SINCE 1929

The first outlet was started in 1929 in Kolkata, selling the famous Awadhi cuisine of Lucknow. The family grew and the second generation of the family choose to expand the family business looking at the growing demand for Awadhi/Mughlai food in the city.
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The first outlet was started in 1929 in Kolkata, selling the famous Awadhi cuisine of Lucknow. The largest and most well-known outlet is located in the Futnani Chamber near the Kolkata Municipal Corporation in Sir Stuart Hogg Market or New Market.

We at Aminia believe in a culture of Art, be it in the form of promoting renowned as well as emerging artists and providing a platform to showcase their work and realise their creative potential. All of our recent outlets have an array of art from renowned and emerging artists from different walks of life.

"Reach maximum people in most convenient way to make people taste our cuisine at affordable price. "

With a tagline “the taste you love”, especially meant for its famous and delicious Kolkata Biryani, their recipes stand as written evidence that Aminia values and respects the old golden tradition. 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 its 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.

The bond between the Awadhi/Mughlai cuisine and Kolkata goes a long way back. The famous Mughlai cuisine had 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. Talking about the great Awadhi cuisine in Kolkata, the restaurant that automatically pops up in our mind is none other than Aminia.

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. With this, Aminia has its butchery, so that their customers can indulge in only fresh and hand-picked meat.

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’.

Aminia which started its expedition way back is still glowing with success and unaltered taste. It aims at contributing back to the community which has consistently showered them and their establishment for generations with their love and support and also to all of them, who has always considered Aminia as a trustworthy fine dining restaurant, which has managed to make us go completely head over heels with the most appropriate flavour and fragrance.

The fine-dining restaurant is today being run by its third and fourth generations and has expanded their chain by setting up outlets in Golpark, Jessore Road, Shyambazar, Rajarhat, Behala, Barrackpore and Serampore. Keeping its ambience simple yet theme-based, Aminia makes sure that each outlet looks different from the other. They have also managed to spread their goodness overseas in Dhaka, Bangladesh and are very soon launching in Dubai.

Aminia has been a forerunner in CSR measures by being an active supporter of the Tiljala SHED and not only this, the artworks visible in their Rajarhat and Behala outlet are done by the children from NGOs. they have contributed to the society by helping underprivileged from the time of their inception. Aminia has also been the winner of many food-related awards and recognition from the earliest times due to their mouth-watering delicacies.