Mealtimes in Hyderabad are not a daily routine but a ritual and a time for celebration. The food is most often is a repast consisting of rice, wheat and meats embellished with spices, herbs, raisins and nuts slow cooked patiently to extract the rich flavors and textures that are the hallmarks of Hyderabadi cuisine. Hyderabadi cuisine has evolved over centuries from foreign and native, an amalgamation of Mughlai, Turkish and Arabic along with the influence of the native Telugu and Marathwada cuisines.
For travelers the streets in the bazaars of Hyderabad are worth exploring lined with eateries and stalls purveying the choicest dishes notably Hyderabadi biryani and Haleem washed down by Suleimani tea. Elsewhere, dotting the cityscape are numerous restaurants and upmarket gourmet establishments in luxury hotels that serve Hyderabadi cusine.