20 Most Loved Street Food Of Hyderabad


Hyderabad – the city of Nizams. It is the place that houses the Charminar and is considered the “Land of Biryani”. Hyderabadi biryani is the first thing that comes to our mind when we think of food in Hyderabad but there is some delicious street food that makes you drool when you see them. Starting from dosa to Mysore Bonda, from mutton based curries to Irani chai, Hyderabad has got everything for you.

1. Butter Dosa

Dosa has always been the heart of street food in South India especially the butter dosa with a huge amount of butter, cheese and paneer going in the preparation of each dosa along with the ghee upma filling. You can feel the smooth, crispy dosa melt in your mouth which infuses happiness with every bite.


2. Pan Fried Idli

With a fusion of masala along with onion, chilies sprinkled over idli fried on a pan along with butter gives you a whole new taste of Idlis.


3. Mirchi Bhaaji

Mirchi bhaji are batter fried chilies with a slit made in the middle stuffed with onions, coriander, garam masala powder and cumin seeds powder. Served along with chili chutney and slice of lemon to sprinkle over it gives a whole new taste of street food.


4. Hyderabadi Haleem

In the season of Ramzan, everyone talks about the special dish Haleem. It is made up of mutton, cracked wheat, urad dal, curd, ghee and cashew nuts.


5. Irani Chai

Nothing is better than a chai to sum up the evening along with the Osmania biscuits. Many shops are famous for Irani chai but café Niloufer is the best place to have it.


6. Kheema Samosa

Samosa is one evening snack that drives anyone crazy! But the Hyderabadi samosa will make you go crazy over it. This yummy monsoon dish is usually made up with minced meat and is a must have snack.


7. Phirni

This is a sweet dish made and served in clay pots during the Ramzan days. The fragrant rice and milk based dessert is a lovely treat for your taste buds.


8. Hyderabadi Chicken 65

The spicy deep fried chicken with coriander sprinkled on it makes your appetite full.


9. Nihari

A traditional Hyderabadi dish made from goat meat and paya. There are various flavors, but the Hyderabad style paya Nihari has an elegant Nawabi flavor. It is a must taste for visitors.


10. Chicken Shawarma

Chicken shawarma consists of a huge lump of meat/chicken that is stuck on a rod made of iron. It is roasted in an ongoing process, so that it is edible and is wrapped in a qubus.


11. Mirch ka Salan

Mirch ka salan is famous side dish used for Hyderabadi biryani, yet it is a great dish to taste. This gravy curry has coconut, peanuts, sesame seeds and green chili as main ingredient.


12. Murg do Pyaza

Murg do pyaza is a must have dish if you are a non-vegetarian. In the first bite itself you will get an experience of Hyderabadi flavors.


13. Gosht Pasinde

Gosht pasinde is a Ramzan special made with leg of lamb, pepper and cardamom gives you a different taste.


14. Pathar ka Gosht

Pathar ka gosht is a special dish where the meat is cooked on a hot rock which is seen only in Hyderabad.


15. Lukhmi

Lukhmi is an oddly shaped samosa with a stuffing of spices infused with tangy lamb meat and it is crispy from outside.


16. Qubani ka Meetha

Qubani ka meetha is a dessert made of dried apricots and it is usually topped with almonds.


17. Karachi Biscuits

Karachi biscuits are true icons of Hyderabadi baking. With a variety of biscuits, these are so yummy to taste.


18. Double ka Meetha

Double ka meetha is a must have for Hyderabadi weddings. It is a bread pudding made up of bread slices soaked in saffron and cardamom infused with milk.


19. Mysore Bonda

Mysore Bonda is a famous snack of south India. It is a deep fried snack crispy from outside and soft inside along with coconut chutney.


20 Badam ki Jalli

Badam ki jalli is a special sweet of Hyderabadi Nizam’s cuisine and is made from selected quality of almonds and sugar.