Older than a century, here’s where Hyd’s square-shaped Munshi naan rolls

Hyderabad: With the right pinch of Mughal, Iranian and Turkish influence, Hyderabad’s delicacies have always stood out. Recently, the city’s biriyanis and haleems have earned it a place in UNESCO’s ‘Most Creative Cities’ list.

While famous ‘gosht ke kebab’ cooked in cold curd, ‘kacche gosht ki biryani’, ‘roti pe boti’, ‘sookha mutton’, are equally popular, the ‘Chaar koni Naan’, whose freshly baked aroma fills the narrow streets in Charminar, stays close to the heart of every Hyderabadi.

The oldest shop known for its char koni naan is the Khadeem Munshi Naan, located in Purani Haveli in the old city. Famously called ‘Munshi Naan’, the shop was established during the era of Nizam rule in Hyderabad.

 

Dheeshma Puzhakkal

Dheeshma Puzhakkal is currently a Reporter with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University, she has interned with Greater Kashmir newspaper and NDTV. Dheeshma has also made short films and documentaries. Her documentary ‘Still I Rise’, which is based on sex-trafficking in Hyderabad’s Old City, has earned accolades in several film festivals, such as International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala (IDSFFK). An avid foodie, she loves to travel and listen to stories that others tell. Photography is one of her all-time interests. She has extensively written on satellite-based journalism, health, consumer, and data stories besides covering anti-crime investigative agencies.

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