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If the chicken dum biryani from this Ditmas Park spot had its own theme park, the lines would be unbearable and everything would smell like saffron. In other words, we’d be there all the time. Jalsa has been a staple for northern Indian dishes in the neighborhood for years, and if you like fragrant rice and juicy chicken meat that falls off the bone, you’ll quickly understand why.
Chicken Dum Biryani
“Biryani is my weighted blanket, my 15-minute yoga flow, and my chill music mix all in one. So when I got a craving for it last weekend, I figured I’d go out of my way to find the best biryani on the planet (read: within my delivery radius). Thankfully, the chicken dum biryani I ordered from Jalsa in Ditmas Park had exactly the kind of balanced-but-bold flavor I needed. It’s a big portion with a few whole chicken legs inside, and all of the meat falls right off the bone. The rice tasted like saffron which was extremely satisfying and also reminded me of an old roommate whose IG handle was ‘saffrongirl69.’ I hope she’s gotten better about doing the dishes.”
-Nikko Duren, Editorial Assistant