Andhra Pradesh’s coastline has more to it than beaches. Delicious coastal food that is sweeter in taste compared to its spicy counterpart from the hinterlands. Spices, lentils, and varieties of fish from river Godavari – the state’s dominant river play an important role in the food too. The food is flavourful, not overly rich but spicy in parts that will give your taste buds a sensation like never before.

When you visit her next, a typical coastal meal must be part of your itinerary. We present to you the perfect coastal menu that’s packed with Andhra’s soul and heritage all in a plate!

Chepala Pulusu

A sweet and tangy fish curry made in a tamarind base, popular from the Nellore district eaten best with rice. This region’s food is influenced by Rayalaseema, another region that is more popular in coastal Andhra

Kodi Vepudu: Wok-tossed spicy chicken made with freshly ground spices, and lots of Guntur chilies which are seen through its bright red color

 

Aratipandu Uttapam: Banana Pancakes that are a meal in itself. Eat it as a snack or as a main meal the satisfaction is the same

 

Guntur Kodi Koora: Spicy chicken curry from Guntur region spiced with fennel seeds and curry leaves

 

Bangaladumpa Jeedipappu Fry: Pan-tossed potatoes make for a good accompaniment to balance the flavors

 

Pulihora: Tamarind flavored rice that can be eaten by itself or with Andhra pickle

 

Semiya Saggu Biyyam Payasam: Vermicilli and sago cooked in milk, this dessert is the perfect end to a hot Andhra meal

 

“Spices, lentils, and varieties of fish from river Godavari – the state’s dominant river - play an important role in the food too.”