Andhra Pradesh Food
Andhra Pradesh Food is the combination of varieties inspired by various cultures. Here the people cook the food with love, served with warmth to the guests. They are very spicy as well as sweet. The State is situated in two different regions, even every region have their own style of flavors and cooking. Wherever you go in the state you can find some different spicy food, makes you mouthwatering to eat eagerly.
Varieties of Andhra Pradesh Food
Traditionally Andhra recipes are with spicy dishes like Pappu with Avakkai pickles, Gongura Chutney, Pulusu, Gutti Vankaya, Tamarind Rice, Rasam, Curd Pulus, Sambar, Payasam and so many dishes, which make double the taste. The Non-veg lovers interested in eating the special dishes like Chicken Fry (Natu Kodi Kura), Chicken gravy, Gongura Mutton and many more varieties. The Snacks, like chekkalu, Bondalu, Mirapaka Bajji made your tongue very tasty in the evening time.
The region spreads with lakes, canals and the sea, which make a lot of water-based food. So that the water produces the fishes, prawns, and other seafood. People do special Andhra Pradesh Food with the non-veg varieties on special occasions.
Andhra special Sweets are also equally wonderful to appease the people aspiration of eating the special dishes. All these Andhra recipes have different textures and tastes. Here the few varieties, such are Shahi Tukra, Bandhar Ladoo, Gajar Ka Halwa, Sheer Korma, Bobbatlu and Putarekhulu. Probably all these sweet dishes made with pure desi ghee.
Uttarandra Food :
Uttarandra region contains with the states of Srikakulam, Vizayanagaram, and Visakhapatnam. The cuisine of this region has its own distinctive flavors and unique taste. The people of this region prefer to eat more food in sweet taste. They often cook the dish items in Jaggery(bellam).
Poori and Patoli is another favorite breakfast items. Ulli Karam(Onion curry), another popular Andhra dish made with corn seeds adding onion paste. Inguva charu made with tamarind and hing, which tastes sour and sweet. Other recipes are Bellam charu, which makes with rich rice flour, Jaggery, corn cobs, and whole shallots. Uttarandra people like this dish more than any other dish.
The pickles are quite different from other regions pickles. They add mustard powder, red chilli powder adds to the sun-dried Mango pieces. Their combination soaked in sesame oil to give the pickle to preserve. This method adds very taste to the pickle.
Rayala Seema Food:
Among the Andhra Pradesh Food items, Rayalaseema has some unique dishes in its cuisine. They use chilli powder in almost all the dishes. It is very near to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, so those state’s food making influence more on Rayalaseema dishes.
Jonna, Ragi Rottelu made with a combination of Ghee in Rayalaseema. This Andhra Pradesh Food is very tasty and protein and fiber combined food. These Telugu recipes are very helpful to health. Ragi sangati usually served with Chicken curry (Natukodi Iguru). Uggani, another unique dish; the famous in Kadapa and Kurnool districts. It made with boiled Paddy Corn, served with Mirapakaya Bajji.
Pulihora is one of the famous Andhra Pradesh food made with tamarind juice along with tomatoes, mustard seeds. The local people called it Chitrannam, the dish tastes salty and sour at the same time. First boiled the rice and isolate on a light wet cloth. Now mix the rice with tamarind powder, later with tamarind juice in sufficient measure. This is a special cuisine during the festival celebrations, even various functions like marriages, village fairs.
2. Chepa Pulusu
This is very important Andhra Pradesh food in the countryside areas. The peasants enjoy with the dish on the Sundays. At first, the households cut off the fresh fish as slices, later, rub with the tamarind powder. Hence, the fish pieces tossed in the tamarind juice and kept on the light fire for some more time. Then the pieces of the fish observe the juice, which makes a special taste. At the final state, added the spicy herbs to the cuisine. The taste is very spicy. This Andhra Cuisine serves every Andhra restaurant.
Breakfast items in Andhra Pradesh are very tasty, everyone admires to taste them as a breakfast item. The Pesarattu Dosa made with green moong dal. At first, soaked the moong dal in water and made a smooth paste. The paste made as the dose, while it heats on the pan, the maker sprinkle the onion, Mirchi slices. The dosa commonly served with coconut chutney which makes an extra taste to the tongue. This breakfast item is very common in authentic Andhra food corners.
4. Gutti Vankaya Koora
The Andhra people believe that the Gutti Vankaya is the king among all another vegetable. Every household prepared this curry by using stuffed eggplant. At first, stuffed the eggplants with roasted spicy herbs, tossed with the groundnut oil. Then fry it for some time on light heat. Later, add the tamarind and mustard seeds. later this special Andhra dish smells delicious, ready to eat with rice and bread
Till now we have known about the spicy items of the Andhra cuisine. But Bobbatlu is a delicious item tastes sweet. The children to elders eager to eat this special dish of Andhra Pradesh. It is also famous as Puran Poli, prepared in every household of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Especially, Bobbatlu prepared during the festival celebrations. Andhra people believe that Bobbatlu is pious, classical sweet dish to offer God or Goddesses. This made in two layers, the first and upper layer made with wheat flour and kept the lentils, jaggery stuff inside of the wheat layer, heat slowly on the pan. Nowadays the Andhra special sweets item is also available in the sweet shops.