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Putting Hyderabad’s famous biryani on the Map

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Hyderabad is India’s fourth largest city. It is rich in history and home to the Qutb Shahi tombs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But the city’s biggest claim to fame might be its biryani.

 

The city is filled with restaurants large and small that serve this dish, as well as vendors selling the rice, meat, vegetables, and aromatic spices that go into it. But many of these places, until recently, were lacking reviews and photos on Google Maps. That’s why, in August, a group of Local Guides set out on a biryani adventure. We filmed this super-fun meet-up, and we’re thrilled to show you the final videos today.

 

Caption: Video titled Local Guides Meet-Up: Shopping for Biryani Ingredients in Hyderabad

 

The group’s first stop was Mir Alam Mandi, a market in Old City, the historic walled portion of the city that was built more than 400 years ago. “These places are very crowded and it is difficult to capture them and take pictures,” says Naren, explaining why the group wanted to concentrate on this area.

 

For Naren, this was part of a sustained effort to map Old City. He says that he and other Hyderabadi Local Guides, like Aslam Mohammed (@AslamMohammed), have added more than 150 places in the neighborhood on Google Maps. “Bigger businesses know how to put themselves online,” Aslam says, “but smaller businesses don’t even know what putting yourself on the map means.” He says many of the shops are known only by word of mouth, and that means some smaller biryani joints get overlooked.

 

On day 2 of their meet-up, the Hyderabadi Local Guides learned how to make biryani, then sat down to a delicious lunch. Again, our video team tagged along to document the action.

 

Caption: Video titled Local Guides Meet-Up: Where to Eat Biryani in Hyderabad

 

Aslam and Naren want people to know that biryani is not all the city has to offer. “Our city is more than 400 years old,” says Aslam. “There are so many places that people are not aware of.” He hopes to document the city’s walking and cultural trails so that visitors can follow them on Maps and explore the city for themselves.

 

And for food-loving visitors looking to expand beyond biryani, Naren recommends another local favorite: shawarma.

29 Comments
Level 8

You are rocking star's @AslamMohammed @NarenChandra @LeninBabu 

Thanks for sharing with us @LawrenceNYC

Level 9

Wow , this recap is real good , the shooting days are the best moments i have in my life , and Biriyani Hunting is always ON as a hyderabadi .

3 times a day week long.

thanks @LawrenceNYC for the recap .

Level 9

Thank you @LawrenceNYC for the post,

Thanks @NareshDarji for your compliments.

Had Chicken biryani in the lunch today. minimum twice a week, sometimes more.

 

 


LawrenceNYC yazdı:

Haydarabad Hindistan'ın dördüncü büyük şehridir. Bu Kutub Shahi mezarları, UNESCO Dünya Mirası tarihi ve evde zengindir. Ama şöhrete şehrin en büyük iddiası olan biryani olabilir.

 

Şehir içine gitmek pirinç, et, sebze ve aromatik baharat satan Bu yemeğin hizmet, büyük ve küçük restoran, hem de satıcıları ile doludur. Fakat, bu yerlerin çoğu yakın zamana kadar Google Maps üzerinde yorumları ve fotoğrafları eksik. Yani Ağustos ayında, neden, var Yerel Rehber bir grup biryani maceraya yola . Biz bu süper eğlenceli buluşma filme ve biz bugün son videoları göstermek heyecanlandık.

 

Başlık: video başlıklı Yerel Rehberler Meet-up: Hyderabad Biryani Maddeler İçin Alışveriş

 

The group’s first stop was Mir Alam Mandi, a market in Old City, the historic walled portion of the city that was built more than 400 years ago. “These places are very crowded and it is difficult to capture them and take pictures,” says Naren, explaining why the group wanted to concentrate on this area.

 

For Naren, this was part of a sustained effort to map Old City. He says that he and other Hyderabadi Local Guides, like Aslam Mohammed (@AslamMohammed), have added more than 150 places in the neighborhood on Google Maps. “Bigger businesses know how to put themselves online,” Aslam says, “but smaller businesses don’t even know what putting yourself on the map means.” He says many of the shops are known only by word of mouth, and that means some smaller biryani joints get overlooked.

 

Onların karşılamak-up 2. günde Hyderabadi Yerel Rehberler biryani nasıl öğrenmiş, ardından lezzetli bir yemeğe oturdu. Yine, bizim Video ekibi harekete belgeseli için etiketlenmiş.

 

Başlık: video başlıklı Yerel Rehberler Meet-up: Hyderabad Biryani Yenir Nerede

 

Aslam and Naren want people to know that biryani is not all the city has to offer. “Our city is more than 400 years old,” says Aslam. “There are so many places that people are not aware of.” He hopes to document the city’s walking and cultural trails so that visitors can follow them on Maps and explore the city for themselves.

 

Ve biryanisi ötesine genişletmek isteyen gıda seven ziyaretçiler için, Naren başka bir yerel favori tavsiye eder: shawarma.


 

Level 6

Nice post @LawrenceNYC. It's really an awsome effort to map the lesser known and small businesses in any place. @NarenChandra and @AslamMohammed commendable job. Applaud...

Great post @LawrenceNYC, it was really an amazing experience to have Local guides team shoot our meetup in Hyderabad. 

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Awesome :) good job @AslamMohammed @NarenChandra @LeninBabu 

Level 7

@LawrenceNYC Thanks for writing a post about it. Hyderabad Biryani IS one of the best. Tasting it must be on everyone's bucket list.
@NarenChandra@LeninBabu@AslamMohammed, and a few others did a really great job of sharing the experience with the community.

Level 8

@LawrenceNYC that's really yummy .

@NarenChandra that was an amazing effort . Try our malabari biriyani too!😘😘🍛🍛

 

@StephenAbraham does that ring any bells ??😂😂#balabari biriyani 

Level 10

@Rasi check out our version below

https://www.localguidesconnect.com/t5/General-Discussion/Share-a-great-Biryani-Briyani-place-near-yo...

 

And we should start - Where to eat best Aviyal in Kerala #BestAviyal #KeralaLocalGuides :-)

Level 1

Awsome 

Level 7
Level 7

How can I make you come to my place to shoot this kind of video @LawrenceNYC #anantapur #anantapurlocalguides @NarenChandra

Level 6

Great post @LawrenceNYC, it was one of my best experience shooting with other Local guides. 

Had lot of fun and learnt many things!!!!! 

Level 8

Nice post!

Level 5

Woow, what a post! Truly inspiring for budding guides like me. I seek forward to join you guys in helping getting our city more accessible and closer to people's hearts.

 

Level 8

Nice post @LawrenceNYC 

Level 8

Its a great way to explore the city and the specialities of the city,and promote the small businesses. 

Biryani is a must mention dish on Google maps. Thanks to @NarenChandra @AslamMohammed and other local guides to add this kind of places on maps.

Level 3

awesome article! I love Indian food (like almost every delicious food ;)) I wish we would have more of these restaurants here in Germany, lake constance ! my name is Klaus

Level 3

very nice post for  biryani lovers,the video you is very useble .the presentation is good.The old and tradional cooking biryani was shown in niceway,old famus restarunts in old city are revealed.thank you

Level 9

I so wish I could go here for a great meal on Biryani!  Thanks for sharing. :)

Level 6

Thank you @LawrenceNYC for ur information...........

i love hyderabad biryani so much & so much. iam very close to this food from my childhood. eating of hyderabadi biryani i feel that it's a wonderful time, it's a fantastic movement, this vedio is a mesmerizing creation. thanks for this video.

Level 7

Thanks for this video post @LawrenceNYC  Great information about Hyderabad Biryani

Level 6

This is brilliant.

Keep exploring new places and put them on the online world!

Great work by the entire Hyderabad local guide team. Superb!!

Level 2

Hey mister i'm from indonesia  how getting in poin in youtube can gett money

Level 7

Wow, it's amazing view on video

Level 1

wow, that's awesome.

Level 7

Good Job @LawrenceNYC