Address: 3rd Floor, Bullet King Building, Opposite Cyber Gateway, Hitec City Main Road, Hitech City, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Time: 12 Noon to 11:30 PM
Meals for two: Rs. 800
Cuisines: Andhra, Biryani, North Indian, South Indian
Facilities: Home Delivery, No Alcohol Available, Wifi, Free Parking, Table booking recommended
When we went to Mirchis recently to try something new, we were immediately drawn in by the amazing aroma of spices. Located on the busy Hitech City Main road, Mirchis serves Indian fare and with more emphasis on Andhra cuisine.
Mirchis, Hitech City, Hyderabad: Decor
The decor is really attractive. The place has a nice scheme and ambience, and what impressed us most were the 400-odd potted plants that gave the place a refreshing look. With comfortable seating, this is a good option to dine over some soothing retro Telugu songs.
Mirchis, Hitech City, Hyderabad: Food
Delicious southern Indian flavours are always a rare option to find in the city but Mirchis guarantees to serve some of those exciting dishes to those who appreciate food with a zing factor. They also serve some north Indian and Chinese food to give multiple choices to the diners. Their Shakahara Bhojanam — Thali version is a standout dish. Even though it’s served only during lunch, it’s well balanced and wholesome.
From the à la carte, we had the Miriyala Putta Godugulu — which is shallow fried peppery mushrooms, an interesting starter which set the course for the rest of the meal. Then came the Allam Kodi Seekulu (Chicken), Karivepaku Chepa Vepudu (Fish) and Andhra Mamsam Roast (Mutton). While the Allam Kodi was juicy and soft, it lacked the ginger flavour that you expect with the dish; the Karivepaku (Curry Leaves) Chepa Vepudu was a burst of flavours and aromatic. The Mutton Roast was perfectly done, nicely roasted with whole grounded spices.
For the mains, we ordered Gutti Vankaya Koora (stuffed Brinjal curry), Phool Makhani Kaju Curry (Lotus seed cashew curry) and Rayalavari Chicken curry. The stuffed brinjal tasted good with steamed rice, the Phool Makhni was very creamy and thick, mildly spiced and perfect with breads. The Chicken curry was fiery, but tasty. Since the dish is a specialty of the Rayalaseema region, it ought to be fiery and it was beautifully made with homemade chef’s special spices. The curries and masalas are flavourful and spicy, but not in an overpowering way.
For those who love pulao, you must try their Nellore Kodi Pulao. Though it can be a bit too hot to handle for some, it’s flavorsome and worth a try. For desserts, try their Palak Halwa, which is unique and impressive.