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Andhra Cuisine recipes

Last Updated : Sep 07,2023

आंध्र प्रदेश के विविध व्यंजन - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Andhra Cuisine recipes in Hindi)
આંધ્ર પ્રદેશના વ્યંજન | આંધ્ર પ્રદેશની રેસિપી | - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Andhra Cuisine recipes in Gujarati)

Andhra Recipes, Best of Telugu Foods

The region spanning Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has its own style of cooking, which is marked by tangy and spicy notes. The region is one of the main producers of rice and chillies in South India, and it shows in their food too.

Like the rest of South India, Idli, Dosa and Vada are popular breakfast dishes in Andhra Pradesh too. The Telugu people also love Upma. Apart from semolina, they also make Upma with atukulu, as poha is known there. One of their classic tiffin dishes is the Pesarattu, a dosa-like pancake made of green moong and rice. It has a unique texture and rustic taste, which is very satiating and appealing too. In restaurants, they serve a special variant of the Pesarattu, which is stuffed with Upma! Two snacks in one shot, this is very filling and if you are a poor eater, it can be quite difficult to finish by yourself. Puris, millet-based rotis and chapatti are also enjoyed for breakfast as well as dinner. These are served with dry spice powders, chutneys and tangy indigenous sauces.

idli recipe | idli batter recipe | South Indian style idli | soft idli |

idli recipe | idli batter recipe | South Indian style idli | soft idli |

Lunch is a rice based meal in South India

Cucumber PachadiCucumber Pachadi

Lunch, like the rest of South India, is a rice-based meal. Rice, topped with dollops of ghee, is served with a range of vegetable curries and dal. When you see the word ‘pappu’ in a dish’s name, you can understand that it comprises dal. It may be plain or combined with veggies. Usually, a meal begins with rice mixed with pappu and enjoyed with a spicy oorgaya (pickle). Other main course dishes are koora (dry or semi-dry subzi), pulusu (sour and tangy gravy made of tamarind, tomatoes, sour curd or raw mangoes), pachadi (a spicy and saucy accompaniment), charu or rasam (a thin, soupy dish that is mixed with rice), curds, and so on. Pulihore, a peppy rice preparation with tamarind and spices, is much-loved by the Telugu folks and everyone who tastes it!

Gongura Chutney
Gongura Chutney

Telugu cuisine is generally very spicy. Unlike other cuisines where the pickle is merely an accompaniment, here it is like the highlight of every meal! The Telugu pickle repertoire is like none you’ve seen before. There is a mind-boggling variety of pickles, made with everything from tomatoes to mangoes spiced with mustard, fenugreek and red chillies. The fiery red colour and spicy aroma are quite inviting! To balance the high spice levels, the Telugu people also consume a lot of ghee and curds with their meal.

When one speaks of Telugu cuisine, it is impossible to ignore Hyderabadi cuisine, which has a distinct Nawabi touch. It is most famous for Hyderabadi Biryani, which is on the to-do list of most tourists. As a logical extension, the Kormas are equally famous. Although typically non-vegetarian, there are vegetarian versions too, which are popular in most restaurants. Hyderabadi cuisine is also known for its unique, mouth-watering desserts. The desserts are very rich, with a luxuriant feel. Lots of milk products and dry fruits are used in these. Khubani ka Meetha is a special dessert made with apricots and almonds, while Double ka Meetha features a mind-boggling array of ingredients including bread and mava to give a royal experience. Hyderabad is also well-known for special varieties of biscuits like Osmania Biscuit and Karachi Biscuit, and tourists go back loaded with boxes of these for consumption and gifting.

Khubani ka Meetha, Hyderabadi Apricot and Custard Dessert RecipeKhubani ka Meetha, Hyderabadi Apricot and Custard Dessert Recipe

Andhra Recipes, Subzis

Veggies like ivy gourd, bottle gourd, brinjal, tomatoes and raw mangoes are used a lot in Telugu cuisine. Gongura, a leafy plant with a unique sour and tangy flavour is a quintessential Telugu ingredient, used to make tongue-tickling pachadis and vibrant rice preparations. Bottle gourd is used a lot, in both regular cooking and preparation of sweets. Kheers and Halwas made with doodhi surprise the diners with their awesomely icy mouth-feel and fabulous taste!

Gongura Pulihora Recipe, Andhra Style PulaoGongura Pulihora Recipe, Andhra Style Pulao

Telugu Snacks and Sweets

Telugu cuisine also has a vast range of snacks, enjoyed in the evening with a hot and spicy cup of tea. From deep-fried savoury snacks like Bonda and Vada to sweet treats like Rava Ladoo and Boondhi Ladoo, there is choice aplenty. A must-try sweet recipe of Telugu cuisine is the Khaja, a crispy layered sweet made of plain flour, sugar and ghee, often stuffed with dry fruits.

urad dal bonda recipe | ulundu bonda | South Indian style urad dal bonda | minapappu punugullu |

urad dal bonda recipe | ulundu bonda | South Indian style urad dal bonda | minapappu punugullu |

Every region of India has its unique culinary fare, and it is really humbling when we realise that it is just impossible to try and discover them all. Every time you think you know enough about a cuisine, you will be surprised by more variety. And our fabulous cuisine also gives lots of room for creativity and experimentation, keeping in line with a region’s general norms, to produce an endless variety of dishes day after day. If you start exploring the culinary treasures of our land, there will never be a single boring day in the kitchen!

Enjoy our Andhra Recipes and South Indian recipe articles below.

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Cucumber Pachadi, Kerala Style Vellarika Pachadi
Recipe# 32870
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Recipe# 41859
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Turai Chutney, Ridge Gourd Chutney
Recipe# 3407
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Upma,  Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma
Recipe# 38658
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Recipe# 1688
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Rasam, Tomato Rasam
Recipe# 40296
31 Jul 21

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Sabudana Vermicelli Payasam Recipe
Recipe# 32883
27 Jan 23

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Tava Alasanda Vada, Healthy Non Fried Vada
Recipe# 42526
14 Apr 23

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Gongura Chutney, Ambada Chutney, Andhra Style Pachdi
Recipe# 41979
25 Sep 20

 by Tarla Dalal
Gongura is one of the most famous greens used in Andhra Pradesh. It has a unique flavour that is naturally tangy and slightly tart – just perfect to make a tongue-tickling chutney. Gongura leaves are cooked with spices and flavour-enhancing ingredients like tomatoes and garlic and then blended i ....
Khubani ka Meetha, Hyderabadi Apricot and Custard Dessert Recipe
Recipe# 30976
18 May 22

 by Tarla Dalal
Khubani ka Meetha is the perfect dessert to serve after a sumptuous meal of Hyderabadi Biryani. It is a classic Hyderabadi dessert made with apricot and custard. A puree of delightfully sweet apricots with a hint of tang and sourness, is laced with Indian spices like cardamom and saffron, and ser ....
Coconut and Rava Ladoo  ( Laddu)
Recipe# 36287
20 Mar 20

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rava coconut ladoo recipe | coconut rava ladoo recipe | sooji laddu | with 21 amazing images. With the chewy texture of coconut, the rich flavour of roasted rava, the crunch of nuts and dried fruits, and the intense ....
Tangy Kachi Keri Rice, Raw Mango Rice
Recipe# 40835
30 Mar 21

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Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat
Recipe# 33336
06 Sep 20

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Mysore Bonda, Instant Mysore Bajji, Goli Baje
Recipe# 42173
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Chitranna Rice ( South Indian Recipes )
Recipe# 32892
12 Nov 20

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Mangalore Banana Puri, Mangalore Buns, Kele ki Puri
Recipe# 41990
19 Apr 18

 by Tarla Dalal
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Akki Roti, Karnataka Rice Flour Roti
Recipe# 41991
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Mangalorean Tea, Kasai, Kadha
Recipe# 41737
19 Apr 18

by Tarla Dalal
The Mangalorean Tea is a herbal drink made of dry-roasted and coarsely-powdered spices. The spices are boiled with water and sweetened with misri. A little bit of milk is added to the herbal concoction to balance the flavour and strength and make it pleasant to the palate. Apart from having a ge ....
Kokum Saar, Kokum Rasam
Recipe# 41458
17 Aug 23

by Tarla Dalal
Here is a tongue-tickling version of the popular South Indian delicacy rasam, made with kokum. The tanginess of kokum and the spiciness of dry chilli flakes together give this Kokum Saar an invigorating flavour. Ingredients like onion, green chillies and ....
Tuppa Dosa, Soft Ghee Dosa
Recipe# 41384
19 Apr 18

by Tarla Dalal
Tuppa in Kannada means ghee, and that makes the highlight of this recipe obvious! This dosa is a special one, which is often made when there are guests. You can actually smell the ghee from outside the house, and it will make you drool! Since the batter for this dosa uses more urad than usual do ....
Yam and Spinach Pulusu
Recipe# 4355
16 May 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Pulusu is a popular preparation style in Andhra cooking, and basically features greens, vegetables or other ingredients in a tamarind-based gravy. A remarkable flavour derived from minimal ingredients and a simple procedure makes the Yam and Spinach Pulusu a great hit with everybody. The pulusu gets ....
Beetroot Chutney, How To Make Beetroot Chutney
Recipe# 3410
01 Dec 20

 by Tarla Dalal
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Vegetables in Coconut Milk, Mangalorean Style Valval
Recipe# 1577
01 Jan 1900

 by Tarla Dalal
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Vegetables in Coconut Milk, also called Valval, is a sumptuous mixed veggie preparation in traditional Mangalorean style. Here, the veggies are cooked in a base of mildly sweetened coconut milk, and flavoured with a tempering of cumin and green chillies. Simple but elegant, Vegetables in Coc ....
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