Even though I’ve been in Hyderabad about 2.5 months now, I still don’t know the good gluten-free places to eat! I’ve found a couple, which I will post in the days to come. However, for now, I was lucky enough to be invited to a home-cooked meal, where I learned a lot about what goes into the local food!
Our host laid out a sumptuous, traditionally-prepared meal. A lot of the food is rice-based (e.g. rice with jeera, rice with corn, pulao) and tomato-and-chili-paste-based (e.g. prawn curry, chicken curry, stuffed potato curry).
To me, the palak paneer has been an old steady favourite. I have not encountered a time when it was made with gluten. The only danger, of course, is cross-contamination, but usually the risk is minimal.
This stuffed potato curry was amazing! It’s essentially halved potatoes that have been hollowed out and stuffed with curd and paneer (and some spinach and seasoning).
Kuala Lumpur has recently been sprouting many small-time entrepreneur-driven, home-based food delivery services. However, most of them tend to be meat-based and do not cater to the needs of the allergy-conscious.
The one exception that I have found is Woods Macrobiotics. They are completely vegan and cater to specific allergy needs, such as gluten-free meals. Best of all, they are eco-conscious: they do not deliver in disposable Tupperware but require you reuse your containers! When you get your food delivery, you’re supposed to leave them with a new container for the next day! Fantastic, waste-reducing system.
Do check out their website and order from them. Daisy highly recommends them! They are about RM23 for a gluten-free meal (including delivery). A tad on the pricey side, but totally worth it for healthful and allergy-safe food.