Fill Belly in Mogappair delivers your typical wedding feast
It’s no surprise that Murad Shahuna chose a biryani kiosk when he and partner Sini Unnikrishnan decided to start a food business. This self-confessed “biryani freak” is quite serious about his brand of spice. “We offer only firewood biryani that you would get at weddings,” he says about his month-old venture, Fill Belly. You can either get it delivered (within a five km radius) or pick up your packet from the kiosk in Mogappair West. Their kitchen in Royapuram makes three types of biryani — mutton, chicken and vegetable — and pepper chicken and chicken 65 for sides. There’s also a rich bread halwa for the sweet toothed, with mutton samosas coming up soon.
Shahuna, who rates the Ambur Arcot biryani as his favourite, shares that for bulk orders (requiring a day’s notice) you can choose your ratio of rice to mutton (priced from Rs 1,150 onwards per kilo of rice). So what about seafood, we ask Shahuna, and his reply is “maybe six months down the line.” He also adds that they will be coming up with a website in six months so customers can place orders online. For now, ask for their Christmas combo that has mutton biryani (for four) paired with chicken 65, plum cake and a soft drink, available in a week’s time. The kiosk is open from 12 pm to 10.30 pm, biryani (packets of 450-475 gms) is priced at Rs 140, Rs 110 and Rs 90 (mutton, chicken and vegetable respectively). Details: 7200082333
— Ryan Peppin