Hyderabad is a melting pot of different cultures and one can experience some tasty cuisines from different parts of India and the world in some famous restaurants in the city. You can relish spicy Mughlai cuisine, Andhra Thali, Continental, Chinese, Thai food, etc. There are also several Punjabi restaurants in Hyderabad where one can taste delicious Punjabi food.
The Punjabi restaurants in the city offer a wide variety of Punjabi dishes for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Vegetarians can relish dishes like Aloo Matar, Palak Paneer, Paneer Kababs, Matar Paneer, Malai Kofta, Punjabi Kadhi, Dal Makhani, etc. For non-vegetarians there are dishes like Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Makhani, Chicken Kofta, etc. A perfect way of ending a meal at a Punjabi restaurant is with a glass of Lassi popularly called as Chhach, which is spicy butter milk.
Famous Punjabi restaurants in Hyderabad:
There are many Punjabi restaurants in Hyderabad. Some of the popular ones are:
Sagar Papaji Ka Dhaba: Located at Hanuman Tekdi in Abids, this dhaba is also one of the oldest Punjabi dhabas in Hyderabad and maintains excellent taste. The place is well maintained. It has a separate section for families. If you crave for authentic Punjabi style cooking, then do visit this place. You can reach the place by taking first left after Big Bazaar, Abids while proceeding towards Koti.
Mohini’s Restaurant: It is one of the landmark eating places in Basheerbagh and is a very crowded place on working days for lunch. However, the crowd will be less in the evenings and it is suitable time to visit with family. Parking is also not a problem as it has abundant on-street parking. The restaurant’s ‘Zafrani Biryani’ is a favourite delicacy for some people. Other standard Punjabi items like Pepper Chicken, Ginger Chicken, Jeera Rice and Chicken 65 are also very popular.
Degchee: Located at Habsiguda/Tarnaka area, it is one of the oldest restaurants in that area and has been consistently serving good and authentic Punjabi food for decades. One gets the taste of authentic Sarsoon ka Saag and Makke ki Roti at this place. One can experience good quality food that is not expensive. There is decent on-street parking in front of the restaurant.
Desh Punjabi Dhaba: This is a very small take-away opposite the old Hyderabad Stock Exchange building, Somajiguda. Special attractions of this place are its low prices and the mouth watering dish ‘Kalmi Kabab’. If you are around this place, then do try this dish, you will surely love it.
Jeet’s Kitchen: Located opposite McDonald’s in Kharkhana area, one can get the feel of authentic Punjabi culture in this restaurant. It has been one of the oldest restaurants in Kharkhana area.
Reshmi Dhaba: This is another old restaurant located at Park Lane diagonally opposite Hiking Restaurant. The ambiance is good and the food is consistently good. This place can be visited when one is looking for a good Punjabi Cuisine in Secunderabad/Paradise area.