Phone: +919885958314, +919959981149
Address: 6-2-30/E, Near DHL Office, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad, Telangana 500004 India
Time: 6 AM to 1 AM
Meals for two: Rs. 800
Cuisines: Biryani, Pakistani, Kebab, Mughlai
If you like to indulge in some characteristic cuisines of the Pashtun and Baloch — the two tribes from North-West Pakistan, Peshawar in Lakdikapul is the restaurant which you need to visit. Though both the cuisines are less on spice, their subtle flavour and distinct taste pack a punch enough to win over your palate.
Peshawar, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad: Decor
There isn’t much to talk about the eatery’s ambiance as it’s plain and simple. Seating is well spaced out and the place is well illuminated. But it’s the appetizing aroma emanating from the kitchen that adds a certain zing to the ambience. We’ve been told that the whole interior is getting revamped shortly and would soon be more visually appealing and comforting.
Peshawar, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad: Food
The place mainly serves Pashtun and Balochi dishes. These cuisines are mildly spiced with loads of cream, ghee and butter,and have some close resemblance to Mughlai and Punjabi delicacies. The eatery’s menu is more non-vegetarian-friendly with a good number of options. From starters, we tried the Saundhe Aloo — a dish made of marinated baby potatoes, stir-fried and served with veggies. The potatoes were crispy from outside and soft inside.
We then ordered the signature Baloch dish — Balauchi Chaap. It consist of lamb chops marinated in simple spices and kept for several hours before being cooked in a charcoal tandoor until juicy and tender. Before being served they are tossed in a cream-based sauce to give them a distinct flavour. Apparently, it’s one of the most popular items on the menu.
Next we opted for Sajid-a-raan-Laham. Another popular item on the menu, the dish serves a marinated lamb leg cooked in a tandoor. After the meat becomes juicy and tender, it is deboned and tossed in chef’s special sauce prepared using selected spices and cream. The portion they serve is enough for three people with good appetite. It goes well with garlic butter naan. One can also try their Mutton Chapli Kebab, minced mutton kebab and Murg Ahed-e-Changezi, to name a few.
For mains, we had the Peshawari Murg Makta with roti. The dish was along the same lines of Butter Chicken, it was simple and wholesome. Their Peshawari Yakhni Pulao, similar to Kashmiri Pulao, though a tad sweeter and subtle, was good. For die-hard connoisseurs of Hyderabadi cuisine, the restaurant also serves biryani in Hyderabadi style.In retrospect, we are sure the Pashtun and Balochi fare at Peshawar would find many takers in Hyderabad.