Madam Leela’s Kitchen, an Indian restaurant in Shah Alam

When it comes to Indian food, biryani is certainly the most popular dish many can think of. This famous mixed rice dish is well-known not just among Indians, but to every other person who’s into tasting a flavourful and satisfying meal.

In Malaysia, big cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya and Klang have always been go-to options for the best biryanis in town. But there’s also a hidden gem in the heart of a well-developed township in south Shah Alam that is known for its biryanis and other authentic Indian cuisines.

The house of biryani in Shah Alam

Restaurant interior
Image credit: Madam Leela’s Kitchen & Catering

To a certain extent, it is not an overstatement to call Madam Leela’s Kitchen & Catering the house of biryani in Shah Alam. This restaurant, which has a modern vibe, looks far from a traditional Indian restaurant. But try one of the many varieties of biryanis on its menu and we guarantee you’ll be back for more.

Chicken dum biryani
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A quick check on Madam Leela’s Facebook page will give you an overview of all of their 12 varieties of biryanis which include a Biryani Goreng or a stir-fried biryani, a rare must-try dish here, as well as prawn sambal biryani, mutton peratal biryani, and fried fish biryani.

All of their biryanis come with a small bucket of baked rice, accompanied by 3 condiments, Raita or yogurt sauce, mint chutney and gravy. You can also request other gravies such as curries if you need them. The dish also comes with a hard-boiled egg unless you’ve ordered the vegetarian dum biryani or biryani goreng.

Biryani on banana leaf
Image credit: Su Ann

Authentic Malaysian Indian meals for spice lovers & more

Indian foods
Image credit: Madam Leela’s Kitchen & Catering

While Madam Leela’s Kitchen is famous for its biryanis, they also offer an array of authentic and Malaysian-style Indian dishes such as Kothu Parotta or Roti Canai Goreng for RM7, Nasi Lemak Ayam for RM10 and Chicken 65 for about RM7.

The biryanis are quite reasonably priced for a restaurant operating in a well-developed township in Shah Alam. Prices start as low as RM8 and go up to RM18 per person. Other dishes like fried fish and chicken varuval also fall within the medium price range (RM6 to RM10). If you’re feeling extra peckish, you can add on dishes such as prawn sambal and mutton peratal for RM10 and RM12 respectively.

Buffet meals
Image credit: @madamleelas

Madam Leela’s Kitchen is also on Grabfood, Foodpanda, and Lalamove, for those living in Klang Valley who can’t make it down to tapau their dishes. They also offer catering services for those looking to serve up Indian meals for family occasions or other social events. More details on this can be found on their website or you can hit them up directly by giving them a call at 03-3310 0666.

Chicken biryanis
Image credit: @madamleelas

Madam Leela’s Kitchen serves tasty biryanis and other Indian food

With the current travel restrictions, it may not be feasible for you to make a trip down to this hidden gem in Shah Alam. But since the restaurant’s food is available on major food delivery platforms, you can order some of the dishes to try the next time you’re craving some biryani or Indian cuisine.

When things slowly return to normal, you’ll want to take time out to visit this restaurant with your friends or family and feast on some hot-off-the-stove lip-smacking biryanis here.

Address: 5, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla Ab 31/Ab, Kota Kemuning, 40460 Shah Alam, Selangor
Opening hours: 8.30AM-9PM, Tue-Sun (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 03-3310 0666

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Cover image adapted from: Madam Leela’s Kitchen & Catering and @madamleelas

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