Mandi at Barkas - Hyderabad's Best Kept Secret

The Mandi is one of Hyderabad’s best kept secrets. Everyone talks about Hyderabadi biryani, but there’s so much more to this city and its cuisine. Barkas used to be this infamous part of town ruled by Pehelwans (Hyderabadi equivalent to the Bombay Bhai). No one except the initiated ventured into Barkas. It was also infamous […]

Kalyani Biryani - The Other Biryani Of Hyderabad

History of the Kalyani Biryani The Kalyani Nawabs of Bidar came to Hyderabad sometime in the 18th century and set up their haveli which is today known at the ‘Kalyani Nawab ki Devdi’. The Kalyani Nawabs were from the present day Basavakalyan which was located on the fringes of the erstwhile Hyderabad State The Nawabs were […]

The Square Nan of Hyderabad

Story of the square Hyderabadi naan Purani Haveli’s known to be the place or origin of the square or char koni naan in Hyderabad. The place gets its name from the Haveli which was built for the Nizam of Hyderabad Sikander Jah III. It’s located in the Old City of Hyderabad, which is a little further […]

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