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Andhra Pradesh is a Southern coastal state in India, and one with a very strong food influence. With a dearth of Andhra food in London, we decided to put together an elaborate feast covering all the must have delicacies from the region.
Whether you are missing your mum's gongura mutton, or if you are intrigued by what Andhra cuisine is all about, our carefully crafted menu is sure to take you on a culinary journey through Andhra.
Mirapakaya Bajji - Whole green chillies stuffed with tamarind and spices , we dare you!!
Chiken Pakoda - Boneless chicken and a special mix of Andhra spices make this an unusual and flavourful starter
(Vegetarian option: Aritikaya Bajji- Plantain and a special mix of Andhra spices make this an unusual and flavourful starter)
Chepala Pulusu - A famous fish preparation from the coastal parts of Andhra Pradesh, this is cooked with tamarind and onions, hence giving it a distinct taste and aroma.
(Vegetarian option: Bendakaya pulusu- An okra curry cooked with tamarind and onions, giving it a distinct taste and aroma).
Gongura Mamsam - Closest to the Sorrel leaves in UK, Gongura is something that the locals go crazy about. We are cooking these greens with mutton!
(Vegetarian option: Gutti Vanakaya- Mini aubergines stuffed with spices and cooked whole)
Dondakaya Vepudu - Nicknamed gentlemen's toes, these gherkins are fabulous with grated coconut and some red chillies.
Rasam - Simple but significant, rasam makes it to the dinner table every other day in an Andhra household. A soup of sorts with tamarind and tomatoes, it soothes your palate.
Tomato Pappu - Lentils & tomatoes tempered with mustards and garlic, this is a great accompaniment to steamed rice
Perugu Garelu - Savoury doughnuts made of lentils and soaked in flavoured yougurt - you have to eat it to believe it.
Appapadalu - No Andhra meal is complete without some good 'ol papodums
Annam - Hot steaming rice topped with ghee is all you need to polish off that fish pulusu and mutton curry
Kodi pilau - A regional preparation of rice and chicken and no, it is not a biriyani.
(Vegetarian option: Veg Pilau- A regional preparation of rice and veg and no, it is not a biriyani).
Boorelu – Sweet lentils with coconut and cardamom, battered and fried, served with ghee - We bet you can't eat just one!
Payasam - Vermicilli cooked in milk, cardamom and topped with nuts, a common celebratory treat in most Andhra houses.
Filter Coffee with Gulabi Puvvulu - Sweet and crispy, this flower shaped snack is a treat to your eyes as well!