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Cuisine of Secunderabad

The cuisine of Secunderabad is such that you will never feel that you had enough of the delectable dishes offered here! This is literally true about dishes such as Mutton Biryani, Lamb Kofta Curry, Dum Ka Kheema etc. Chilly is used quite liberally in all these dishes, so sit with a glass of water before you attempt to start eating these dishes. For those who love chillies, the food is HOT! And the taste and aroma with added Hyderabadi flavour and tinge of Mughalai and Deccani cuisine - makes for perfect taste!

The famous dishes for which Hyderabad is known far and wide, are also offered in restaurants located in Secunderabad. These dishes are Hyderabadi bhare baigan, Hyderabadi mirch ka salan, Hyderabadi biryani etc.  Various other dishes of Secunderabad include Kali Mirchi Pasandey, Hara Murg, Sheek Kebab, Bisi Bele Bhath, Khatta Murgh etc.

Food in Secunderabad

Famous Restaurants in Secunderabad

Well known restaurants in Secunderabad are Utsav, Central Cafe, Hotel Minerva, Hotel Aarti, Meena restaurant, Hotel Ballerina, Neethi restaurant, Vikram restaurant, Season's Family restaurant etc. You get various kinds of dishes in these restaurants including vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, Chinese dishes, Mughalai and international cuisine.

Cuisine of Secunderabad: Common Features

All the spices are carefully chosen, the type of rice to be used and the meat too. The condiments, herbs, and spices give the dishes a distinct aroma. These are combined with coconut, peanuts, sesame seeds and tamarind which differentiate the dishes from other North Indian dishes. Most of the dishes contain coconut and tamarind and lots of love goes into cooking these dishes making you yearn for more!

Also, the utensils in which these dishes are cooked are made up of brass, copper or may even be earthen pots. Surprised! But this is what bestows that typical aroma and flavour you so much love!
Most of the cuisine in Secunderabad is rice and meat oriented. Vegetables and fruits are also used along with tomatoes and onions.

Some of the dishes are even prepared by sealing the utensil with dough and let the dish simmer in low flame. This is called the technique of 'dum' and is used so that the aroma and taste is evenly distributed throughout the dish. Dishes are sometimes garnished with 'warq' (very thin flattened piece of silver)  for a grand presentation!

Popular Dishes of Secunderabad

Biryani may be made up of chicken, lamb, beef or vegetables. Raw meat is stir fried with spices (masalas) and cooked in low flame for preparing 'Kachche-gosht ki biryani'. Mirchi ka salan is chilly curry and Dahi chutney is prepared by mixing onions, coriander, pudina and green chillies in curd or yoghurt. Dopiaza is a curry prepared using lamb, onions and butter. Kubuli is rice with 'dal' tossed in curd and mixed with fried onions.

Sweet Dish of Secunderabad

Waiting to know about sweet dishes? Well, there are a number of sweet preparations in Secunderabad which include Faluda, Khubani ka meetha, Sheer korma (Vermicelli pudding), Badam-ki-Jhab, Gaajar ka Halwa, a rice dessert known as Firni etc. Snacks include chota samosa, Dil khush (bread stuffed with cake), Osmania Biscuit (soft tea biscuit), Double ka Meetha etc.

So, along with tourist attractions, it is the tasty dishes too which will make you come back again and again to Secunderabad!

Also Read:
Food in Hyderabad
Hyderabadi Biriyani

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