Four Cloud Kitchens to Order Food From in Hyderabad

The Cloud Kitchen concept has matured over time, and now you have many entrepreneurs adopting this model for food and beverages. Here in Hyderabad, we have quite a few delivery only setups, some with ultra-modern facilities, giving us a chance to experience diverse cuisines. Cloud kitchen and home chefs are subjects very close to my heart, as I believe less capital intensive models of food business can lead to a whole crop of successful small entrepreneurs and self-employed persons. As I keep on tracking the cloud kitchen scene in the city, here are a few that caught my eyes in recent times.

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Delivered Dishes from Arancini

Food from Telangana kitchens have always been a matter of much debate. I find a lot of pundits claiming that the differences between Telangana and Andhra food are minimal. However, others rightly opine that Telangana cuisine itself is diverse with lots of difference even between foods of different districts. More about that possibly in a different post. Here I want to talk about Telangana Vindu (Call 9494024345) , a cloud kitchen in Begumpet offering traditional food from Karimnagar in particular.

Food From Telangana Vindu

The person behind this kitchen, Malathi Rao is from Karimnagar, and she uses her home recipes to rustle up some really tasty stuff. The Karimnagar style Mutton Curry is spicy (You can ask her to play down the chillies, but I prefer it this way) but there was a nice santolan (balance) in the masalas, and this went famously with some flavour rich Bagara Rice she prepared. The Gudla Pulusu (egg curry) was par for the course, and the slightly dry Kheema (with kalejis and nalli) was unputdownable. Really enjoyed the meal, as well as the traditional presentation in earthenware and saal leaves.

Gudla Pulusu (Top) and Kheema

They also do Natu Kodi, Jonna Rote, Fish and Prawns. Will try more dishes from their stable soon. Good to see local cloud kitchens offering Telangana food, as most of the restaurants shy away from doing it.

Grilled Chicken in Pepper Sauce (Arancini)

There are not too many cloud kitchen dishing out continental fare, and Arancini (Call 7702461100) steps in to fill that gap in the market. The new European cloud kitchen is part of Jus'Gourmet, who are known for their other brands The Indiway and Penang. The stuff they do is extremely interesting. Grilled Chicken in Pepper Sauce (served with mashed potatoes) is the dish which I would wholeheartedly recommend, both as the chicken was finished to the correct texture and the sauce tasted rich and nice.

House Special Pizza (Top) and Blueberry Cheesecake

D Chopra Salad (strange name but the mixed veg salad is very fresh and tasty) with an array of vegetables in it. Blueberry Cheesecake, Sourdough House Special Pizza, Chicken Hot Dog and Lasagne were all very very impressive. If you have a sweet tooth go for their Walnut Brownie. They have quite a diverse menu to choose from, and from the crop I tasted I feel they will do a good job in most of them.

Being in Hyderabad, how can we have cloud kitchens not offering biryani as the signature dish? Love with Biryani introduces a good choice in biryanis, Andhra Pulavs (which are also called biryanis in this city) and other dishes that can be ordered from your homes all over Hyderabad. 

Chicken Dum Biryani

In the preview pack they sent across, the packaging is one of the best I have seen from delivery-only brands. Prawn Ghee Roast Biryani was the one I liked the best among the three biryanis sent, the others being Chicken Dum Biryani and Gongura Mamsam Biryani. Another dish I would recommend from them is Kachi Mirchi Ka Murgh. They also do kababs, Peshawari Murgh, the one I sampled was par for the course.

Kali Mirch Ka Murgh (Top) and Peshawri Murgh

If you are a fan of grilled chicken, look no further. Nitrogrill (Call 8008968272) at Somajiguda is offering some real tender and juicy Nitro Grilled Chicken based on their original recipe, and augmented by the outstanding flavours of their two proprietary sauces - Nitro Sauce and Cheesy Sauce. You can opt for sides such as Saffron Rice, Coleslaw and Large Fries to make it a complete meal. A highlight of the dishes is the very little amount of oil used for their preparation. Again here, both the quality of the chicken and sauce were praiseworthy.

Nitro Grill Chicken

The cloud kitchen has its own site from where the dishes can be ordered. The stuff comes in neat biodegradable packaging which is microwaveable. They also offer some delicious Chocolate Mousse which can be ordered alongside.

Chocolate Mousse

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