Hyderabad, besides other things, is also known for delectable
food popularly served in this city. The people seems to be great
connoisseurs much like the Mughals. The influence of Mughals is
obivious as the dishes are more or less refined forms of the ones
prepared in the kitchens of the Mughals. People are, to a good
extent, meat lovers and relish the dishes prepared with meat as one
of the ingredients. Haleem, a pounded meat dish that can be best
defined as a meat porridge is popular through out. Vegetarian dishes
utilizes lentils, peas and beans.
Hyderabadi biryani is not only popular in the same city but also in
many other cities and states of the sub continent. Hyderabadi
biryani is a blend of rice and mutton or chicken. Word has it that
26 varieties of biryani used to be served in the grand feasts. The
city of Nizams also owes to Mughals for kababs, the mutton barbecues
after which people go crazy.
Some other dishes served here include Kulcha, Baghara Baigan,
Sherwani, Korma and Pakoda. In desserts are served dishes like
Payasam, Kubani Ka Meetha, Badam Kajali and Sheer Kurma. The popular
food is known to be a spicy and aromatic treat.
The city also features fast food restaurants, multi cuisine
restaurants, chinese restaurants, pizza houses, ice cream shops,
etc. Some popular restaurants located in the city include Once Upon
A Time restaurant, Woodland Restaurant, Palace Heights, Tulips
Restaurant, Tava Restaurant, Southern Spice, Deewan Restaurant,
Firdaus and City Heart.