Tatva is a vegetarian fine-dine that manages to surprises time and again.
Tatva serves what is arguably the best vegetarian rendition of the famous Galauti Kebab in the city. Similarly, there is a vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie, which swaps lamb with soybean. The expertly designed menu adeptly balances the familiar comfort food with lesser-known fare from around the country and the world.
Smoky Pitara's signature schtick is mystery boxes of food. Diners can pick the cuisine they like and Chef will assemble the boxes for them.
Each box can easily be shared by two to three diners. Besides the Pitaras, there is a weekday lunch buffet as well as an elaborate a la carte selection. The cleverly crafted menu offers a mishmash of various cuisines; familiar and robust flavours that will appeal to all ages.
The only thing you need to worry about while visiting Rajdhani is having an empty tummy. The food comes thick and fast, and it is almost impossible to not over-indulge. The dishes are primarily Gujarati and Rajasthani.
The menu changes every day; however, you can always expect some lip-smacking Farsaan and Dal Baati Churma followed by sumptuous gravies and Khichdi.
Rotis is an old favourite that continues to draw a large crowd through the week. It operates like a well-oiled machine, and, service and kitchen continue chugging along at a brisk pace even when the restaurant is packed to the brim. The menu is vast and offers a mix of the usual suspects, as well as Indianised, takes on Italian and Mexican.
A pure vegetarian Italian fine-dine - Little Italy is in a league of its own, in more ways than one. Both the Hyderabad outlets of this Pune based chain are adept at ensuring you have a jolly good time filled with memorable food.
A'la Liberty was the first to prove that it is possible for a pure vegetarian restaurant to go beyond Paneer Butter Masala and Dal Makhani, and still, be really successful. The cuisine at A'la Liberty has morphed somewhat over the years. The current menu is a blend of Pan-Asian, Indian, and European along with streaks of Mexican. The popular A'la Liberty lunch and dinner buffet also offer a similar mix of dishes.
The Chutneys recipe is simple, yet when it comes to South Indian tiffins, very few have been able to even come close to its enviable success. Babai Hotel Idli, Vada, Steamed Dosa, and Ghee Karam Dosa are the favourites here. Chutneys also have an elaborate main course selection; however, if you are visiting for lunch, it is best to opt for the South Indian or the North Indian Thali.
While the ground floor of Bikanervala is devoted to snacks and sweets, the first floor houses a chic restaurant that offers buffet and a la carte meals. The strength of the vegetarian buffet here lies in the excellent Farsaan and Desserts. The main course features North Indian favourites such as Kadi Pakodi, Dal Makhani, and Paneer Makhanwala.
Pallab De is a techie who arrived in Hyderabad towards the beginning of the decade and fell in love with the city’s vibrant and rich culinary legacy. He has been blogging for over a decade and a half, and, shares his food-related musings under the moniker of ‘Hyderabad Food Guy’.