We live in a country where we may be divided by religions but are bound together by the ‘ingredient of food’. India is a country where people have diabetes and blood pressure but still, cannot go a day without the typical ‘desi tadka’ food. From the aged to young, every other person here is a die-hard foodie. From dhokla and daal baati churma in the West to the Momo’s in the East; From aloo ka paratha, sarson da saag and butter chicken in the North to idli, biryani and payasum in the South, we’ve got a complete galaxy of food items under one nation’s sky. All thanks to the diversity of our country.
As far as Hyderabad is concerned, this city has two kinds of foodies – one, the biryani, mutton masala and tandoori chicken types and two, the idli, vada, dosa and sambar race. In this article, I’ve got something in store for the former lot. The pure non-vegetarians!! Get ready to explore the best Mutton Rogan Josh in Hyderabad, the City of the food-o-holic Nizams. Here you go on a roller-coaster ride of mouth-watering and super affordable restaurants coming your way :
This hotel reflects the real essence of Hyderabadi food in the texture and taste of its food. Best known for its Sohail special biryani, mutton masala and tandoori chicken, it is one of the most affordable places in the city because of it’s finger-licking tastes and the ambience.
Where- Shop No. 16-8-992, Beside Government Hospital, Nalgonda Cross Road, Officers Colony, Hyderabad
Cost for two- INR 800/-
As the name itself says the royalty of the restaurant, “Bawarchi”, which means ‘Chef’, is a widely prevalent franchise in Hyderabad. Though it has many branches, the taste remains the same everywhere. From the balance of it’s masalas to the originality of it’s kadai mutton, dam ka mutton and mutton afghani, each and everything is at its perfect place.
Where- Plot No. 44, RTC Cross Rd, Opposite Sandhya Theatre, Chikkadpally, New Nallakunta, Hyderabad
Cost for two- INR 600/-
A 16 year old typical Hyderabadi hotel much loved by the local Hyderabadis, Shadab is a simple yet a cozy place that suits well for great conversations, quality freshly cooked meals and offers a great variety of meals like mutton rana, mutton aghwani, mutton roast, mutton pakistani, chicken nawabi, chicken gourami and the list goes on.
Where- 21-1-140-144, Near High Court, High Court Rd, Madina Circle, Charminar, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad
Cost for two- INR 700/-
Paradise has grown into one of the most-admired restaurant chains in the country today – a testament to their committed pursuit of culinary and service excellence. This restaurant is best known for its world famous biryani. Well, it doesn’t limit itself to Hyderabadi cuisine as it also offers a wide range of sea food – Apollo fish for instance. Some of its other famous and mouth-watering dishes are kadai gosht and mutton rogan gosh.
Where- SD Road, Sappu Bagh Apaprtment, Jogani, Ramgopalpet, Hyderabad
Cost for two- INR 1000/-
Shah Ghouse Hotel
Established in the year 1989, ever since then, this chain of restaurants has given some of the best-ever dishes to the city. People line up here in queues of hundreds of people to grab the famous Mutton Haleem that the hotel is best known for. From Arabian chicken to prawns and malai kabab, you just cannot resist yourself from these jaw-dropping dishes.
Where- 8-191/15, Opposite Bio Diversity Park Raidurgam, Gachibowli Hyderabad
Cost for two- INR 500/-
Grand Hotel and Restaurant
Though located on the forever busy Abids street, this restaurant offers the ‘tadka’ for all the spicy lovers in town. If you love that extra pinch of spice and colour to your food, then, this place must be on your go-to list. From
Where- 4-1-395, Bank Street, Near General Post Office, Abids, Hyderabad
Cost for two- INR 400/-
Imperial Multi Cuisine Restaurant
As the name itself suggests the traits of the place, this restaurant offers Mughlai, Chinese and North Indian food to the best of its nature. This place is known for its excellent ambience and great-quality meals that truly define the Hyderabadi taste of food. It is widely known for its kababs that are made in the Arabian style like seekh kabab, malai kabab, shaami kabab and pathar ka gosh.
Where- 16-2, 16/B, Chanchalguda Jail Road, Akbarbagh, New Malakpet, Hyderabad
Cost for two- INR 800/-
So, these were my choices for delicious dishes that one can experience in Hyderabad at super affordable prices and world-class taste that will not let you down! What are you waiting for then? Go and lay your hands on the mouth-watering food items !