Hyderabad is one of cities that is all about food, decked with its own Hyderabadi irani cafes and Biryani house’s ,the city has endless options of scrumptious flavors. With the authentic cuisine getting lost amidst commercialized dishes, Soda Bottle Opener Wala Hyderabad has now introduced its very own ‘Hyderabadi Irani Cafe Menu’ which has been developed using old recipes & flavors!
Irani Cafes of Hyderabad
These cafes flourished till the 1990s and then started disappearing as cities changed with modernization- soaring real estate prices, arrival of lucrative career options for the new generation and opening of air-conditioned cafes. The older part of the city still has some of the iconic Irani cafes & bakeries like Iqbal Cafe, Nimra Cafe, Nayaab, Madina Cafe, Nilofer Cafe, Shehraan Hotel, Subhan Bakery among others. A visit to these cafes kicks in nostalgia and is truly an experience.
Hyderabadi Irani Cafe Menu at SodaBottleOpenerWala, Hyderabad
Traditional Irani Chai pairs best with Bun Butter and freshly baked Hyderabadi biscuits like the famous sweet and salty Osmania biscuits that can lead to serpentine queues at some of their famous selling joints. There are others like Chand, Shatranj and Badam biscuits and Dilpasand puffs. No visit to a Hyderabadi Irani Café is complete without the delicious mutton mince filled Varqi Lukhmis, which are savory puffs, of which they make a vegetarian version too. Marag, a spicy and appetizing mutton soup, served with heart shaped Dil Naan is a common wedding delight. Paya and Zabaan Nihari served with naan are delicious soupy delights made with trotters and tongue with dominant flavors of garam masala and dagad phool or stone flower; Talahuwa Gosht, a simple preparation of fried mutton, onion and basic spices, brings out the flavor of the meat ; the Irani Haleem, a slow cooked preparation combines the goodness of wheat, barley, meat, lentils and spices. It is served with chopped mint leaves, a squeeze of lemon, fried onions, chopped ginger and green chilies. The Hyderabadi Mutton/Chicken Biryani will entice non-vegetarians. The Vegetarians get to enjoy delights like Talihuwi Arbi, Bagara Khana, Khatti Dal and a Veg Biryani served with Baghare Baigan and dahi ki chutney. Do not miss on the flavors of Kaddu ka Dalcha a preparation of lentils cooked with gourd which truly represents the Mughlai cuisine of Hyderabad. End your meal on a sweet note with Qoobani Ka Meetha, a delicious dessert made by combining apricots and malai.
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