Top 5 famous food of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana:
Telugu cuisine, Generally known for its tangy, hot, and spicy taste, is very diverse due to its vast spread and varied topological regions.
The Telugu states are the leading producers of red chili, rice, millet, and some spices, influencing the liberal use of herbs & spices in Telugu cuisine, making the cooking one of the richest and spiciest in the world.
Here is a list of five unique food items that Telugu states are famous for. If you ever visit Telugu states, Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have these mouth-watering dishes at your holiday meal.
#1 Natukodi Pulusu
Natukodi Pulusu is one of the spicy Andhra recipes made with country chicken, authentic Ground spices & blends to make gravy, and a hint of coconut. Natukodi Pulusu is the most Addicting Foods on the Planet, For me at least 🙂
Tangy yet fiery, Natukodi Pulusu gravy is semi runny and tastes amazingly delicious with your finger letting the gravy mix with the rice. It tastes best with Ragi Sankati as well. Ragi Sankati & Natukodi Pulusu is a very famous combination in Rayalaseema.
#2 Muddapappu Avakai
Muddapappu has its own earth flavor, but when it is served with tangy Avakai (Andhra Mango Pickle), the combination is out of this world. However, the Preparation of Mudda Pappu is effortless & does not make much time. If we cook it right, these lentils, which are chewy yet tender, are very flavourful and comforting. No words can describe the taste of the Mudda Pappu & Avakai combination when served with hot steamed rice with a dollop of ghee.
#3 Gutti Vankaya Kura
Eggplant stuffed with roasted herbs and the correct amount of ground spices to taste delicious. The gravy is thick with a tangy & yummy appearance, and the smell lures anyone & everyone from a distance.
Gutti Vankaya Kura is a mouth-watering delicious dish that tastes best when served with hot white rice. Even a very famous song in Telugu describes the rich flavor and aroma of Gutti Vankaya.
Here are a few lines from the song.
Aaa aaha yemi ruchi, anara maimarichi
Roju tinna mari, moze teeranidi
Taaja koorala lo, raja evarandi?
Inka cheppala, vankaye nandi…
#4 Pulasa Pulusu
Pulasa is a very popular and most rare fish found in the river Godavari known for its fantastic taste. Pulasa is a seasonal fish. That is to say, the demand is very high. If you ever visit the coasts of Andhra Pradesh during the Monsoon season, do not forget to feast on a plate of hot rice with Pulasa Pulusu.
Masala for Pulusu is prepared from onions, ginger, garlic pods, and curry leaves. A good amount of chilli powder is added to spice up the taste, while tamarind paste provides the tanginess.
Fortunately, I am from East Godavari & I get to taste Pulasa Pulusu every monsoon. We have a famous saying here about Pulasa Pulusu.
Pustelu ammi ayina Pulasa tinocchu
It means that it is worth even selling your mangal sutras to have Pulasa fish.
#5 Hyderabadi Dum Biryani
Hyderabadi Dum Biryani is a perfect blend of herbs and authentic south Indian spices added to long Basmathi rice grains with a mixture of roasted Chicken and vegetables. This world-famous dish is flown to many countries from Hyderabad & other parts of Telugu states, native to Hyderabad, Chicken biryani the most famous Indian rice dish.