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11 street food in Hyderabad that shouldn’t be missed

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1. From the streets of Hyderabad

Hyderabad also called the town of pearls is mostly popular for 2 things, Charminar and Hyderabadi Biryani. Folks from all over the planet travel this place to relish the taste of its hottest dish. However, Biryani isn’t the only food that’s to be tasted from the streets of Hyderabad.

Hyderabadi cuisines, also known as Deccani cooking is the wonderful inheritance of Nizams. These delectable delicacies are rich in spices and can be simply found across the streets of the town, making them pocket-friendly and convenient. Here are some Hyderabadi street foods that you just must eat if you’re a food junkie and would love to give your taste buds that heavenly experience.



2. Hyderabadi Haleem


Hyderabadi Haleem is a meat stew, mixed with lentils and crushed wheat. It’s an Arabic Dish that was delivered to Hyderabad by Arab diaspora during the ruling period of sixth Nizam. Mixed with local ancient spices this high-calorie dish is delicious and worth eating. A vegetarian version of Haleem can even be found on those streets where goat meat is replaced with vegetables and dry fruits.



3. Keema Samosa

Keema Samosa
Keema Samosa

Who does not grasp the famous Indian samosa? Keema samosa is the Hyderabadi version of this famed snack. You simply can’t ignore this appetizing samosa filled with mutton keema, easily found in little confectionary retailers or roadside stalls. It’s a must try snack when you are roaming around on the streets of Hyderabad.



4. Shawarma


Shawarma is one amongst the world’s most renowned street food. Hyderabadi Shawarma is incredibly famed. In shawarma chicken or mutton meat is stuck in an iron rod and continuously grilled by rotating. This is served with a roti or in the type of a roll and best enjoyed with mint-chutney or mayonnaise.


5. Mirchi ka Salan

Mirchi ka Salan
 Mirchi ka Salan

This wonderful Hyderabadi side dish is as well-liked as the Hyderabadi Biryani, it’s served with. Made with long hot chillies, coconut, peanuts and sesame seeds this tasty dish is a must try.



6. Nihari

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Nihari is a Hyderabadi dish that is claimed to be originated in the eighteenth century during the Mughal Empire. This is a popularly famous dish for its spiciness and taste. Mostly prepared throughout the occasion of Eid, this is a stew made with mutton and plenty of spices. Nihari is claimed to be the Pakistani National Dish and is deep-fried overnight for even a stronger flavour.



7. Phirni


Phirni is a Ramadaan special sweet dish prepared with rice and milk served in a clay pot. It’s also known as Gil-e-Firdaus’, which means ‘clay of paradise’, for its heavenly taste. Although it’s a Ramadaan special dish, you’ll relish it anytime on the streets of Hyderabad.



8. Andhra Dosas


Andhra-Dosa also called Pesarattu is a well-liked breakfast of this region. It’s prepared with the green gram which makes it completely different for the regular Dosa of South India. Served with ginger and tamarind chutney this is one amongst the favourite snacks to be found at the stalls.



9. Double ka Meetha


Double ka Meetha also called Double roti or Shahi Tukra is an ancient Hyderabadi dessert prepared largely throughout Muslim weddings. This delectable dessert is created by soaking bread in milk and later flavoured with cardamom or saffron which you’ll simply find all over on those streets.



10. Qubani ka Meetha

Qubani ka Meetha
Qubani ka Meetha

Anyone who is travelling to the town of Nizam will always remember to taste this delicious dish. Prepared by using dried apricots and topped with almonds this dish is best for all of your sugar cravings. To add more taste it’s served with ice-cream or garnished with malai. You just cannot have enough of it.



11. Boti Kebab


Boti-kebab is a well-liked Hyderabadi Mutton kebab where lamb pieces are marinated in curd and numerous spices and instantly grilled. It’s a must go for folks that have an inclination towards spicy food.



So, next time you plan a visit to Hyderabad do not forget to feature these delicacies to your bucket list.

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Author: Wandering-Pilgrim

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Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny space you occupy in the world. My name is Aamir Khan. I'm a social guy from India with a big smile and 4 passions: People, Travel, Food and Social Media. August 2018 I decided to combine my passions and started a unique social travel project around India.

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