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Foods of Hyderabad - 5 dishes of Hyderabadi cuisine that you must try when you visit Hyderabad

Foods of Hyderabad - 5 dishes of Hyderabadi cuisine that you must try when you visit Hyderabad

Hyderabad is famous for its rich history and monuments and its cuisines have effective of the rulers in the region and this has given the identity to the city. You will find cuisines like Hyderabadi, Awadhi, south Indian, North Indian, Chinese are quite vastly available in the restaurant. When we look at the dishes you will find goat meat, chicken are the two major ingredients apart from long basmati rice being the heart of the dish. You will find a remarkable use of garlic, ginger, pepper, chilli, garam masala, saffron to add some taste-enhancing flavours to the dish. The combination of all the ingredients and spices makes an awesome world-class dish. The Hyderabadi dishes are not only famous among the countrymen however it is equally liked by the foreigners as well.

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1. Hyderabadi Dum Biryani

This is one of the most authentic and loved dishes from the Hyderabadi Kitchen. This superb dish is served with aromatic flavours with the use of spices makes is tempting. You will find this dish at every eating joint in Hyderabad right from street food vendor to a fine dining restaurant. This is a splendid dish for the Non-veg lovers and primarily cooked with marinated meat of goat most of the times or chicken is also used at times. The meat pieces are marinated with garlic paste, chilli, spices, curd and then placed for 4 to 5 hours for marination. Post then once they are ready they are cooked along with the Basmati rice layered over the meat. Cook on a slow dum process, covering the utensil to retain the aroma. Then the dish is served hot along with different type raitas.

2. Haleem

This dish is primarily made of mutton along with cashews, nuts, spices and wheat. In this dish follow the dum cooking process and the dish is cooked quite slowly. This dish was introduced during the empire of Nizams and since then it has created a special place in the kitchen of Hyderabad. This dish is equally loved by the people irrespective of the region. This thick paste you will commonly found being consumed during the days of Ramadan.

3. Kebabs

These are finger-licking snacks liked by the non-veg lovers. You will find these snacks at every party nowadays and even the veg version is quite liked by the people. These are made of very well marinated lamb meat and then it is pierced in the barbeque rods and placed inside the tandoor until it gets cooked properly. These are served smoky hot along with mint chutney to enhance the flavours. You will find people standing in queues to grab a plate of the same.

4. Khubani ka Meetha

This hot favourite dessert is an unavoidable dish from the Hyderabadi cuisine. This made from dried apricot and it has a subtle flavour with mildly sweet. The garnishing is done with dry fruits to add on to the taste in the dish. Most of the people order it along with the vanilla ice cream. You will find this dessert as a must in most festivals, functions and weddings in the city.

5. Mirchi ka Salan

If you want to try if you can handle some chillies then this is the dish to try. This is a curry made completely of chillies, flavours and spices make it a balanced dish which would be loved by your taste buds. It is a little strong dish in terms of smell and taste. It is an extremely useful dish when ordered along with the Hyderabadi Biryani. You can try this dish with bread as well. The flavours would certainly be loved and hence it becomes an inseparable dish from the Hyderabadi kitchen.

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