Hyderabad street foods are some hot and spicy meals you cannot resist if you are touring the city. The breakfasts start from Pragati College Road. They serve south Indian dishes of idli, dosa, vada, etc. light and heavy enough for breakfast. The lunches are preferably in the Nizam way, munching on some delicious Hyderabadi Biryani and the dinners could be a mixture of food from different states which startup from the Sindhi Colony, serving Punjabi Pao Bhaji’s, Bombay Chats, some Chinese and Italian food too.
Hyderabad Street Food Recipes:
1. Hyderabadi Biriyani:
You get Hyderabadi Biriyani everywhere in Hyderabad(1), from the streets to the expensive restaurants and the recipe doesn’t differ. The recipe was brought in by Muslims travellers and its usage in Nizam is so popular that it is available all over the city and at all times. Goat meat, marinated with spice, is placed in the middle of utensil, inside the Basmati rice and then it is covered and is kept under fire to cook. The flavour of the meat and the spices get absorbed into the rice and gives it the delicious taste.
Those look like some tasty street snack above. These are known as Samosa. One of the best street side food in hyd, A batter of flour is made and then thickened. Little pieces are taken out of it and then stuffed with cooked potato and then fried. In the picture, we can see Samosa being sold with chutney.
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These are south Indian street food made from the ‘Dosa’ batter. ‘Dosa’ is an Indian Pancake which is spread over the ‘Dosa’ making ‘tawa’ and fried thin and crispy. They are served plain or along with stuffing or potato, onion, sometimes cheese, etc. ‘Uthapam’s’ is a heavier form of a pancake which is made with toppings of different sorts. They are sold along with a curry called ‘sambar’ and ‘chutney’. We also see a ‘sada vada’ which is a deep-fried circular shaped, made from the same batter.
4. Chicken Shawarma:
These are the meat of chicken stuck on an iron rod over a heating machine which keeps on roasting the chicken to make it edible enough. They are served with a chapatti and are added with vegetables and mayonnaise and are extremely tasty. This dish likes all Hyderabad non-vegetarians.
5. Pani Puri:
Pani puris are tasty Hyderabad street food which is available all over Telangana but have different stuffings used. Crunchy fried ‘puris’ are served along with stuffed spicy potato and sour water. People stand in queue and wait for their turn to grab some of it.
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6. Potato Bajji:
Potatoes are boiled and mixed with spices and ingredients to make a tasty stuffing, then are flattened and shaped in circles and dipped in a batter of gram flour and then deep-fried. These are how the tasty Alur Chops are made.
7. Chicken Kebabs:
You cannot miss out of the kebabs in Hyderabad. It is a biriyani city, so it’s obvious that you get tasty kebabs. These are marinated chicken or beef stuffed on sticks and then kept to roast. They are spicy and tasty street food in hyd city.
8. Paratha with Kabab:
Some tasty street foods are the different ‘parathas’ and ‘nan roti’s’ we get in Hyderabad. They are served along with different meat preparation and absolutely mouth-watering. The ‘paratha’ that we see below are known as ‘Varqi paratha’. They aren’t as oily as normal ‘paratha’s’ are. They are offered with sheikh kebab, green chutney and a little onion and lemon.
Punugulu is most loved street food in Hyderabad which made of Dosa batter. The batter is made in round shapes and is fried in the oil. These are locally very common in Hyderabad. In the picture below we can see men enjoying ‘punugulu’ with south Indian ‘chutney’.