Cuisine in GunturOne thing you will cherish after reaching back home is the aroma and taste of food prepared in Guntur! Yes, spicy to delight your taste buds...not to mention the variety of dishes available, be it vegetarian, non-vegetarian or sweet dishes.
Well, the dishes cooked here daily include regular dosa, idli, vada and sambar. You already love these! But wait to know about some more delicious preparations.
Peppers Restaurant and Function Hall in Vidya Nagar, Flamingos Restaurant in Arundalpet, KFC Restaurant, New Funny Bunny in Brodipet, Mangi Reddy Friends and Fast Food Centre in Macherla, Mahi Tiffins in Koritepadu are good restaurants in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
Pickles in Guntur CuisineDo taste the electric pickles prepared here namely Roselle leaves (Gongura) pickle, Mango (Aavakaaya) pickle which add to the taste of meals. Food or pickles, they are all spicy here. You know why? The famous Guntur red chillies are exported all over the world. Take a small bag of these chillies back home and relish the taste of sumptuous food for a few months till you make a trip to Guntur again!
Pindi vantalu, tea time Pesarattu (Green Gram Dosa) are some snack items people prepare in Guntur. There are many affordable to posh hotels and restaurants in Guntur in every locality. Then there is street food you can relish while you take a break from sightseeing or shopping.
Main Course in Meals in GunturThe main meal comprises of pappu, vepudu, pulusu, charu, sambar, pappu pulusu and curd. Pappu and aavakaaya (mango) pickle with rice and ghee is a combination vegetarian people love to eat. Pulusu tastes good with rice and is prepared using tamarind. Fried item is referred to as Vepudu and Curry is referred to as Kura/iguru.
Vegetables used here include bendakaya (okra), Vankaya (brinjal) and Sorakaya. Vegetables like Beerakaya (Ridge gourd), Dondakaya (coccina) are used for the preparation of curry items.
Gongura is a popular leafy vegetable here. In fact, auspicious occasions and marriages are not complete without this dish --- gongura pachadi on the menu.Other dishes which can be prepared using gongura are gongura pappu, gongura pachadi, gongura Mamsam and gongura pulusu-kura.
Gutti Vankaya Kura is a traditional brinjal curry preparation. Panasa Puttu Koora is made with jackfruit and is served with --- you guessed right rice, of course which is like a staple diet here. Hyderabadi Baingan is made with peanuts, tamarind and sesame seeds.
Non-Vegetarian Dishes in Guntur CuisineNon vegetarian dishes include Kodi vepudu (Chicken Fry), Chepala Pulusu (Fish Gravy), Natukodi pulusu, Kodi Biriyani, Guntur Kodi koora (traditional gravy) and Rage Sankatti, Gongura Mamsam, Peetala iguru, Natukodi Vepudu (Fry with country chicken).
Bommidayila Pulusu is a traditional fish curry. A word of caution! Be prepared with a glass of water even if you love spicy food. Punugulu is a famous street food prepared using dosa batter. Keema methi is minced lamb dish flavored with fenugreek leaves. Chicken Nizami, Prawn Pulao...its time you look for the nearest restaurant that has these dishes on its menu.
Sweets and Desserts in GunturPoornam Boorelu dumplings are prepared with black gram, jaggery, butter and coconut fried in butter. Other sweet dishes prepared in Guntur include Nampalaka, Tapeswaram Kaja , Madatha Kaja, Rosa Puvvulu or Gulabi Puvvulu, Sakkarai Pongal etc.
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