1. Biryani :
Ah, the famed biryani J. But this biryani is not the famed one, because we typically do not make dum biryani at home. If it
2. Pootharekulu :
Pootharekulu or Poothareku (singular) is a popular sweet from Andhra Pradesh, India. ‘Pootha’ is coating and ‘Reku’ (plural Rekulu) is sheet in Telugu. PoothaRekulu are also known as
3. Gavvalu :
Gavvalu is one of the typical sweets made in Andhra Pradesh, and is a mixture(dough) of rice flour and water or milk. The prepared dough is shaped into small rounds, which are flattened and rolled (on a special tool) so as to take the shape of gavvalu (cowrie shells). These shells are fried in oil or ghee and can be set aside for some time until the diners are ready to eat them. When eaten, these shells are poured into sugar or jaggery syrup.
4. Coconut rice :
Another brilliant delicacy rice cooked with coconut milk and an assortment of condiments!
5. Pappula podi :
Made with roasted chickpeas (putnaalu/daliya). A simple preparation with roasted chickpeas, chilli powder, salt, jeera and garlic ground to a fine powder. Tastes heavenly when had with steaming hot rice mixed with a dollop of ghee.
6. Poori :
How on earth did the genius know that you can make both chapatis and pooris from the same flour?!
7. Kakinada khaja :
Kakinada Khaja is a sweet delicacy of Andhra Pradesh, India. Kakinada, a coastal city in Andhra Pradesh, is popular for Khajas, hence the name. Kaja originated in the Samarkand area of Uzbekistan. The word khaja originated from Arabic, probably meaning pure or sacred. Like Gulab Jamuns, Khajas and Jhangris were introduced to Andhras by Muslim Vikings. In the northern part of India, khajas come in hundreds of varieties. Kakinada Khaja is just a replica of Ranchi Khaja. Khajas were brought into Andhra by Muslims, probably at the time of the Nizams. Indian variety of kaja Khajas are sold in the city of Patna, Gaya and several other places across the state of Bihar, yet Khajas of Silao Nalanda and Rajgir areas are distinct over khajas of all other places. Silao and Rajgir are the places where one can get puffy khaja, which melts in the mouth.