Aminia- The Taste You Love

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Chicken Tikka Kebab – Aminia

The bond between the Awadhi/Mughlai cuisine and Kolkata goes a long way back. The famous Mughlai cuisine evolved in Medieval India during the Mughal Empire and is famous for portraying a mix of culinary styles and recipes of North India. The Mughlai cuisine has given some irresistible savours to Kolkata but at the same time, the Awadhi cuisine, which has drawn a considerable amount of influence from Mughlai style cooking, gave way to some enticing flavours of grilled kebabs and of course, aromatic Biryanis to the City of Joy. And, talking about the great historical Awadhi cuisine of Lucknow in Kolkata, the restaurant that automatically pops up to our mind is none other than Aminia.

Aminia Special Assorted Kebab

Completing its 90 years of progression, Aminia has a total of 8 outlets all over Kolkata, out of which the oldest and the largest outlet launched by late Abdul Qayum and Mohammed Amin, sons of Abdul Rahim, is located in the Futnani Chamber near the Kolkata Municipal Corporation in Sir Stuart Hogg Market or New Market, which opened its doorway to the foodies of Kolkata on 15th of August, 1947. With its tagline “the taste you love”, especially meant for its famous and delicious Kolkata Biryani, and its recipes stand as written evidence that Aminia values and respects the old golden tradition.

Mutton Awadhi Biryani

Kolkata Biryani, which is a type in itself, had absorbed its art of cooking from the Awadhi style. History confirms that the potato special Biryani dates back to the kingship of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, who when exiled by the British, was unable to find meat, so he started adding potatoes to this dish, which went on to become the speciality of the Kolkata Biryani. Just like it’s interesting history of origin, Aminia also makes sure that the delicacy could serve as an interesting treat to our taste bud with an eclectic burst of flavours, giving us a ride to the flashback.

Aminia’s food has changed considerably over the years to cater to the Bengali palate. Bengalis are very sweet loving people and have a tendency to add some sugar to their food and keeping this in mind, the spiciness and oiliness in the food had been brought down and they have been made sweeter by adding more onions in Mutton Rezala and Mutton/Chicken Chaap. The gravy consistency was made lighter to make it appear like ‘jhol’ as especially done with their famous ‘Aminia Special’.

Being the oldest Mughlai restaurant in Eastern India, Aminia has witnessed extension and enhancement. Being a renowned brand for Biryani since years, they make sure that as soon as this delicious blend of fine rice with meticulously measured flavours, spices, aromas and most importantly, the succulent pieces of meat appears on the table, it evokes a myriad sensation and that is what the foodies of Kolkata has always loved about this place. Some of the signature dishes from the New Market outlet which are worth trying are Mutton Pasinda Kebab, Aminia Special Curry, Chicken Chaap, Aminia Special Bread and Butter Pudding and last but not the least, their ultimate mood booster, Firni.

Besides this, Aminia has its butchery, so that their customers can be assured in consuming only fresh and hand-picked meat.

Aminia Special Mutton Curry

Completing 90 years of prosperity, growth and satisfying our cravings for delicious food, Aminia which has started its expedition way back is still glowing with success and unaltered taste. It aims at giving back the most appropriate flavours, and fragrance to the community which has consistently showered them and their establishment with love and support for generations and also to all of them, who have always considered Aminia as a trustworthy casual fine dining restaurant.


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