Foods in Andhra are mostly influenced by the Muslims in Hyderabadi cuisine. cuisine. Andhra foods are exotic, authentic, hot and spicy like the Guntur Mulakadala Soup, Gutti Vankaya Masala, Gongura Kodi Mamsam Iguru, Circar Korameenu Cheppa Pulusu, Circar Royyala Vepudu, Telangana Pottelu Mamsam Pulav, Telangana Peethala Pulusu, Rayalaseema Naatu Kodi Pulav and Rayalaseema Puttagodugula Koora.
We shouldnt miss to try variety of Andhra podis like Kandi Podi ( Lentils-Spice Blend), Endu Kobbari Podi( Spiced Dry Coconut Powder), Karivepaaku Podi( Spiced Curry Leaves Powder), Nuvvulu Podi( Spiced Sesame Seeds Powder) and Idli Karam Podi.
I love Kandi podi best to mix it with plain rice with a drizzle of ghee. Whenever I go to Tirupati, a free meal coupon is distributed inside the temple after worshipping the Lord to all the devotees. We enjoyed prasadams laddu, vada, sweet pongal, ven pongal, curd rice and puliyodharai served inside the temple gives aromatic and authentic taste.