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Signature Dishes of Andhra Pradesh

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Three Signature Dishes that resonate the pride of Andhra Cuisine
Chepala Pulusu

Chepala Pulusu has found a place of prominence as the signature dish of Andhra Pradesh under the category of main course non-veg. What makes Andhra cuisine a lot more delectable than other cuisines is the spread of its impeccable fish recipes. Andhra Chepala Pulusu dish is extremely delicious with a tangy, spicy and mouth-watering taste.


Pootharekulu is named as the signature dish of Andhra Pradesh under the category of Desserts. This dessert originated in the town of Atreyapuram in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. Pootharekulu, the jewel of Andhra cuisine reflects the rich traditions of the coastal region as well as the age-old intricate art of making a dessert.

Ulava Chaaru

Ulava Chaaru is declared as the signature dish of Andhra Pradesh under the category of accompaniments. Ulava Chaaru is an authentic Andhra dish, widely popular in Amaravathi, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh and famous across Telugu households. It tastes amazing with a blend of milk cream along with rice.

Launching The Coffee Table Book

Launching The Coffee Table Book.

50 classic dishes of
Andhra cuisine.

Sri Nara Chandrababu Naidu Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh launched the coffee table book of 50 culinary jewels from across Andhra Pradesh on the 28th of March, bringing a 3 month search to a grand end.

Winners of Grand Finale

Congratulations to the Winners

Winner: Subhashini

1st Runner Up: S Renuka Devi

2nd Runner Up: B V Devi

Winners of 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh

A cooking contest was held across 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh where renowned chefs selected 3 winners from each district. We are pleased to announce the 39 preliminary round winners, who will fight for the coveted title of MasterChef of AP.

50 Shortlisted Dishes
  • 1. Panasa Pottu Kura
  • 2. Pulasa Chepala Pulusu
  • 3. Guntur Gongura Pacchadi
  • 4. Royyala Iguru
  • 5. Gutti Vankaya
  • 6. Kodi Gudu Junnu Kura
  • 7. Natu Kodi Pulusu
  • 8. Nelluru Chepala Pulusu
  • 9. Gongura Royyalu
  • 10.Nune Vankaya
  • 11.Muntha Pulao
  • 12.Pootharekulu
  • 13.Ulva Charu
  • 14.Pesarattu Upma
  • 15.Bongu Chicken
  • 16.Punugulu Pulusu
  • 17.Mudda Pappu
  • 18.Aavakaaya
  • 19.Bommidala Pulusu
  • 20.Bellam Garelu
  • 21.Mulakkaya Jeedi Pappu
  • 22.Bendakaya Pulusu
  • 23.Uggani Bajji
  • 24.Maamidi Kaaya Pappu
  • 25.Pullattu
  • 26.Pala Kova
  • 27.Kodi Gudu Pulusu
  • 28.Kakinada Kaaja
  • 29.Ragi Sangati
  • 30.Bandar Laddu
  • 31.Madugula Halwa
  • 32.Bobbatlu
  • 33.Kobbari Pulao
  • 34.Nethi Kudumulu
  • 35.Sora Pidupu
  • 36.Oliga
  • 37.Dibbarotte
  • 38.Alasanda Vada
  • 39.Kandi Podi
  • 40.Kanda Bachali Kura
  • 41.Nannari Juice
  • 42.Peethala Kura
  • 43.Paramaannam
  • 44.Thota Kura Pulusu
  • 45.Ulli Gaare
  • 46.Dosakaya Mamsam
  • 47.Poornam Boorelu
  • 48.Pottikkalu
  • 49.Veta Mamsam Pulao
  • 50.Vankaaya Pachi Pulusu
Three Stages of the Contest
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your favourite dish by voting.
Thank you for your response.
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50 dishes have been shortlisted. Sign Up to participate in the Cooking Contest.

Choose one dish among the 50 and either participate in the contest held in the respective districts or submit your video from anywhere outside Andhra Pradesh.
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Qualify for the grand finale of the cookery contest and stand a chance to become Master Chef of Andhra Pradesh and have your favourite dish featured in The hindu's cofee table book.
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Our State Our Taste

Each city or region has become famous by its signature cuisine like how Pizza is well-known in Italy, Noodles in China, Burger in America. For that matter, how Pulao is famous in Kashmir, Filter Coffee in Chennai, Rasgulla in Kolkata and the list goes endless.

From Vizag to Ananthapur, from Rajahmundry to Kurnool and from Vijayawada to Tirupati, each region of Andhra Pradesh is rich in its cuisine: spicy, tasty, tangy and sweet. Everything is inspired by the region's cultural vibrancy and richness. What does the world think of our food, when they think of Andhra Pradesh? Is not it the time to make our favourite local dish now world-famous?

Andhra Pradesh Tourism and The Hindu proudly present ‘Our State Our Taste’, a quest to discover the signature dish which effuses the spirit of Andhra Pradesh, its culture and its people. The dish that is woven seamlessly in the state’s narrative, the dish that represents Andhra Pradesh in all its glory.

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