*Iftaar @ Hyderabad with Nishat Sait*
The holy month of *Ramzan* in a *Hyderabad* is here and while the days are spent fasting, the evenings bring delectable Iftar feasts that we impatiently wait for. With Haleem, Kebabs, sweets and so much more to look forward to, here is a list of restaurants that you just have to visit in Hyderabad.
Ramadan dish in Hyderabad is Haleem,Rooh Afza is the common thread between the lassi and the falooda.
has a reputation for its official dishesThe best Haleem in India: Proud Hyderabadis will tell you that their haleem – the quintessential Ramadan porridge with pounded meat blended with broken wheat, barley and lentils – is the best in India. After sampling the haleem at two iconic establishments, I completely agree.
The eatery has a reputation for its official dishes that most people love or loathe. The paya is one dish that you must try here. It’s served with a unique bread – chaar koni naan that takes its name from its square shape. The restaurant’s biriyani is another big draw.
There’s *PistaHouse*, arguably the most popular stop for haleem in Hyderabad. They also ship their haleem across India and around the world.
There’s also *Shah Ghouse* that’s not as popular, but serves an even finer haleem in my opinion.The key ingredient is a high-quality wheat that locals call the sharbate gehun. Do check out the haleem at both *Shah Ghouse* and *Pista house* that are just a few buildings apart and take your pick.
This restaurant knows their chicken .Their chicken ‘master’ struck the perfect poses as we snapped away. The outlet’s boneless version of *chicken 65* that is coated with a thin batter and deep fried is a must-try and so is their chicken fry with bone. But, my favourite dish at this restaurant is what they call the *warqi paratha* that is made with very little oil. It almost has the same textures as a rumali roti but is not crafted on an ‘ulta tawa’. It’s the perfect bread for their chicken fry.
It’s almost 1:30 am by the time we arrive at this popular restaurant and the waiting time for a table is over 30 minutes. Hardly surprising, Shadab serves the best Hyderabadi biriyani I’ve ever sampled. It’s not as well known as some brands that have set up shop across south India but locals like Farzana and Shabana swear by Shadab. Do try Hyderabad’s most famous dessert while you’re here. The *qubanika meetha* at Shadab keeps things simple – no food colours and additives. Just stewed apricot with a slight smoky taste (that probably comes from the wood-fired stove) served with a small dollop of cream. The perfect sweet ending to a food walk through some of Hyderabad’s iconic food establishments.
Hyderabad is famous not only for the Charminar but also for its spicy and delicious delicacies.
How is your Iftar complete without some refreshing drink and sinful dessert? *Matwale Doodh Ghar* makes it a point to serve you the best and the sweetest food this Ramadan. This small eatery serves amazing sweet lassi and fantastic faluda that are a must-have.
News Report by
Mrs Nishat Sait
Lifestyle & Event Management Editor; IndiaT