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  • hey guys Sam here with another India episode and today we're gonna be kicking

  • things off with a South Indian breakfast feast we were lucky enough to have two

  • locals show us around during our time in Hyderabad Saliesh and Rakesh and on this

  • particular morning we met at Minerva cafe where we ate vada a savory fried

  • lentil donut Dona upma a semolina dish with vegetables and chilies Pongal a rice

  • lentil dish served with sambar and chutney puri a puffed up hall of

  • flatbread paired with curry food Uttapam a savory pancake that's a bit thicker

  • than a dosa and full of nuts and vegetables and lastly Minerva's

  • specialty coffee which is served with milk no sugar and yet it has a natural

  • sweetness to it so let's jump into the South Indian

  • breakfast feast and then we'll take you to visit Golconda fort which once

  • stored the world-famous Koh-i-Noor diamond within its walls

  • good morning good morning guys greetings from Hyderabad India today is a very

  • special day we're gonna be visiting a place called Minerva coffee shop and

  • it's one of the most famous places you can get breakfast in the city of Hyderabad Oh Minerva

  • coffee shop is one of the most reputed places in Hyderabad it has been serving

  • breakfast in almost 29 years and these people love it over here because of the

  • quality of food and you know the variety and the taste so if you like you know

  • one of the best places in town so this one is the main branch over here is the

  • first branch and it's been expanding ever since awesome let's go on and have

  • some really good food so excited we're trying something for the very first time

  • as Vada these are made with the lentil paste and they're a savory doughnut

  • apparently there is true staple at this restaurant oh I'm just gonna break that

  • bad boy in half look at that looks incredible so there's a number of

  • different chutneys you can try some of them are like this coconut your sambal

  • there's ones that are spicy just one that's peanut based so I think I'm gonna

  • go for a peanut base dunk it in oh oh my gosh so crispy on the outside

  • fluffy a kind of light taste to it combined with that sauce it's delicious

  • so neat to be having savory doughnuts because I usually associate doughnuts

  • with a as a sweet dish mmm so good I should mention that this restaurant

  • that's been open since 1987 is a vegetarian only restaurant next up I am

  • gonna try it in the coconut Wow look I'll pick that coconut is

  • oh don't my gosh anything with coconut is an instant win for me one of my

  • favorite chutneys for sure so now trying this with the Sambal

  • apparently he's supposed to dip it in here for quite a while let it soak

  • so it's lentil and tomato based oh it tastes a little good it just soaks it up

  • it's very liquidy and the last one for me to try is a spicy sauce whoa whoa oh

  • wow oh those will sweep as a sweet and spicy

  • sauce let's quite potent them I love this right

  • first time trying it and it's an instant hit with my taste buds alright your guys

  • turn to try it we're on the outside and soft inside I love it love it

  • you guys have a favorite chutney yeah it's got a lot of kick well how about

  • for you if you have a favorite chutney yeah my favorite Japanese the girl not

  • one okay it's often creamy I'm not that spicy so I think that's good enough for

  • a start in the morning well I really like that one - that's the

  • first one I actually tried so the second dish of our self Indian breakfast food

  • tour is upma and this is made with semolina as you can see it's been kind

  • of molded into a round paste here and it also features vegetables I can see

  • chilies here onions and carrots so yeah I'm just gonna get after it in a dissect

  • it here a bit so you guys can see what it looks like

  • check out this time for my first bite guys really excited about this and again

  • with any South Indian dish especially breakfast items you've got your variety

  • of chutney so there's a peanut one a couple spicy ones here and the coconut

  • so I really like the peanut well actually I like the Kamal to be honest I

  • really like peanut one especially so I'm gonna try it with that first don't can

  • you good oh wow that's still good it reminds me

  • of polenta it just has that same consistency like the semolina is very

  • fine alright now they try one of this place

  • it once this spicy sauce I love it's kind of sweet and spicy that gives a lot

  • more kick Wow this place it's hitting me hard hitting me hard in the morning

  • alright dude I think we've both found a winner the second dish we're in love

  • this upma so good so good huh oh it's incredible it's really just like polenta

  • the best part is this ginger chutney put that on top and he just paid it into me

  • today I love it love it the great thing about it it's a spine

  • grain realize the little vegetables throughout yeah a little bit of peanuts

  • in there green chili for the ginger chutney not standing you know what's

  • incredible is when you have with all these different chutneys it like it's

  • almost like you're having like three or four different dishes because every

  • every one changes the flavor yeah I mean that's the best part about it right yeah

  • yeah it's just clear United State one flavor throughout yeah you're eating

  • like three four we have like five right there oh yeah and you can mix and match

  • it to your preference you're actually just mixed together yeah coconut and the

  • ginger oh it's like sweet and spicy so next up is Pongal and if it looks

  • familiar to the last dish it's because it is shaped like the last dish so it

  • comes with steamed rice featuring lentils also has cracked pepper and

  • curry leaves I can tell already that's a lot more dense than the last one that

  • tasted like polenta so I've got a little piece here and my spoon he's gonna try

  • it with the peanut sauce which is always a winner

  • love that chutney sauce that's awesome so good hmm

  • this also has nuts right yeah oh wow I really enjoyed the nuts in them it's

  • definitely thicker and it's uh it's got a nice savory taste it just combines

  • very well with the sauces next one I'm gonna be trying the spicy ginger sauce

  • which has become one of my favorites when I'm not choking on it what I know

  • what I think for this particular dish and I actually prefer this place eat

  • ginger sauce I think it goes even better together all right so next up is puri

  • which is basically a puffed up flatbread it's made with wheat and it's cooked in

  • deep fried oil so what I'm gonna do is tear off a piece like this oh I forgot

  • to mention it comes with two different curries they're not chutneys this time so

  • we've got a vegetable curry and a potato mash so I'm going to try to vegetable

  • one first nice thing is that you can just put it right in the center kind of

  • roll it up like this and then just pop it in your mouth oh wow how did

  • delicious vegetable crime this is delicious like these curries are a bit

  • more filling than the chutneys so even though the curry itself isn't filling

  • the amount of curry you get makes it rolling so you could turn this into into

  • a meal for sure the biggest puri I've ever had

  • I love the vegetable curry it's a little spicy it's really rich in flavors you

  • make into a taco brought it up there we go

  • pop it oh the flavors are just unreal I could

  • eat this at any time of day what about you did everyday everyday anytime are

  • they yeah last but not least we're having Uttapam and this is known

  • a savory pancake from South India it has a lot of different ingredients you've

  • got cashew nuts you've got onions you've got curry

  • leaves you've got carrots it looks absolutely fantastic I can break off a

  • nice piece and it comes with typical chutneys and curry so you've got the

  • coconut chutney over here you've got the vegetable curry

  • you've got the peanut based chutney and then you have the ginger so let's go for

  • some ginger let's go for some spice start it off I really like this pancake

  • the savory pancake it's got a lot of vegetables

  • it's nice trying something a little bit thicker too so yeah if you're in the

  • mood for something a little bit more filling a little bit more satisfying

  • you'll probably want to order this pancake it's dense it's thick the other

  • thing I should mention is that is cooked in ghee and that makes it gives an extra

  • special flavor it's really delicious no man we're gonna finish things off with

  • the coffee which is absolutely perfect because you know it's gonna help wake

  • this up and I need my coffee of my morning right yeah don't get my chai or

  • my coffee I get cranky so I'm gonna try this one decent amount of milk and

  • apparently there's no sugar so it's gonna be interesting to try

  • Oh piping hot oh it's got a richness milkiness to it it's got a little bit of

  • natural sweetness to just subtle that's a really good cup of coffee I can see

  • why people come here for that so the South Indian breakfast was delicious I

  • loved how many different savory options there was in fact there was nothing

  • really sweet which is fascinating it's a great way to start the day I loved all

  • the different variety and now we're gonna move on and check out an

  • attraction for a bit after that feast of a breakfast we all got in the car

  • together and drove all Golconda Fort for a tour this Fort is located

  • about 11 kilometers outside of Hyderabad and it's one of the city's top

  • attractions breakfast foods so good and the problem is like every dish she gets

  • there like the first issue like Wow and you just you have too many bites so the

  • next is too many bites and then my third dish you're done and we had six or seven

  • dishes I know how many we have fire sick wife was the coffee I'm stuffed

  • So Golconda Fort has a history of more than 400 years and then it was built another

  • coat of Shahi dynasty and Golkonda Fort the name itself says that the fort is

  • round in shape I mean the land or the fort encompassing that area is round

  • that's why gol is the name cona is nothing but a hill so this is a round

  • fort on top of a hill and this place is pretty much known for its diamond trade

  • and all they have a lot of merchants there was a bazaar inside the fort where

  • a lot of merchants all across India would comment rate their diamonds the

  • world famous Kohinoor diamond is also said to be from the Golconda fort I

  • forgot to mention the price of coming here it's 300 rupees for foreigners and

  • 25 for locals got my ticket here and I actually thought the entrance to go in

  • here is gonna be much sooner it took quite a while to walk here and that's

  • just a testament to how big this place is is absolutely massive

  • to give you a bit more information Golconda fort dates back to the 16th

  • century and it's considered to be one of the finest strongholds in India it was

  • built atop a hundred and twenty meter high granite Hill offering a wide

  • vantage point so any approaching enemies could be spotted this fort was

  • constructed to be impenetrable the gates were studded with iron spikes to stop

  • war elephants from breaking them down its water pipeline was well concealed so

  • that their supply would not be interrupted during a siege and its

  • advanced acoustics system meant that even the smallest sound as entry gates

  • would echo across the whole complex wildest security while the city of

  • golconda was known for its diamond trade and many diamonds and gems were sold

  • here from the nearby mines the famous quarry nor diamond which is believed to

  • have come from the coal ore mines on the south bank of the river Krishna was even

  • stored within the walls of the Golconda fort at one time hi guys welcome to go

  • GolKonda Fort enough for this is a fort which has a more than 400 year old history

  • with it and then this fort was developed and built acoustically in the olden days

  • so it's such that when you get on inside a dome and then you clap you can hear

  • the sound way in the top so that's a way of giving a signaling to the soldiers of

  • the fort so this technology was used as a way of communication yes that's that

  • was a way of signaling back then well so yeah you can actually experience that

  • once you climb upstairs that's incredible a way to do that

  • to climb up to the top of golconda fort was long and sweaty but very much worth

  • it for the views we got to enjoy in the end my one big tip is to bring lots of

  • water so you can stay hydrated

  • definitely burning off my breakfast this morning to reach the top of the fort you

  • need to walk 360 steps

  • we haven't be able to put our cameras down since you come here huh

  • no we haven't stopped we haven't something photos and video incredible

  • yeah I mean it's huge and I mean basically what you have to do is decline

  • 360 steps you get all the way to the top once you here the temple once you get to

  • the temple take your shoes that's like how you doing every Hindu temple you can

  • never walking with shoes so yeah so once you enter there's more boulders there's

  • some paintings in the bottom very bright colors some Hindu gods and then you keep

  • going up you have these huge two boulders yeah in the middle is connected

  • by a pole with jewelry I guess people giving offerings and then over here it's

  • colored an orange and this is the street Maha Kali temple this is great I mean

  • another great day here in Hyderabad like totally awesome the thing that I thought

  • was really cool about the fort as you're walking around you get so many

  • different vantage points you get some great views of the city and just as you

  • look down you can get a different perspective of different areas of the

  • fort that you don't see when you're climbing up for sure I have look I have

  • right now 650 photos dude you've been on it even I know let's go

  • so that concludes our incredible South Indian food breakfast tour and we also

  • got to visit this amazing site what a wonderful morning I have these two

  • gentlemen to thank for it thank you very much guys thank you so much for giving

  • us an opportunity to show you around Hyderabad but thank you well we really

  • appreciate it we love you to come here more often oh I

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  • thanks for watching guys and see you again soon bye

hey guys Sam here with another India episode and today we're gonna be kicking

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SOUTH INDIAN BREAKFAST Feast + Tour of Historic GOLCONDA FORT in HYDERABAD, India

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