Dawaaat-E-Hyderabad! We always love to talk about food but you will love to enjoy having food in Hyderabad. Eating out all these various dishes in  Hyderabad is a different kind of experience that you will remember and will relish for life. Below are the top 21 Delicious Food you must try in Hyderabad.

From world-famous Charminar to world-famous Biryani Hyderabad presents you all. Hyderabad is a hub for food lovers who enjoy non-vegetarian food.

HYD cuisine

From Royal to Local Hyderabadi cuisine is a lifelong addict. The food prepared in Hyderabad is from the taste buds of the Royals. You can enjoy varieties of Biryanis, Kebabs, and Sweets here on every other food stall and restaurants. When you are in Hyderabad you have the plan to do three important things Eat, Eat and Eat.  Try below the top 21 Delicious cuisine of Hyderabad

You can enjoy the below delicious dishes when you are in Hyderabad.

Hum Biryani Kahenge, Tum Hyderabad Samajhna!

Hyderabad Biryani

One of the most popular and tastiest dishes in Hyderabad is Mutton Biryani that you
can get at each and every corner of the street. This yummy meaty main course with
the right amount of ghee and spices are on every non-vegetarians food list.

Hyderabadi Biryani
Hyderabadi Biryani

Hyderabadi Haleem

Haleem is also known as stew which consists of meat, lentils, and pounded wheat which is cooked on slow heat for long hours to make a thick porridge-like, During Ramadan, Haleem is the most ordered food then Biryani.

Places To Try It:
1. Pista House, Shalibanda Road, Charminar
2. Paradise, Paradise Circle, Secunderabad

Hyderabadi Haleem

Qubani Ka Meetha

One of the authentic Hyderabadi dessert to satisfy the sweet tooth of you. This delicacy is made by using dried apricots and garnished with almonds. It can be eaten with ice-cream or can even be garnished with milk malai (thick cream).

Top Places To Try It:
1. Utsav Restaurant, Secunderabad
2. Parivar Dhaba, Nizamabad
3. Paradise, Paradise Circle, Secunderabad

Qubani ka meetha

Dum Phukt

Dum Pukht is one of the different types of biryani. It is a type of biryani cooked adding lots of desi ghee and flavored with local herbs. The aroma of the dish will make you drool for days. I am sure after having it once you will not wait to have just another spoonful of this delicious biryani.

Top Places To Try It:
1. Shahi Dastarkhwan
2. Chicha’s
3. Jewel of Nizam

Dum phukt Biryani


Phirni is one of the Ramadan special desserts. It is prepared from Fragrant rice, Milk, and nuts and served in clay pots. Phirni is a staple sweet dish after a spicy delicious biryani.  

Top Places To Try It:
1. Shah Cafe & Restaurant, Toli Chowki
2. The Grand Trunk Road, Madhapur


Nalii Nahiri

Nihari is a mouthwatering lamb stew that just pure ecstasy to your taste buds.  This is cooked with the goat marrow. The dish is cooked overnight on a slow flame or kept underground so that the essence of the masala seeps into the meat cooked.

Top Places To Try It:
1. Hotel Shadab, Ghansi Bazaar
2. Charminar Bazaar
3. Shah Ghouse Cafe & Restaurant, Toli Chowki

Nalli Nihari

Pesarattu Dosa or Moong Dal Dosa

Moong Dosa is similar to the normal Dosa but the difference is that the batter is made of moong dal (pulses). Moong Dosa is one of the favorite breakfast dishes and very nutritious. It is sided with ginger chutney, tomato chutney, dry powder chutney.

Top Places To Try It:
1. Pragati Gully
2. Charminar Market

Mirchi ka Salan

Mirchi ka Salan is like a chili pickle which is given with the famous Hyderabadi Biriyani. The big green chili is filled with coconut, peanuts, and sesame seeds. Get a spicy treat ahead.

Top Places To Try It:
1. Hotel Rumaan Restaurant, Toli Chowki
2. Hotel Nayaab, Ghansi Bazaar
3. Hotel Shadab, Ghansi Bazaar

Mirchi Ka salan


This oddly shaped yet mouthwatering samosa and most served as started in all occasions. It is filled with spicy minces of the lamb meat and covered with a crispy layer.
Top Places To Try It:
1. Charminar Market
2. Alpha Hotel & Restaurant, West Marredpalli


Shahi Tukda

The sweet dish is prepared on all occasions. This pudding is made of bread
slices soaked in saffron and cardamom mixed milk. Shahi Tukda is also popularly known as ‘Double Roti’.

Top Places To Try It:
1. Hyderabad House, Ameerpet
2. Pragati Gully
3. Hameedi Confectioners, Mozamjahi Market

Gosht Pasinde

This dish is made from the leg of lamb, marinated and seasoned with cumin, pepper, and cardamom and local spices, garnished with almonds. It is served with flatbread (naan) or rice.

Top Places To Try It:
1. Ohri’s Tansen, Necklace Road


Paaya is made of lamb trotters and made up of roasted spices. They are marinated to make it succulent and flavourful. The dish is considered to be one of the best dishes in India.

Top Places To Try It:
1. Hotel Shadab
2. Shah Ghouse Café and Restaurant
3. Sahib’s Barbeque by Ohri’s

Paaya soup

Pathar ka Ghost

It is a classical Hyderabadi street food dish. It has a very smoky and charred
flavor to it. Loaded with spices and hot chili.  

Top Places To Try It:
1. Azizia Hotel
2. Al Rahaman
3. Jewel of Nizam

Hyderabadi Marag

Marag is a spicy-meaty soup. Prepared tender mutton, it is a delectable spicy soup to make your day.

Where to have?

  • Zaiqa-E-Hyderabad, Banjara Hills
  • Jewel of Nizam
  • Zaiqa E Hyderabad

Mutton Dalcha

Mutton Dalcha, is prepared with Mutton along with Pulses (Dal) with aromatic spices. You will truly love relishing it  Don’t miss out on this.

Where to have?

  • Bombay Restaurant, Nampally
  • B & W restaurant- Kondapur
  • Aura Café, Jubilee Hills
  • Pista House


It’s a crisry sweet Crisp (Wafer)  made with rice batter, jaggery, nuts, almonds, and sugar. Made on special occasions and festivals.

Where to have?

  • Gulla Reddy, Nampally
  • Atreyapuram Putarekulu, Kukatpally


One of the most favorite dishes for Hyderabadi people is Ariselu during the festivals. Ariselu is prepared with rice flour, ghee and Jaggery. The crispy Ariselu is always a side dish with your Tea or coffee

Where to have?

  • Yuktha, Jubilee Hills
  • Dadu’s Mithai Vatika, Jubilee Hills

Sheer Korma

It’s a sweet dish prepared with vermicelli (Seevaiyan), almonds, pistachios, saffron, and rose water are added to it to provide the tempting flavor.

Where to have?Ama Vanta, Manikonda and Sheerkhurma Wale, Golconda

Sheer kurma


The shape of Bobbatlu is like a flatbread (chapati) and prepared with fresh bread that is stuffed with a sweet filling. The filling is prepared with chickpeas, sugar, and spices the taste of which is totally delicious. It is also called as puran poli in Maharashtra .

Where to have? Rayalaseema Ruchulu, Jubilee Hills

Hyderabadi Khichdi

Other than the Biryani, Hyderabad Khichdi is also loved by many and it is made from Rice, Lentils, and desi ghee.

Where to have?

  • Rayalaseema Ruchulu, Hitech City
  • Farzi Café, Jubile Hills
  • Paradise, Hitech City

Irani Chai

I am here ending the post with the Soul of Hyderabad, the famous Irani Tea, The Persians have bought this delicacy. The Irani chai is best served with Osmania biscuits.

  • Top Places To Try It:
    1. Nimrah Cafe & Bakery, Champapet Main Road
    2. Nilofer Cafe, Lakdikapul
    3. Paradise, Paradise Road, Secunderabad
Irani Chai and osmania biscuit

So, the next time you visit Hyderabad, Enjoy all the dishes and droll it till your next visit.

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