Sunday, February 21, 2010

Blog Biriyani Bhai Bhai

I am not a famous blogger by any stretch of the imagination, though I always imagine myself as one in the future. I have been maintaining this blog for close to 5 years now and with the exception of a rare post here and there my audience has been strictly restricted to my family and a close set of friends who receive an email as soon as a new post is up!

That is why this incident from last week came as a most pleasant surprise.

A month or so back I had written about Mughlai Treat, this briliant Biriyani place in Gurgaon. If you still haven't tried their Biriyani then you are just wasting precious time!

Anyway, last week I got a call from my Biriyani loving friend Anal Ghosh, who had gone to Mughlai Treat for his dose of weekly Biriyani. He was most surprised to find these (pictures below) at the counter.


Looks like the owner of the shop stumbled upon my blog post, liked it and took a printout and posted it (in very large size print!) over the main counter. I was left flattered and humbled. This was a post written with no commercial purpose in mind, but out of sheer admiration for the good quality of food and service. And through the ways of the internet it reached the concerned person and he found it relevant enough to place it back where it started from!

Here's a closer look at the print out

As you can see, they have a website and email address as well, so please visit and you can write to them at and I am still not being paid to write this!

The magic of the internet and it's way of bringing people closer continues to amaze me.

P.S: I have been told Anal leveraged his 'connections' with the writer to get one extra boiled potato with the Biriyani:)


rajatmaths said...

That's really every time we go we can ask for an extra potato perhaps:)

Anonymous said...

Many are the advantages of blogging :)
boiled potato surely tops the list. Great work buddy!!

Ree said...

lol, ur friend is smart :P

Unknown said...

surely you deserve one free Biryani and chicken chaap from them... go claim your reward :)

Abhishek said...

The tales of your blog keep getting more and more interesting :D. This one is brilliant as well. And the fact that Anal got an extra boiled potato makes it extremely special ;)

My suggestion: Please start writing about Peter Cat, Shiraz, Arsalan and allthe other Kolkata restaurants. I plan to take the printout of your blogs and get extra potatoes or even extra chicken legs if possible.

Sri said...

This is the 'real world' recognition indeed :) Love it!

Suhel Banerjee said...

@rajatsubhra - Yes, in fact you can try your luck and ask for extra meat as well:)

@rajsmusings - Thanks:)

@the wandering minstrel - No doubt about that, in these days of spiraling prices who can get away with a free potato?

Garga - I am waiting for a call from them to let me know about my 'prize':)

@Abhishek - You're being too kind! And yes, Anal's aloo story seems to have got everyone's attention! It will be quite something if you can manage a free chelo kebab at Peter Cat, isn't it?:)

@Sri - Thanks:) Love it too!

Unknown said...

Is this awesome or what!!! Biryani ki jai!

pallavi said...

whr exactly is this place in Gurgaon?
the way you wrote about it makes it a must try !

Suhel Banerjee said...

@toothlesswink - jai ho indeed!

@Pallavi - This is in sector 56, in that Sushant Tower. You can click on the location link in the blog, shows the place on Google Maps. And thanks for the kind words:)