Hyderabad is well-known for its fiery food. The 'biryanis', curries, starters, desserts and snacks here, are one of a kind. Read on to know more about the cuisine of Hyderabad.

Cuisine Of Hyderabad

Hyderabad is well-known for its divinely delicious cuisine. The cuisine of Hyderabad reflects sheer royalty as these were once served to the 'Nizams' of Hyderabad. The culinary dishes in Hyderabad have a 400 year history and as centuries have passed, the cuisine of Hyderabad only got more delicious. The dishes here have been inspired from Turkish, Arabic, 'Mughlai' and 'Tandoori' styles of cooking. These dishes, with a blend of 'Telugu' spices and 'Marathwada' techniques have led to the cuisine of Hyderabad that we have today. The most excellent Hyderabad cuisines are found in Hyderabad itself, the Marathwada region and 'Telangana' region. The various dishes here are made for special occasions like weddings, festivals, banquets and for tourists. The key ingredients in most of the dishes in Hyderabad are peanuts, coconut, sesame seeds, tamarind and these are usually cooked in earthen pots, copper or brass utensils. Some of the most popular delicacies found here includes the 'Hyderabadi Biryani', 'Kheer', 'Paaya Nahari', 'Pattar Ka Gosht', 'Khubani-ka-Meetha', 'Baghare Baingan', 'Haleem' and much more.

Local Food of Hyderabad

One of the most famous dishes in Hyderabad is the 'biryani'. This dish originated from Hyderabad and has been accepted as one of the most loved dish all over India. The first biryani of Hyderabad was a non-vegetarian dish consisting of rice, meat, spices and herbs. According to history, the 'Nizams' served 26 different varieties of biryani to their guests. One can discover and relish the true taste of biryani from Hyderabad only. The different well-known biryanis in Hyderabad such as 'Hyderabadi biryani', 'Hyderabadi Zafrani Biryani' and 'Kachche-gosht ki biryani' are a favourite among the people in this city.

Curries And Starters
There are many notable curries and starters in Hyderabadi cuisine. The dishes are prepared with a lot of spice, herbs and nuts and are always cooked in rich ghee that will tickle your taste buds!
  • The various well-known soups in Hyderabad like the ‘Hyderabadi Marag’, which is a thin mutton soup and the ‘Paaya’, which is a bone soup, is a must-have for all those who visit this city.  
  • The mouth-watering chicken curries available in all restaurants in Hyderabad include the ‘Murghi Ka Khorma’, ‘Bina Masale Ka Murgh’, ‘Murgh Nawabi’ and so much more.
  • Don’t forget to try the lamb curries like the ‘Chugur Gosht’, ‘Kulfa Gosht’, ‘Turai Gosht’ and ‘Pathar Ka Gosht’, as the tastes of these exquisite dishes will be remembered forever.
  • For vegetarians, the taste of special curries like ‘Katti Dal’, ‘Tamaton Ka Kut’, ‘Kaddu Ka Dalcha’ and ‘Sem Ki Phalli Ka Salan’ will surely get you asking for more.
The 'Faluda' is one of the most renowned desserts of Hyderabad. This popular dessert never fails to entice anyone. If you have a sweet tooth, then do have the 'Gajar Ka Halwa', which is a delicious carrot pudding. 'Qubani Ka Meetha' is another special dessert that is actually apricot pudding garnished with almonds. The 'Badam Ki Jhab' is also known as 'marzipan' and is a famous dish enjoyed by the people in Hyderabad. A unique dessert served during grand celebrations, is the 'Sheer Korma', which is type of vermicelli pudding.

The 'Chota Samosa' is indeed a special crispy delicacy of Hyderabad. The 'Osmania' biscuit is a biscuit named after Hyderabad's last ruler. Many other varieties of biscuits are available here, so you can buy and take home your favourite biscuits. The 'Dil Khush', 'Dil Pasand' and 'Lukhmi' are other famous snack items of Hyderabad.

A heavenly place for all food lovers, Hyderabad is known for its rich and scrumptious cuisine. Hyderabadi cuisine comprises of royal dishes that were once served to the royal 'Nizams' of Hyderabad. The cuisines here are a blend of Mughlai, Tandoori, Turkish and Arabic styles of cooking as well as South Indian culinary techniques, which makes the dishes so enjoyable. If you are visiting Hyderabad anytime soon, hurry to the nearest best restaurant and enjoy the many delicacies of Hyderabad.