Andhra Pradesh | Top 20 famous & Special food dishes

State: Andhra Pradesh

Capital :
Hyderabad (de jure)
Amaravati (de facto)

Largest City : Visakhapatnam

Official Language : Telugu

Cuisine / Famous Food : Telugu people's traditional sweet Pootharekulu originated from Atreyapuram village, Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra Pradesh state is the leading producer of red Rice and Red chili, Telangana state is millets in India influences the liberal use of spice making the food one of the richest and spiciest in the world. Vegetarian, as well as meat and seafood (coastal areas), feature prominently on the menus. 

Pappu, tomato, gongura, and tamarind are largely used for cooking curries. Spicy and hot varieties of pickles form an important part of Telugu cuisine.

Hyderabadi biriyani
Apart from Hyderabadi biriyani, the rest of the state has its own recipe and generally known as Palaav or Andhra Biriyani.

Kodi (chicken) palav is one of the most enjoyed dishes across all of the state.

Royyala palav made with shrimps is considered a delicacy in homes of coastal Andhra Pradesh.

Mutton biriyani and Mixed Biryani(Chicken, Mutton, and Shrimp) are the other popular Biriyani dishes generally available in restaurants.

There are many local variations such as Kaaja Biryani, Kunda Biryani (pot Biryani), Avakaya Biryani, Ulavacharu Biryani, Panasa Biryani.

Andhra Restaurant chains and hotels are very popular in other states due to its extensive variety of meat in the menu.

Talakaya Kura: A hearty, rustic meat gravy with bold flavours. This delicacy is made with the lamb's head, coriander and spices.

Chepala Pulusu: A luscious fish curry redolent with freshly ground spices and tamarind juice.

Endu Chepala Vankaya: A flavoursome dry fish gravy cooked with brinjal.

Royyala Kura: Prawns cooked in a tangy paste of tamarind and onion.

Gongura Mamsam: A spicy curry made with tender lamb pieces cooked in gravy of Gongura (roselle leaves) and freshly ground green chilli paste.

Kodi Gudla Pulusu: Egg curry flecked with chopped onions, green chillies and bright bits of coriander.
These curries are usually served with steamed Rice, Bagara khana (Basmati rice cooked with aromatics), ‘’Sajja’’ roti (Millet flatbread) or ‘’Jonna roti’’ (Jowar flatbread).

West Godavari District is very famous for its unique Non-Veg pickles such as Chicken Pickle, Shrimp Pickle, and Fish pickles.

The forest area near Rajamundry is very famous for Bongu chicken (Bamboo chicken) curry.

Top 20 Must Try Andhra Food Items

Andhra Chicken Biriyani

Gutti Vankaya Kura

Kandhi Podi

Pulihora or Tamarind Rice

Gongura Pachadi


Mudda Pappu with Avakai and Ghee

Gongura Mutton

Ulava Charu

Ragi Sangati with Natu Kodi Pulusu

Royyala Veppudu



Dondakaya Fry



Karam Dosa

Mirapakai bajji

Pulasa Pulusu

Garelu with Natu Kodi

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