Hyderabad, January 31: After a gap of nearly five months, vegetarian biryani returned to the menu of Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA here on Thursday. In September last year, IKEA's had stopped selling vegetarian biryani at its store here found a foreign object in a dish.
"Today is the first day we have started reselling vegetarian biryani," said John Achillea, Hyderabad Store Manager, IKEA India. IKEA Goes Safe in India, Will Not Offer Beef in Hyderabad Outlet, to Stick to Samosa, Biryani And Veg-Hotdogs.
He told reporters that they were making this dish in house and it is available for Rs 99 like in the past.
IKEA's first India, which is completing six months in February, was earlier sourcing prepared veg biryani from Haldiram of Nagpur.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) had fined the IKEA store Rs 11,500 after a customer lodged a complaint that he found a caterpillar in veg biryani served to him at the IKEA restarurant.
The furnishing giant subsequently removed the veg biryani from its menu and stated that it takes food safety and quality very seriously. IKEA opened its first India store here on August 9. It has a 1,000-seater restaurant.