Roots of Aurangabad can be traced way back to the era of the Mughal ruler Aurangazeb, from who the city got it’s name. City of Aurangabad is replete with history, magnificent Mughal architecture and ancient gastronomic experience fit for royals. Usually, the city of Aurangabad skips notice of any average foodies. It takes an especially obsessive epicurean crazy about Mughal food to truly appreciate all that this city has to offer. Due to it’s geographical location and a royal Mughal history, Aurangabad is a unique blend of Maharashtrian and Hyderabadi cuisine. Even though the city houses some awesome carnivorous splendor, it does host several impressive vegetarian restaurants as well.<br>
Tahri, a kind of biryani, is a crowd-pleasing dish enjoyed by locals a lot. It is made by combining meat with rice and is a popular one-pot dish staple amongst Muslim community. Another Mughal favorite, tagged exclusively as Aurangabad’s own is Naan Khaliya/Qalia. It can be traced back to the army camps of Aurangazeb, where ‘naan’ cooked in tandoor is paired with ‘qalia’, a spicy mutton curry concoction. A trip to Aurangabad is incomplete without a food walk around Buddi Galli. This labyrinth of old narrow lanes is filled with hawkers selling mouth-watering Mughlai food.