Hyderabad is the city known as the cultural and food hub of the country. It is known for its amazing Hyderabadi cuisine, which reflects the rich Nizam and Mughlai culture and flavors of the city. The street food is as rich in flavors and aroma as those items available in the city restaurants.
Listed Below are the Top 10 Street Foods of Hyderabad:
The name of the city of Hyderabad is synonymous with the dish called Hyderabadi biryani, which comes in both vegetarian and non vegetarian variants. It refers to long grained rice cooked together with vegetables and chicken/mutton with lots of aromatic spices to give it the mouth watering, heavenly flavors.
Chakna is a Hyderabadi specialty dish, which is very popular among the Muslim community. It is a delicious, spicy stew made of goat tripe and other digestive parts such as kidneys and liver.
Seekh kebabs are amazing tasting kebabs made up of mutton or chicken, minced and rolled around a rod (seekh) and cooked in a tandoor to lend it a wonderful smoky flavor. You can find this food in every nook and corner of the city.
A hot favorite among the street foods of Hyderabad is egg burji, a desi variant of scrambled eggs. Cooked in generous helpings of butter, it consists of eggs added with lots of chopped onions, coriander, green chillies and masalas, and is available all over the city streets. It is served with bread or buns.
Deep fried chicken may not sound too healthy, but it is one of the most mouth watering dishes on the list of best street foods of Hyderabad. Chicken pieces, boneless or with bones, are dipped in batter of chick pea flour and deep fried in lots of oil.
Another prominent street food dish of Hyderabad is Hyderabadi fish fry, which is prepared by marinating fish with ginger garlic and curry leaves paste and frying it to make this delicious tasting dish.
Pani poori, popularly known as gol gappas in the North, is another hot favorite among Hyderabadi street foods. This consists of crispy fried balls of wheat, stuffed with mashed potatoes, boiled chick peas, tamarind chutney and spicy water, promising to make your mouth water at the mere sight of them.
Another wonderful street food of Hyderabad is chaat, a prominent feature of street foods in cities all over India. Chaat is made up of papdi, vada and mashed potatoes, topped up with curd, chutney and masala powder. It can be spiced up with chopped green chillies or chutney made by grinding them.
Dil Khush is a Hyderabadi dessert, which is a triangle shaped pie, made up of bread containing a stuffing of cake leftovers. It is easily available on the streets of Hyderabad.
Dahi vada is another popular street food dish of the city. A batter is prepared with ground urad dal and rolled into the shape of a doughnut doughnut, and then deep fried in plenty of oil to make vadas. These vadas are then cooled down and dipped in water to soften them, followed by heaping them up with chilled curd and tamarind chutney.
Do not forget to relish these street foods of Hyderabad, the next time you visit the city.