If there is one dish that Hyderabadis hold close to their heart, it’s the biryani. Odes and eulogies can be written about the city’s unshakeable love and faith in biryani. The biryani find its origins in Isfahan, Persia. It started out as beryani and didn’t feature rice at all. The minced meat was fire roasted and served along with the naan. It’s only when it reached Indian shores did the beryani become biryani. The Mughals had to feed their armies and hence the rice was added in.
The Hyderabadi version of the biryani is a Kacchi Gosht Ki Biryani. In this the rice is cooked along with the meat in layers in a distinct dum style method which gives it its uniqueness. Every Hyderabadi has his/her favourite spot to have biryani. Below I list out my favourite places to have biryani in Hyderabad in no particular order.