We all know how famous the beaches of our beloved city are. But how many of you know that some of the most famous recipies of the Andhra cuisine have originated from this place? So all the food enthusiasts out there, let’s explore some famous foods from Visakhapatnam that have earned fans all over the world with their flavours.
#5 Pela Vadiyalu
These crispy and tasty accompaniments are one of the most commonly served items in many households of the city. Made with Pelalu(Popped Rice), sesame seeds and sabudana (tapioca), these lip-smacking snacks are easy to make and can add the much needed zing to many of our, otherwise, boring main course dishes.
#4 Teepi Avakaya
Isn’t it surprising that the fiery brand of Andhra Pradesh- the all spicy avakaya (Mango Pickle) – can also be prepared with a lovely sweetish tinge to it? Prepared with a specific kind of mango (Collector Mamidi) and jaggery/sugar, this creative pickle owes its origin to our shores. So, the next time you visit your grandma’s place, don’t forget to surprise your taste buds with this “hot-sweet” pickle.
#3 Madugula Halwa
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This mouth-watering delicacy originated from the village of Madugula (70 km from Visakhapatnam). Having a rich heritage of over 100 years, Madugula Halwa is made with a unique combination of Wheat milk, sugar, cashews, badam and loads of ghee. This sweet is something you just can’t afford to miss when you visit Madugula and don’t be surprised if you subsequently visit Madugula just to get another treat of this halwa.
#2 Chepala Pulusu
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No true sea food lover would have his list complete without our very own Chepala Pulusu. This traditional dish is prepared with a fresh catch of fish which is cooked in a tangy spiced tamarind sauce. Chepala Pulusu goes best with hot steamed rice along with sliced onions and once introduced to your taste buds, you can be guaranteed of an experience like no other.
#1 Bongulo Chicken
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Most of the chicken aficionados in and around Visakhapatnam might have tasted this one by now. An unbelievable combination of multiple flavours coupled with a creative cooking technique, makes Bongulo Chicken is one of the best chicken recipes you can get. Famously made in the valleys of Araku, this spicy bamboo-stick-chicken dish promises a treat to the gourmet in you.