In the south of India, Andhra cuisine holds a special place in the hearts of many. Reputed for striking a balance of taste and spice from its kitchens, restaurants that serve best Andhra dishes in the city are a class apart.
Coastal Andhra, Rayalseema and Telangana have distinctive schools of cooking. In Bangalore many restaurants have earned a standard for preparing Andhra food in all its authenticity.
Andhra food served on banana leaves, an integral part of rural Andhra's culinary tradition builds a memorable lunch or dinner experience. The banana leaf is also used during festivals and special occasions.
A meal is served with an eye on the details like placement of food items around the plate and much more. Condiments like pickles, podis, pachad and papadum add to the charm. So lets learn about the restaurants that you need to visit if you are looking for authentic Andhra dishes in Bangalore.
With outlets at Koramangala, Indiranagar, Residency Road, Jayanagar and Bannerghatta Road, Nagarjuna's quality of food and service makes it one of the best choices for the one seeking authentic Andhra dishes in town. The Fish Curry, Nati Kodi Curry and Boneless Chicken Curry are good choices. You can also order for the delicious Chicken Karvepak, Mutton Kheema Balls, Chicken Guntur. A bellyful meal for two should cost around Rs 800.
11 2 11 Vijaywada Style:
Located in Koramangala 5th Block near Jyoti Nivas College 11 2 11 Vijaywada style serves some of the best Andhra dishes. Vijyawada Spicy Chicken, Vijaywada Chicken Kebab, Vijaywada Pakoda are some good choices to start your meal. You can move on to Miriyalu Mutton Vepudu, Gongura Mutton Fry which are some of the best mutton dishes this place has to offer. Apolo Fish is a good option for a seafood starter. Some good choices of curries include Andhra Mutton Curry, Andhra Fish Pulusu along with Butter Pulka/Rumali Roti. You can opt for the Ulavacharu Chicken Biryani too. The cost for two at this place should be approximately around Rs 800.
Apart from the existing Indiranagar outlet Rayalaseema Ruchulu plans to open a Whitefield outlet soon. Ask for the Mamsam Soup or experience appetizers like Jeedi Pappu Mamsam Vepudu (marinated boneless mutton tossed with cashew nuts and pan fried). Experience the Gongura Mamsam (cubes of mutton cooked with tender sorrel leaves and Indian spices), Ulvacharu Mamsam Pulao (chicken pulao cooked with horse gram), Kodi Pulao (chicken pulao), Royyala Pulao (Prawn Pulao) and much more. The price for two should be approximately around Rs 1000.
Home cooked meals at various Andhra meal outlets in town may get you close to the taste of original Andhra food. But if you have not visited these places then your quest for authentic Andhra dishes will not be justified. Your love for Andhra dishes will come to fruition once you have experienced a meal at these places.