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Food in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad is a land which savors multiple cuisines and celebrates its very own singular culinary arts, which has got a rich history.
Cuisine in Hyderabad

Hyderabad Food is primarily colligated with the Deccani cuisine of the country as the Hyderabadi cuisine was originated after the establishment of the Qutb shahi dynasty by Sultan Quli Qutub Shah. Fundamentally, cuisine in Hyderabad is a delicate fusion of Arab cuisine, Mughlai cuisine, Turkish cuisine together with the strong touch of the aboriginal Telugu and Marathwada culinary arts.

Cuisine in Hyderabad

Hyderabadi cuisine typically comprises of a large variety of rice-based dishes, wheat based dishes, and meat dishes made out with the carefully chosen and precise use of assorted aromatic substances of vegetable origin, condiments and herbs. The primal flavours of Hyderabadi cuisine are of tamarind, peanuts, red chillies, coconut and benniseeds which are lavishly used in most of the Hyderabadi dishes.

Hyderabad's mouth watering food items include Hyderabadi Biryani, Hyderabadi Daalcha and Murgh Methi, Hyderabadi Masala Dar Dam Kay Kebab, Hyderabadi Dum Ka Qeema, Double-ka-Meetha, Haleem, Aloo Bajiya, Kheer, Khubani-ka-Meetha, Nahari, Pathar-ka-Ghosht, Seviyon-ka-Meetha, dahi vadas, mirch ka sabu and many other traditional vegetarian and non-vegetarian food items.

Far-famed Hyderabadi Biryani

BiryaniThe world famous and one of the most popular delicacies of Hyderabad is the far-famed  Hyderabadi Biryani. The specialty item of Hyderabadi Biryani is prepared in a singular fashion i.e. unique fusing of Mughlai and native culinary arts leading to a dish which is exceedingly pleasing to the sense of taste. The range of spices which is typically added during the preparation of Hyderabadi Biryani includes bay leaves, green cardamoms, black peppercorns, cinnamon, caraway seeds, cloves, ginger, garlic, red chilli, coriander, mint leaves, black cardamoms and saffron.

The final touch of garnishing given to the Hyderabadi Biryani using mint leaves, ghee fried onions and hard-boiled eggs makes it even more daintier. Furthermore, Hyderabadi Biryani is usually served with yogurt and onions, green chili curry or just with onion and cucumber salad. The heavenly aroma from the biryani will poke your nose even before you see it in front of you, and beautifully garnished mounds of long-grain rice mixed with spicy masala and the tender meat popping out of the rice mound...mouth watering, Isn't it? Hyderabadi Biryanis are just out of the world!

Street Food in Hyderabad

Hyderabad HaleemTalking about street foods, Hyderabad is no different from the other Indian cities. Hyderabad houses numerous street food joints all over the city which offer dishes that are rich in flavors and tasty. Street food joints in Hyderabad come as a boon not just for people who love the busy ambiance but for the travelers who are certain to receive a unique experience with the tasty and affordable food items and a lively atmosphere.

The Eat street on Necklace Road is one such place in Hyderabad where one can witness compact lanes, which can hold huge crowds at all times featuring colorful ambiances that are always full of life. The large variety of dishes that regular luxurious star hotels and big-name restaurants cannot offer, and even king-size meals come unbelievably affordable. Street foods in Hyderabad are certain to treat your taste buds.

Some of the famous dishes available across the street food joints of Hyderabad include pani poori, masala poori and other chaat items, Mysore bajji, Osmania biscuits, bread omelette, chapatti, egg burji, mirch bajji, punugulu or punukulu, Irani chai, dil khush, dil pasand, chota samosa and many more.

Organic Food in Hyderabad

Until few years back, finding an organic food (foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones) retailer or a restaurant that serves organic food was an uphill task in Hyderabad. Nevertheless, with the rise in the number of people who are very wellness conscious and organic food lovers, the city is witnessing a lot of organically produced dry grocery stores and organic food serving hotels across the city.

Some of the popular organic foodstuff retailers in Hyderabad are listed below:

Sahaja Aharam
12-13-445, Street no. 1, Tarnaka, Secunderabad-500 017
Call: 040-6526 8303, 2701 7735, 2701 4302

Prakruthi Natural & Organic Store
Sri Mukh Complex, Shop No. 2, Upper Ground Floor, Himayathnagar Main Road, Himayatnagar.
Call: 8341120702

Good Seeds
Pick up points: Secundarabad, Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills and Gachibowli
Call: 9704496664

Jiva Organics
Call: 9493428642

Sristi Naturals
Shop #1, Jal Vayu Vihar, Kukatpally,Hyderabad - 500072
Call: 9866647534/9866421534

Hyderabad Goes Green
Plot No.74, Road No.5, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
Call: 7416790905

24 Mantra
H.No-8-2-468/A/1/2, 2nd and 3rd floor, Road No-5, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500034.

Fast Food in Hyderabad

Along with the local fast foods, a lot of international fast-food joints have their strong presence in the city of Hyderabad extending food options of Hyderabadis. Some of the popular fast food joints of Hyderabad include Subway, KFC, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Pizza Corner, Dominos Pizza, Cafe Coffee Day, Pista House, Quiznos Sub and many more.

Agreeable to the fact that fast-food joints have become a great place to hangout with friends and family, Hyderabad is no different that the various joints, and cafes are one-stop to have a fun-filled time with the loved ones.

Restaurants in Hyderabad

Being one of the most preferred tourist destinations in South India, Hyderabad is well equipped with assorted restaurants that cater to the demands of localities and travelers. To name a few of the different cuisines served in the popular restaurants of Hyderabad include Indian, Chinese, European, Patisserie, Mexican, Italian and many other cuisines.

Well, Hyderabadi cuisine which is appreciated by the localities and Hyderabadis living all over the world will never cease to amaze the visitors with its rich tradition and taste.