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The tale of Irani chai and its origin in Hyderabad

Recently, Hyderabad was included in the UNESCO’s culinary heritage list, as the Creative City of Gastronomy.
Hyderabadi’s love their daily cup Irani chai and Osmania biscuit. Hyderabad’s oldest Irani hotel, Grand hotel which started in 1935 is still running strong. However, most people are not aware of the Iranian roots, and how the early owners of these cafes or restaurants migrated from Iran. In this episode of Beyond Charminar, Mr. Mohammed Farookh Jaleel Rooz, the owner of Grand Hotel discusses with Yunus, how Irani chai, Hyderabadi biryani and other lesser known Hyderabadi delicacies have evolved.
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Yunus Lasania
Journalist and Writer

The tale of Irani chai and its origin in Hyderabad