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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hyderabad Briyani

Hyderabad Briyani

The word Biryani came from a Persian word ‘Berya(n)’ which means fried. It is actually a mixture of Basmati Rice, Chicken, Mutton, Egg, Potato and many spices. It is a very popular dish of South Asia, specially in India. Biryani was introduced to South India when Aurangzeb invaded India. The blending of Mughlai and Telugu cuisines in the kitchens of the Nizam, rulers of the historic Hyderabad State, resulted in the creation of Hyderabadi Biryani.Hyderabadi Biryani is of two types: the Kachchi (raw) Biryani, and the Pakki (cooked) Biryani.

Top places to have briyani in Hyderabad

1) Paradise :Branches at Secunderbad,Hitec City,Kukatapally,Begumpet ,Masabtank

2)Pista house :Branches at Shalibanda rd,Tolichowki,Nampally

3) Cafe Bahar,Hyderguda

4)Bawarchi ,RTC x road:

5)Shah Ghouse :Tolichowki & Chaminar

6) Hotel Azizia,Nampally
7)Shadab Restaurant,Charminar
8) Hotel Madina,Charminar
9)Nayaab hotel,Charminar
10)Victoria Restaurant,Charminar
11)Bismillah hotel,Charminar
12)Pakwan Restaurant,Bowenpally
13)Parvez Hotel,Nampally
14)Hotel Niagara,Charminar
15)Astoria Hotel
16 Alpha hotel

to sum it up ,the unique taste gives the Hyderabad briyani a special place in people heart.If you are from Tamilnadu like me you definitely willn't like at the first time.But after couple of times you will like it very much.

Briyani is also famous in Lucknow,Kolkatta ,Tamilnadu and Delhi
Some best places in Lucknow

1) Wahid
2) Lalla Briyani

Some best places in Kolkatta
1) Arsalan [ Park Circus ]
2)Shiraz [ Park Street Crossing ]
3)Aminia [ Esplanade ]

In Tamilnadu Vaniampadi,Ambur,Dindigul briyani are famous

Having said all these ,I still feel the briyani made my mother is the best in the world.Nothing can match it.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Iranian Chai

Iranian chai / Tea is a popular drink in Hyderabad .At one time, Irani chai defined the café culture in Hyderabad, especially the old city. Introduced by settlers from Persia, the beverage and the places serving it evolved into an institution over time.

 There is an interesting story behind Irani chai’s origination in hyderabad.  It is said that Persian immigrants came to Mumbai’s port in last century and prior to that for better life and trade purposes. From Mumbai they migrated to pune and then to Hyderabad. Along with them came the concept of Iranian Chai.

They say that the difference in Irani chai and rest of the tea style made in India varies in the making/ preparing process. The tea leaves are boiled in a separate container along with water and milk is also boiled in separate container. Then while serving to the customers they pour in first the milk then the liquid solution made out of tea leaves. This process is seen in many places which still retain that Iranian touch.

Irani chai is mostly served in a white ceramic cup and saucer

Some of the best places to have Iranian Tea in Hyderabad

Shah Ghouse Restaurant , Shah ali banda Road , Charminar 

Farasha Irani Café and Shahrah Cafe , Charminar 

Paradise , Secunderbad 

Garden restaurant , Near clock tower,Secunderabad 

Sarvi Café at Banjara Hills

Cafe Nimrah,Charminar

Hotel Vijaya Dharsini : Near Venky express outlet , Opp to Cyber Gateway

Alpha Hotel opposite to Secunderabad railway station is also one must have place for tea , though it is not a Iranian chai .

Basically i am not tea lover . But after tasting this Iranian chai , i can't resist my selves from having Iranian chai whenever I cross these Tea shops . In Chennai , Bhurai Hotel ,Mount road is one place where tea is very good . Tea along with Keema Samaso is must have whenever you visit this place .

Is there any Iranian tea shop in Chennai.If so please share.

Never leave Hyderabad without tasting this Iranian chai.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Coin and Currency collectors-Where

For those who are hunting for old coins and currency notes,check at the following places.

@ Hyderabad

a) Exactly at Charminar Monument

b) Near Mecca Masjid,Charminar


a) Near Sarvodhiya Ilakiya panai,Periyar Bustand

Majestic hobby centre
Mobile No :94430 22008

b) Opp to Madurai railway station ,Mangama sathram


a) Near Spencer plaza

b) Higginbotham bookstore,Opp to LIC,Mount road

c)New Moore market,Near central railway station

Note:Most of these shops will open at evening[After 4].Normally they sell  at exorbitant prices.Do a qucik research on net before going to these kind of shops .Beware of duplicate as well.Happy buying

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Diamond Comics


                                             Diamond Comics: is the India's largest selling comics. Being published in almost all the regional languages, Diamond Comics has attained an unmatched reach to every corner of India. It is providing the best Comic literature to Indian children for the last four decades. Infact, you name any Indian or foreign character and you will find it in Diamond Comics. It has attained the readership of all age groups. 

Diamond Comics is responsible for popular Indian comics characters such as Chacha Chaudhary

Diamond Comics has been publishing many foreign characters comics such as Phantom, Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, James Bond, etc.  in India. 

Diamond Comics is the publisher of characters of India's famous cartoonist; Pran.

Well the reason for this post is while browsing for some other thing i stumble on this site. They are offering gift pack containing 10 books of particular character.Bingo.I saw one of my fav hero story available in their site.

It is Mandrake.The quality of book is not that much great .but still for the love of Mandrake ,i bought these books.though the original price of these books is Rs 15,they are now selling it for Rs 50.

I bought Phantom ,James bond,He man too.Many of Phantom stories have come in Rani comics and few came in Muthu comics too.for a people like me who once have read all the stories in rani comics,it was travel down the memory lane to the glorious childhood days.Each book contain 2 or 3 stories .some of the books are in color.Overall it is must for Mandrake and Phantom lovers.

you can buy the book from http://www.diamondcomic.com/.It is also available on popular sites like homeshop18, Infibeam etc.