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Creative City of Gastronomy
UNESCO launched an initiative in 2004 wherein a network of “creative cities” was to be created in order to promote urban development and international cooperation. The cities are judged in the fields of film, music, literature, crafts and folk arts, design, media arts and gastronomy. This year, two cities from India have made it to the creative cities network – Mumbai for film and Hyderabad for gastronomy, and we, as Indians couldn’t be any prouder.
Hyderabad – A Creative City of Gastronomy
Along with being known as the ‘City of Pearls’ and the ‘City of Nizams’, Hyderabad has now bagged the title of ‘Creative City of Gastronomy’. Food critics, chefs and hotel executives across the country completely agree that Hyderabad deserves this accolade. With influence from Mughlai, Turkish and Iranian cuisines, Hyderabadi food is truly unique and cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Be it the nation-wide famous Hyderabadi Dum Biryani or the rich sweet dish Double Ka Meetha, the cuisine that Hyderabad offers will take you to a whole other universe.
Top Hyderabadi Dishes That Are A Must-Try
- Qubani Ka Meetha (a sweet dish made with dried apricots)
- Mutton Haleem (a spicy, savoury stew made with meat and lentils)
- Mirchi Ka Salan (a rich curry made with chillies and peanuts as a mandatory accompaniment to the Hyderabadi Dum Biryani)
- Double Ka Meetha (a sweet preparation made by soaking fried bread slices in milk and spices)
- Kheema Samosa (a deep-fried puff pastry stuffed with minced meat)
- Sheer Khurma (a sweet vermicelli and milk pudding with some spices and a lot of dry fruits)
- Bagara Baingan (deep-fried brinjals simmered in a rich gravy of peanuts, sesame seeds and coconut, along with various spices)
P.S. We did not mention Hyderabadi Dum Biryani in the above list because, well, it’s kind of obvious, isn’t it?
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