12 Noon to 12 Am, Monday to Sunday 

Cost For Two: Rs 1,300 


This is a well-known Mughlai eatery in Kolkata, and I decided to visit it and order Chicken Chaap, Mughlai Paratha, and Chicken Biryani. It's hard to put into words the amazing flavor of their Chicken Chaap. The blend of spices creates a beautiful color and strong aroma, making it one of the best in Kolkata. The Biryani was full of flavor, and the chicken pieces were tender and fresh. The Mughlai Paratha was so crisp, full of layers, and delicious as usual.  

Cuisines: Mughlai 

Types Offered: Rice Pudding, Mutton Galouti Kabab, Bhuna Chicken, Chicken Rezala, Mughlai Food, Firni 

Location: 6A, S.N. Banerjee Road, New Market Area, Kolkata 

Timing: 11:15 Am to 11:30 Pm, Monday to Sunday 

Cost For Two: Rs 850 


We made a spontaneous decision to visit Kaafila last weekend, and it was a good decision. The restaurant has a charming, rustic atmosphere, and it was overcrowded, but we still got our order on time. We enjoyed their Mughlai Paratha, Kebab Platter, and a refreshing drink that enhanced the flavor of the kebab. Some of the other dishes on the menu included Boulawnee, Khandani Naan, Maska Naan, Rogani Gosht, Tehari Murgh, and Gosht Sikandari. 

Cuisines: Mughlai 

Types Offered: Rogani Gosht, Tehari Murgh, Gosht Sikandari 

Location: 3rd Floor, City Centre 1, Block B, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata 

Timing: 12:30 Pm to 9:30 Pm, Monday to Sunday 

Cost For Two: Rs 2,000


This restaurant is known for the quality of its food. We ordered their Mughlai Paratha, Chicken Biriyani, Chicken Chaap, Rumali Roti, and Phirni. The portion sizes of Biriyani and Chaap were good, and the taste was delicious. The cost was reasonable, and the restaurant also offers Keema Mutter, Haleem, Mughlai Food, Phirni, Rumali Roti, and Chaap. 

Cuisines: Mughlai 

Types Offered: Keema Mutter, Haleem, Mughlai Food, Phirni, Rumali Roti, Chaap 

Location: Ground Floor, B/6A/H/4, Ward 61, Muzaffar Ahmed Street, Wellesley, Kolkata 

Timing: 10 Am to 1 Am, Monday to Sunday 

Cost For Two: Rs 1,000