12 Famous Food Of Hyderabad


Hyderabadi cuisine is food for Royalty. Kebabs to Biryanis Hyderabad is home to some of the best recipes in India. The food here has unique flavours that is slightly sour, hot, cooked in pure Ghee, and richly endowed with nuts and assorted spices. While Hyderabad was a Nizam state, a lot of importance was given to the culinary arts. No guest could leave the house without sharing a meal with the host family. The land is famous for its Upma, Biryani, Kebabs, and slow cooking techniques

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Mirchi ka Salan

Having a slow day? Let the hot-pungent taste of Mirchi ka Salan give you the kick you so badly crave. The perfect balance in the dish comes from the coconut paste that is added for a unique, refreshing flavour. This dish will make you come back for more!

Murgh do Pyaza

It's high time we introduced you to the delicious Murgh do Payaza. The name itself drives you hungry. Plus the tempting flavours of this chicken recipe are absolutely melt-in-your-mouth. Just a bite is enough to take you on a journey of Hyderabadi flavours!

Hyderabadi Biryani

You can't talk about biryanis without mentioning the Hyderabadi Biryani. Cooked with either mutton or chicken, and laced with rich ingredients, this recipe is the stairway to heaven. Believe it or not, this dish is such a favourite that people don't mind having it for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Dum Pukht

Just the aroma of this dish will leave you drooling. As the name suggests, Dum Pukht Biryani is cooked with steam. As you take a bite, you can taste the rich flavour of desi ghee that will simply make you go mmmm.

Hyderabadi Marag

What's a better way to start your meal than a spicy-meaty soup? You may have tried several soups but you will instantly become a fan of Hyderabadi Marag. Light in texture and prepared with tender mutton, it is the perfect starter that will keep you hooked.

Keema Samosa

Samosa + Keema = Need to have it right now! This is something that will perk up your appetite instantly. You don't need an occasion to try this little snack combo. And we bet you have never tasted something as tempting as these samosas!


If you haven't tasted this, you are missing out on one of the best dishes in India. Paaya is prepared with roasted spices and goat trotters which means bags and bags of rich, succulent flavours packed into this one scrumptious dish. Serve it piping hot with steamed rice and experience the flavour dancing in your mouth.

Maghaz Masala

Maghaz means 'brain' and masala means 'spice'. This spicy brain fry is a famous lamb dish from Hyderabad. The thick, fiery gravy with juicy meat is a must try for every non-veg lover. The best way to enjoy this traditional Hyderabadi recipe is by eating it with your hands. And don't forget to lick your fingers in the end.

Boti Kebab

Imagine hot kebabas melting in your mouth? Just the thought of this tasty preparation will give you a foodgasm. Intensely marinated mutton cooked with garden-fresh herbs is the secret behind the impeccable taste. Don't just drool, the word is 'try!'

Khatti Dal

This piquant Hyderabadi style lentil stew will give you a loud chattka. The star ingredient of this dish is tamarind, which lends the dal its zesty flavour, making it more tempting than ever. Relish this with rice and a meat dish!

Gosht Pasinde

Weekends fly away so quickly and you still want some part of it to stay, especially the tasty lunches. Don't worry, this classical meat recipe from Hyderabad will instantly cheer you up. Just one spoonful of this thick gravy prepared with beans and potatoes is the best way to revisit your home cooked curries. We suggest you enjoy this stunning dish with hot tandoori rotis.

Malai Korma

Want to enjoy some creamy gravy? Then the palatable Malai Korma is the dish for you. The extra hint of cream gives it a rich taste. Sour tomatoes are added to balance the flavour. Serve it hot with rotis or rice.


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