Dakhni Chowgra, Hyderabadi Gosht Biryani & More! U.S. Ambassador Relishes Hyderabadi Cuisine!

by Shreya Rathod
Dakhni Chowgra, Hyderabadi Gosht Biryani & More! U.S. Ambassador Relishes Hyderabadi Cuisine!

The diversity in Indian cuisine is what makes it more special and a tempting treat. You will come across several regional cuisines like Awadhi, Gujarati, Maharashtrian, Malabar, Tamilian, Bengali and so on. And Hyderabadi cuisine is one of them! Recently, US Ambassador Eric Garcetti visited ITC Kohenur in Hyderabad to try the delectable dishes!

US Ambassador Eric Garcetti Tries Delectable Hyderabadi Cuisine!

The US Ambassador has been visiting many Indian cities and has made it a point to sample all the delectable cuisine that each one has to offer. He tried some delicious Hyderabadi food this time at ITC Kohenur’s Dum Pukht restaurant. In a video shared on Twitter, you can see Ambassador Eric Garcetti relishing Hyderabadi cuisine. He seems to love that both dishes were tasty and looked absolutely amazing.

The tweet stated that he has to sample some of the local cuisines whenever he visits a new location! Chef Shivneet Pohoja is to be commended for providing a delectable sample of dakhni chowgra, Hyderabadi gosht biryani, and khubani ka meetha. The video has received over 79k views. The restaurant staff were overjoyed that he enjoyed Hyderabadi food! In his subsequent travels, they hope to introduce an even larger variety of tastes from Telangana, Andhra, and Odisha.

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The US ambassador has been in Hyderabad for a few days. He had previously shared a video of himself and his Embassy colleagues sampling some delectable delights in Hyderabad.

What Is Hyderabadi Cuisine?

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The original cooking method in Hyderabad is referred to as Deccani food or Hyderabadi cuisine. After the Bahmani Sultanate was established, Hyderabad’s haute cuisine started to emerge, and the Qutb Shahi dynasty, which was based in the city of Hyderabad, promoted both the local food and its own.

As Hyderabadi cuisine continued to advance under their patronage, it was turning into a princely legacy of the Nizams of Hyderabad. The cuisine combines elements from South Asian, Mughal, Turkish, and Arabic cuisines with Telangana and Marathwada regional flavours.

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Hyderabadi food is characterised by a vast range of rice, wheat, and meat meals as well as the skilful use of a variety of spices, herbs, and organic ingredients.

Cover Image Courtesy: Canva & US Ambassador Eric Garcetti/ Twitter