Fresh from the ovens, osmania butter cookies are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of Irani chai. At Nimrah bakery, thousands of both are consumed every day

In front of the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, India, is an ordinary-looking bakery selling cakes, bread and biscuits.

It’s easy to miss: all around is the bustling Laad Bazaar, with locals selling everything from cheap bangles and strips of gum to piles of pomegranates. The air hums with the call to prayer. Scooters purr around the 16th-century Charminar – a monument built by the architect of Hyderabad, Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah.

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Source: The Guardian

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