On its 67th year of Independence, on 2nd June 2014, India had a new state to its ever-growing family; Telangana. Albeit being new, Telangana has its roots dating back to thousands of centuries. Pre-independence, Telangana had been under the rule of the Asaf Jahis for centuries, therefore playing a major influence on its culture, its festivities and its cuisine.
Telangana food is typically spicy and ingredients such as tamarind, sesame seeds, chilies and asafoetida are widely used in a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Sources state that while in Telangana, millet bread/roti is a staple diet its neighbouring state of Andhra prefers rice. Hyderabad is the shared capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and is obviously wildly popular for its biryanis and Karachi biscuits. But there is so much more to Telangana and its cuisine that many of us are completely unaware of.
So here is a list of some of India’s finest cuisines and Telangana’s pride.