Traveling in Andhra Pradesh can be a challenge for those who are used to tasty home cooked food. But there are plenty of restaurants in the region where exquisite Andhra cuisine will make you water at the mouth. From world famous dishes like Chicken Chettinadu to the humble idlis, there is something for everyone here. In this post, we list out some of the best foods that one should try while travelling in Andhra Pradesh.
- Ragi Dosa
This is a rice and finger millet based pancake/crepe made with hundreds and thousands of tiny holes all over it. It is a specialty of Southern Andhra and served at most restaurants in the region. If you visit the city of Guntur, there are small roadside eateries that serve excellent ragi dosas stuffed with a variety of chutneys like sesame, peanut or tomato ketchup. Ragi dosa is typically eaten at breakfast or as an evening snack with lemon tea. It is also great for travel food and thus will make a good, quick snack or meal to munch on while driving in Andhra Pradesh.
Idli, one of the most important food items in South India and the staple diet of every Iyengar Brahmin. The idlis served here are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, just how it should be. It comes with a variety of sauces and is a common evening snack throughout Andhra Pradesh. The idli is also served for breakfast, lunch or dinner and makes an excellent food to eat while travelling in the region.
- Chicken Chettinad
Chicken Chettinad is a fiery red chicken curry prepared with fresh coriander, pepper powder, garlic and chili peppers to spice it up. The chicken is first marinated overnight and then cooked in a heavy gravy containing coconut milk, tomato and dried ginger. The curry is served with steamed rice, which makes it an excellent food for travel.
- Palasa Chicken
Palasa Chicken has a rich and delicious gravy that houses yogurt, tomatoes, red bell peppers, coriander leaves and lemon essential chutneys. It is a popular dish from the city of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. The gravy is served with steamed rice and makes a perfect lunch or dinner while traveling in the region.
- Garlic Tomato Ketchup Rice
Garlic tomato ketchup rice is an Andhra specialty that’s prepared with tingling flavors of garlic and tomatoes. It is a delicious side dish that can be had with any South Indian meal and makes an excellent travel food in Andhra Pradesh.
There are many more dishes from Andhra cuisine that you can try while travelling in the region. However, these five foods are some of the best foods to eat while travelling in Andhra Pradesh.
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