Chai and biscuits, Hyderabadi style

3O6B0055To experience a city completely, you have to experience its food, partake of its local snacks and the local cuisine. When people think of their experience of Hyderabad, the famed Biryani is not the only food that comes to mind. They think of Irani Chai, Osmania, Khara and Fruit biscuits too. Why not? Chai and conversation is an integral part of India’s culture.

Therefore, if you have been out and about the city and become hungry, especially between meals, there is nothing as refreshing and comforting as a hot cup of Irani chai, a plate of freshly baked Khara biscuits and quality conversation. Don’t be surprised if you polish off the entire plate on your own and share in only the conversation! These cookies are crispy, soft and irresistible.

img_3235At our Bakery in the Secunderabad Outlet, we also serve Plum Cakes, Pastries and Puffs. You will not have to wait for Christmas to relish the rich and sweet Plum Cakes we bake in-house. You can choose from pastries in different flavours and also have your pick of vegetarian and non-vegetarian Puffs.If you have a celebration planned, a birthday treat or a team celebration at work, you can get all the Pastries, Puffs and Samosas you want to make it a celebration to remember.

img_3195If you can’t have enough of this all, worry not. Our biscuits also come in neatly packed boxes that you can take home. These also make great gifts for those friends and colleagues who miss these and miss Hyderabad. What’s more? These are available at all our Outlets. So just visit our Bakeries and order a cup of Irani Chai and those melt-in-the-mouth Khara biscuits to start with. Then you can proceed to the Puffs or is it a Pastry that you are suddenly craving?!


A special winter treat

im1Winter is here, and with it, the familiar chill. Temperatures are dropping, but not the spirits. In fact, most of us are cheered by the joyful intimations of the approaching holiday season. As we prepare to unwind, relax and have a great time, we want to recommend you some drinks and dishes from the Hyderabadi kitchen that will keep you warm and upbeat.

In the mornings, a cup of hot Irani chai with Osmania biscuits is a great way to warm oneself at the start of the day. The crunchy and creamy texture of the Osmania biscuits perfectly complements the refreshing taste of the Chai. For lunch, it is hard to surpass the delightful feeling that washes over you as you enjoy a bowl of authentic Hyderabadi Biryani.

16 Tulsi MurgThose facing a snack attack in the evening can try the popular Chai – Samosa combo at our Café/Bakeries. We also serve irresistibly delicious Puffs, which are popular with the younger lot. For dinner, you can try out our finest selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian Kebabs – hot off the grill. In the main course, you can never go wrong with our selection of flavourful Curries and soft Rotis.

There are Desserts too that are served nice. Our Double-ka-Meeta, made with pure ghee and topped off with roasted pistachio, is the best climax you could think of for a royal Hyderabadi meal. There’s nothing like having asli Hyderabadi khana during winter. Walk in to Paradise Restaurants/Takeaways in Hyderabad and Bengaluru and enjoy a special winter treat.

Chat over Chai

 Ask anyone who has grown up in Hyderabad about his favourite haunt and chances are that it is most likely a Café. These are not to be confused with modern Cafés sporting trendy interiors and serving lattes and sandwiches. Far from it, to all appearances, these are modest places with closely-stacked wooden furniture and energetic waiters briskly plying guests with hot Irani Chai and Samosas.2

But, how these places bustle with energy. The absolutely addictive Irani Chai is a magical concoction that sustains many conversations and debates. Made by mixing tea decoction with boiled and condensed milk, the strong flavour of the Irani Chai instantly refreshes the mind. Best enjoyed with a hot Samosa or a crispy Khara biscuit, the Chai continues to hold its sway on millions to this day.

From around 5:30 AM to 11 PM everyday, these Cafes radiate boundless energy and mirth. They host debates on a wide range of topics including politics, cricket, movies, and of course, gossip. Nor is all activity light-hearted, the legendary M.F. Hussain used to visit these cafes and paint vigorously. A lot of influential political movements have germinated in these places.
Paradise Café on the ground floor of our Secunderabad Food Court has been a popular landmark from its early days. The place attracts thousands everyday who enjoy the timeless Irani Chai to the accompaniment of Osmania or Khara biscuits, Samosas and cream buns. Come visit our Café and experience the inimitable aura of these remarkable places.