Move Over Biryani! The 7 Best Delicacies To Try In Hyderabad
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A trip to Hyderabad would undoubtedly include biryani for lunch, dinner, and possibly even breakfast. Hyderabadi Biryani is aromatic, spicy, delicious, and addicting. And, while you may arrange your tour around the city's biryani paradises, let us enlighten you on the hidden jewels of cuisine you may overlook. Apart from the classic old biryani, Hyderabad has a number of mouth-watering delicacies to offer, ranging from non-vegetarian cuisine to evening snacks to sumptuous desserts. Apart from biryani, here are some top delicacies you must try in Hyderabad.

1. Hyderabadi Haleem

This slow-cooked dish, comprised primarily of mutton, nuts and spices, and wheat, is a popular dish among people of all faiths. This dish provides unique nourishment to Muslims who fast for 40 days, refusing to even swallow their own saliva, in preparation for the Ramzan celebration. Everyone lines up for their fair portion of this delicacy during Ramzan.

2. Lukmi

A traditional Hyderabadi feast is never possible without the Lukmis. These are maida squares packed with minced meat. Because of the filled beef, it's crispy on the outside and spicy on the inside. Dip your Lukhmis in hot chutney and enjoy the delicious flavour.

3. Maraq

This is a rich soupy meal reported to have originated in Somalia. As we all know, the majority of Nizami warriors came from Sudan and Arab countries, therefore their gastronomic culture had a significant influence on Hyderabadi cuisine. It is a soup made with soft mutton. This creamy, spicy, and luscious soup is so flavorful that it may be eaten on its own or with Sheermal and Naan.

4. Osmania Biscuits

Can biscuits be both sweet and salty and still taste good? If you have Hyderabad's famed Osmania Biscuits, it can. These bakery treats are widely recommended in the city, with about 13 variants of Osmania biscuits. These biscuits are creamy and buttery, it is guaranteed they'll melt in your mouth to provide that soft and luscious sensation. It'll provide you with a tingle of sweet-salty aftertaste. Enjoy these cookies with a cup of Irani tea.

5. Irani Chai

Irani Chai is another speciality of Hyderabad. This creamy tea, introduced by the Persians, tastes the finest when served with Osmania cookies. The best place to try this is Nimrah Cafe, where you may have your evening tea while admiring the Charminar. And you nearly feel like a Nawab.

6. Keema Samosa

Samosas are a worldwide favourite. This deep-fried pastry filled with meat or vegetables, generally peas, potatoes, and carrots is known as Sambusas to some. If you visit Hyderabad, don't forget to try the Keema (Minced Mutton) Samosas, which are offered as a snack in the city. They provide a greater stomach sensation and enjoyment.

7. Kubani ka Meetha

This is another popular Hyderabadi dish made of dried apricots. This delicacy is lightly flavoured and sweetened, and it is garnished with slivers of pistachios, almonds, and cashew nuts. Seasoned diners order it with vanilla ice cream, and this dessert is nearly always served at weddings and other celebrations in Hyderabad.