Nothing can beat the wide array of flavors Hyderabad offers to its food lovers. Owing to two rich traditions, the cuisine in Hyderabad is a beautiful combination of Spicy Andhra style on one side and Nizam’s Deccani cuisine on the other side. With a history of more than 400 years, savoring Hyderabadi cuisine is nothing less than a delightful experience which you will remember all your life.
Once in the city, it is impossible to not fall in love with one and only Hyderabadi Biryani. Contrary to popular beliefs it is as popular amongst vegetarians as amongst the lovers of non-vegetarian. Check the amount vegetables biryanis that go in for cooking and you will know.
However, Hyderabadi cuisine is not all about Biryani. It is equally about the heavenly Haleem, a paste like dish made with meat (chicken, mutton and beef) and rich addition of dry fruits and ghee which is mostly served during the holy months of Ramadan; Chicken korma, Sheer korma and yes yummy kebabs. For an authentic taste visit restaurants in Old City which boasts of serving their customers since many decades now.
Your culinary tour of Hyderabad is incomplete without tasting the deliciously spicy Andhra style of food. It’s a gastronomical treat to try a range of dishes made in Andhra style which include generous use of mustard, chillies, garlic and a wide variety of chutneys and pickles. And for those with sweet tooth you have Double-ka-meetha, Gajar-ka-halwa, Kubani ka meetha, Badam-ki-Jhab (marzipan), Dil-e-Firdaus, etc.