Exploring Vishakhapatnam's 7 Iconic And Famous Dishes
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Andhra Pradesh is a land of stunning landscapes and delectable dishes. Commonly called Telugu cuisine, it is known for its spicy, fiery, and tangy delicacies. However, each city in the state has some special culinary delights that every tourist should try. Speaking particularly about Vishakhapatnam, this city is known for its rich history, gorgeous beaches, and lush greenery. 

Commonly known as Vizag, it is a popular tourist spot for Indians. Besides these attractions, this city is also renowned for having the oldest shipyard in the country. So, if you are planning a trip to this ‘land of beaches’, we have brought to you the list of local dishes you can relish in the city. 

Here are seven famous foods of Vishakhapatnam you must try on your next visit to the city: 

Egg Bonda 

Egg bonda is a must-try in Vishakhapatnam, and this street food is very popular among the locals due to the addition of aromatic spices like pepper, carom seeds, and meat masala. To prepare this street food, eggs are boiled and then dipped in a besan batter that consists of red and green chillies, pepper, and salt. Then the eggs are deep-fried and served with a tangy and spicy chutney. 

Muri Mixture 

As mentioned earlier, Vishakhapatnam is known for its beaches, so what can be better than spending a lazy day there and munching a flavourful snack called muri mixture? You can find a lot of street vendors selling this treat near the beaches. The muri mixture is prepared with puffed rice, peanuts, tomatoes, onions, chillies and spices.  


This crispy and fluffy delight from Andhra Pradesh is very popular in the city of Vishakhapatnam. Punugulu is a deep-fried snack that is served hot with ginger and coconut chutneys. It is prepared with a batter of rice and urad dal, along with spices like cumin seeds. You can find punugulu in every nook and cranny of Vizag. 

Liver Kebab

If you are a hardcore fan of non-vegetarian food, liver kebab is a must-try snack. In the local eateries, these delicious kebabs are served with a soothing glass of lemon soda. Liver kebab is seasoned with spices like cumin seeds and ground pepper. You can also find other varieties of non-vegetarian snacks on the stalls, like fish fry, chicken kebab, and more. 

Masala Batani

Masala batani is basically a spicy chaat prepared with dried green peas. It consists of chopped onions, lemon juice, sev, peanuts, and tomatoes, along with boiled peas. The spices used for making this chaat are red chilli powder, chaat masala, amchur powder, and cumin powder. It is served in a cute paper cone, and the vendor will give you a dry palm leaf to use as a spoon. 

Bongu Chicken

Also known as bamboo chicken, this delicacy belongs to a hill station close to Vishakhapatnam called Araku. Made by stuffing a marinated chicken inside the hollow of a bamboo, it is traditionally cooked on coal. This cooking process gives the dish a smoky flavour that is loved by both locals and tourists.  

Tomato Bajji

This is another street superstar from Vishakhapatnam. Just like the muri mixture, you can find it near the beaches of the city. Tomato bajji is prepared with tomatoes that are coated with gram flour and then deep-fried. The fried tomatoes are served by cutting the dish into halves like cups and then seasoned with spices and crunchy peanuts.