Telangana Food

Golichina Mamsam

Finally a non-vegetarian dish for the meat-lovers! Golichina roughly translated means “fry” in Telugu. As Telangana cuisine is well-known for its spices, this dish incorporates succulent pieces of mutton into a thick gravy that is loaded with locally grown spices and cooked over low flame for hours so the meat can truly absorb the essence of the curry. It is usually eaten with chapathis, rice or dosa.....

Hyderabadi Biryani

Thanks to the major influence of Nizams in the state, Hyderabadi Biryani has come to be known worldwide as one of India’s jeweled food items. It is of two types; Kachchi gosht ki biryani and Pakki biryani. Marinated meat is cooked in layers of rice in a big handi which is covered with flat dough that eventually rises due to heat; indicating that the biryani is ready to be devoured. With two different cooking methods producing mouthwatering results, the biryani has transformed over .....

Chegodilu

A tea-time accompaniment, Chegodilu is a crunchy snack item that is almost impossible to stop munching on after the first bite. Toasted sesame seeds are the special feature in this deep fried snack giving it a unique nutty flavor that goes well with the mild spiciness.....

Polelu

Ultra-thin flattened Indian bread with a stuffing made of jaggery, channa dal, cardamom powder and ghee, Polelu is a go to recipe for special festivals like Ganesh Chathurthi. It is commonly found in sweet shops in sealed plastic packets and can be easily made at home.....

Qubani ka Meetha

An enormously, popular sweet at Hyderabadi weddings Qubani ka meetha never fails to bring out the magnificence of the occasion. Made of dried apricots that are cooked over heat for a significant amount of time to become a compote, it is then combined with sugar, ghee, saffron threads and almonds to prepare a fragrant and delectable dessert. It is often served with a generous dollop of ice-cream, custard or simply malai. While some of these items are ...