Hyderabad is well known for its delectable cuisine. Dishes have a strong Mughal flavor, and locals have a great passion for food, similar to the Mughals. Meat dishes are prominent, and the pounded meat dish of haleem is the most popular dish in the area.
Hyderabadi biryani (a rice dish) is not just a local specialty, but is enjoyed throughout the country. This delicious blend of rice and mutton or chicken is a staple in Indian cuisine and there are more than 26 varieties of the dish in total. Other popular dishes in Hyderabad include kulcha (a bread), pakora (a fried snack) and korma (a mild curry). Deserts include sheer payasam (a sweet rice dish) and badam kajali (almond sweets).
The city has a varied dining scene and along with the traditional restaurants there are international restaurants, fast food outlets, pizza houses and ice cream parlors.
A good selection of restaurants can be found in this area, catering for both local and international tastes. From chop sueyto Dominos pizza, the entire spectrum of international cuisine is covered.
The city's swankiest suburb is home to a thriving restaurant scene. Aside from a broad range of international eateries, there are plenty of top-notch Indian restaurants cooking up sensational dishes from all over the country.
From Pizza Hut to Hyderabadi biryani, the choice is wide in Punjagutta. This is a fantastic dining destination for high quality food at very reasonable prices. Some establishments serve both local and international dishes.
Secunderabad is home to some of the city's top restaurants, in terms of taste and ambience. Cuisines available include international fare; however, the restaurants specializing in South Indian cuisine are the cream of the crop.