1. Guthi Vankaya :
This is a must have in any function! Only a genius could have come up with such an idea cut the round brinjals to stuff, and cook them in lip smacking gravy! Poetry has been written about Brinjal in Telugu and that illustrates the importance brinjal has for us and this Gutti Vankaya is the most craved curry. Tender Brinjals gently swimming in gravy loaded with telugu syle spices is a sight that can jumpstart your salivary reflexes.
2. Sunnundallu :
Sunnundalu is Andhra Pradesh’s famous laddu. Minapappu or Urad Dal is first roasted dry until it turns golden brown and then is sieved. Ground sugar, cardamom seeds, ghee is added and mixed well and then with a handful of butter it is made to a round shape.
3. Gaarelu or Vada :
This is the single most innovative design of a sheer genius. What else can he/she be called who came up with the idea to slowly spread the batter, make a hole in the middle and deep fry it in oil?
4. Chapati :
Chapathi is an unleavened flatbread (also known as roti) from Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. It is a common staple in South Asia as well as amongst South Asian expatriates throughout the world. Versions of the dish are also found in Central Asia and the Horn of Africa in countries such as Somalia but Somali flatbread is different from the Indian chapati and is more like a paratha, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, with the laobing flatbread serving as a local variation in China. Chapati is known as sapati or doday in the Pashto language.
5. Poornalu :
Poornalu is the traditional sweet in the Telugu festivals. It is made of rice flour stuffed with jaggery mixed dal paste, dry fruits. It is often served hot with ghee. It is called as Poornalu in Telangana region and Boorelu in Andhra region.
6. Bhajji :
Bhajji or bhaji is a spicy Indian snack similar to pakora or potato fritters, with several variants. It is usually used as a topping on various Indian meals but has become popular to eat alone as a snack. It is a popular street food in Maharashtra, India and can be found for sale in street-side stalls, especially in dhabas on highways.Apart from being a must in the traditional Maharashtrian Hindu meal on festivals and the like, bhajjis top the comfort food list when it comes to monsoons and rains. They are generally served with a piping hot cup of coffee, tea or a traditional serving of Yameen.
7. Pickles :
Pachadi(Chutney/Raitha) and Ooragaya(Pickle) are two broad varieties used at times with rice. Pachadi is typically made of vegetables/greens and roasted green/red chilies. It is prepared fresh and is consumed within a day or two. Ooragaya is prepared in massive amounts seasonally and uses liberal amounts of chilli powder, methi (fenugreek) powder, mustard powder and oil. For a typical Andhrite, no meal is complete without this very essential item. It is consumed on its own mixed with rice or is also eaten as a side dish with pappu/koora.