Address: Plot 18, VIP Hills, Silicon Valley, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081 India
Time: 12 Noon to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM
Meals for two: Rs. 800
Cuisines: North Indian
Facilities: No Alcohol Available, Wifi, Wallet Accepted, Outdoor Seating
Authentic home-style Punjabi food is what Dildaar brings to the ‘Techpur’ (Hitech City) of Hyderabad. Located in the heart of Madhapur, the joint is a ray of hope for those who lament, “Hyderabad doesn’t have an authentic Punjabi dhaba”.
Dildaar, Madhapur, Hyderabad: DECOR
Themed after a typical roadside dhaba, the place boasts of both indoor and outdoor seating. With knotty pine wood plank doors, brownish-yellow wall paints, ripped brick walls, reclaimed antique window frames and colored-glass bottles adoring the walls, its interiors are visually appealing. The rustic coir woven chairs and wooden tables, parrot props and alternate hanging lights add to the entire setup. If you find anything missing, the retro Bollywood songs in the background are sure to make it up for it.
Dildaar, Madhapur, Hyderabad: FOOD
The menu isn’t very extensive but simple and well laid out. For starters, the Paneer Tikka Patiala was really soft and it melted in the mouth.The Tandoori Chicken was juicy and a tad crispy, but was very appetising. Other delicacies such as Murgh Malai Kebab, Murgh Balochi and Chicken Kebab Amritsari too are worth a try.
One has to try their Punjabi Special Kulchas that are served with a choice of kulchas, chole, lacha pyaz (onions), chutney and achaar. We went for the Chur Chur Naan — a slightly flaky naan stuffed with paneer and served with a dollop of makhan (fresh butter) on top. It was absolute delightful with the chole and chutney. The Chicken Kheema Naan, Chilli Cheese Keema Naan, apart from the Mutter Paneer and Cheese Garlic Kulcha, too are quite popular.
Among the other tantalizing dishes, the creamy Butter Chicken and Spicy Chicken Tikka Masala were flavorful and wholesome. The Butter Naan went really well with the Mutton Rogan Josh that became spicier with each bite. We finished off with the Special Patiala Lassi — one glassful of pure deliciousness topped with thick malai. It was so good that we almost went into food trance while savoring it. The service staff is cordial, friendly and are swift. Overall, Dildhaar serves near – authentic Punjabi cuisine with generous portions at a reasonable price without compromising on quality and flavors.