Planning to visit Hyderabad with your friends or family or for an event? If you’re a foodie and would prefer not to pass up any of the treats Hyderabad needs to give, well, you are at the right spot. Here are a few lists of authentic dishes and food of Hyderabad you shouldn’t miss, right from biryani to kebabs to sweets, the Hyderabadi cuisine has it all. 

Hyderabadi Biryani

You can’t talk about biryanis without mentioning the Hyderabadi Biryani. The cooking method of the Hyderabadi biryani makes it unique and delicious food of all. The right blend of masalas make it so special and spicy and layering of basmati rice and either chicken or mutton adds the taste and covering the lid with dough helps in boiling evenly and it is a blend of Mughlai and Telugu cuisine, Served usually with raita, or gravy by the side, like a salad that tastes great with the meal. Pickled onions and cut cucumbers as well are served along with the biryani meal.

Best Places to try

  • Bawarchi Restaurant, RTC X Roads
  • Paradise Biryani, Secunderabad
  • Shah Ghouse Cafe & Restaurant, Toli Chowki

Paaya Soup

Paaya soup is a traditional Asian subcontinent delicacy basically made from leg bones including hoofs of lamb or goat. The broth is usually prepared with herbs and vegetables. It is rich in nutrients and minerals including gelatine. It Improves immunity against cold and other illnesses. Relieves arthritis and joint pains. This can be served along with rice or naan .

Hyderabadi soup

Best Places to try

  • Hotel Shadab, Charminar
  • Shah Ghouse Café and Restaurant, Tolichowki
  • Cafe Bahar, Basheer Bagh

Mirchi Ka Salan

Mirchi Ka Salan is a scrumptious, complex food initially from Hyderabad, however, savored everywhere throughout the nation. Large green chilies are cooked in tamarind, peanuts, and flavors which as opposed to uplifting the zest, works well to create a beautiful blend of tastes. usually served with Hyderabadi biryani

Salan Hyderabadi

Best Places To Try It:

  • Hotel Rumaan Restaurant, Toli Chowki
  • Shadab, Ghansi Bazaar
  • Hotel Nayaab, Ghansi Bazaar

Irani Chai and Osmania Biscuits

In any part of Hyderabad, you will find people sipping cups of hot creamy Irani Chai. Be it morning or afternoon or evening or night, Hyderabadis can be seen gathering around any Chai stall having their never-ending discussion over cups and cups of Irani Chai and it is mostly served either with Irani Samosa or Osmania Biscuits. Though this is not a food that is being eaten but still stays top of the list.

Hyderabadi chai food

Best Places To Try It:

  • Nimrah cafe, Charminar
  • ‌Cafe Niloufer,Lakdikapul.
  • ‌Cafe Bahar, Basheer Bagh.

Kubani ka Meeta

Hyderabadis usually die heart lovers of sweet dishes.  The city offers a rich variety of desserts that you cannot get from anywhere else, This sweet dish is very popular in Telangana that is prepared from dried apricots, the rich quantity of desi ghee, almonds, and Gulab Jal. Once you taste, you cannot forget the amazing aroma and the taste of Khubani.


 Best Places To Try It:

  • Utsav Restaurant, Secunderabad 
  • Parivar Dhaba, Nizamabad
  • Paradise, Secunderabad

Try and let us know if the above dishes satisfy you. Also, Comment your favorite food about what you want to know more 🙂

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