The first thing I noticed was that I got a lot of biryani. It was like a mountain of rice! Though it was more than I could eat in one sitting, the presentation was nice. Nice color with fresh caramelized onions and cilantro as a garnish, good aroma of spices, warm steam coming off the top to tell me it was fresh, gave me a good first impression. As I took my first bites, the rice was fresh and hot and full of flavor...a good start. It was still a little on the moist side but understandably so since it was fresh from the pot. The rice could have been a little fluffier and less moist. It's a tough call but I am going to give it a 3 out of 5.
I was very happy with the amount of chicken that was hiding under all that rice. I had to count at least 4 to 5 pieces of chicken. Couple of drumsticks, couple of thighs and a white meat portion as well. This was definitely something that could have been shared. The chicken was moist and juicy. Since it had just been prepared, the flavors were all very rich and aromatic. As well it as a little on the spicy side, which I prefer. The masala the chicken was cooked with complimented the biryani rice nicely. Due to the healthy amount of chicken I pretty much was able to eat a bite of chicken with every spoon of rice which made the overall experience much more enjoyable.