Just like the amazing veg street food options, Ranchi has a plethora of non veg options as well that clearly brightens up every non veg enthusiast. The bustling city has a good number of popular restaurants and food carts that cater to this demand. Let's see some of the well known places.
Circular Road, Opposite Nucleus Mall, Lalpur
Their momo both the classic and fusion ones, are well renowned. The classic ones especially are a must try because the soup accompanying them is simply phenomenal. With a perfect tempering of garlic and some spices, it is a hearty thing.
SAGAR FAST FOOD STALL
Nepal House, Doranda
It is one of the numerous carts dotting this locality that serves a wide range of fast food dishes like momo, chow mein, chilli chicken etc. Here you can try the Chicken Lollipop and Pota Kaleji. The former is a double fried snack made of shredded chicken while the latter is a piquant stir fry made of chicken gizzards and liver.
FCR FOOD STOP
Near Spring City Mall, Hinoo
It is an attractive food stop hit with the young crowd. This cheerful stall offers a wide range of innovative dishes, mostly prepared in the Indo Chinese style. If you are fond of both noodles and fried rice then you should try their Chicken Shanghai. This playful dish is a combination of chicken noodles and chicken fried rice hence you can enjoy two things in one morsel.
Opposite Punjab Sweets, Main Road
On visiting this place get elated by a wide range of kebabs and rolls. The place welcomes you with an irresistible aroma of chicken, mutton and eggs. Here you can try their Kathi Roll and Chicken Chechda. The roll is stuffed with a smokey and flavourful chicken kathi kabab while the chechda is a crisp, spicy and garlicky starter that tickles the taste buds.
Hindpiri, Main Road
It is an old Bengali establishment where you can try homestyle mutton curry and rice. Initially it was a lodge with limited kitchen service but now it has turned into a full fledged and well known eatery serving Bengali cuisine. The rich potato based mutton curry effortlessly complements a serving of plain rice.
CHICKEN PARATHA STALL
Firayalal Chowk, Main Road
If you are visiting the Fariyali Chowk then try the chicken paratha combo from a couple of stalls out here. It is a dish that has become a recent favourite. The parathas are soft and flaky while the chicken curry is rich and spicy.
HB Road, Lalpur
This contemporary food stall is an interesting setup where the barbecue station is placed right behind a bike almost like a pillion. Their menu is mostly grilled items. You can try the spicy and distinctively flavourful chicken strip which is prepared with a special spice mix from Chennai.
Old HB Road, Kokar
This basic eatery has a 50 plus years old legacy. Their rich and aromatic mutton curry is famous all through Ranchi. The ambience is very basic but mutton curry is phenomenal. It tastes great with both tandoori roti and rice.
HAJI FAST FOOD
Church Rd, Lower Bazaar ( Near Karbala Chowk)
The star dish of their eclectic non veg menu is the Chicken Biryani. It is a Kolkata style biryani that was mildly fragrant and had big chunks of potatoes in it.
Rayeen Market, Mahatma Gandhi Main Road
It is another bustling old eatery that has been recently revamped into a spacious eatery. They serve a huge range of non veg snacks, breads and curries. You can try their chicken korma with laccha paratha and firni. Its gravy was mildly spicy and aromatic and the chicken pieces are soft and infused with spices.
Near Hotlips, Kanke Rd
Run by rural development professional turned entrepreneur Aruna Tirkey, the restaurant is one of the best and very few places in the capital city that serves authentic tribal cuisine. Ajam Emba is a phrase in Kurukh language which means 'very tasty'. Drop in for a wholesome tribal cuisine experience featuring some revived dishes and ingredients.
Finally it would be a bonus if you can lay your hand on some home cooked Jil Pitha during your stay over here. It is a spicy and flavourful cake made of rice flour and meat that is cooked between sal leaves. The meaty, earthy and smoky flavours accounted for its deliciousness.