These Signature Dishes From Telangana Cuisine Are Worth Trying
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India is a country of rich culture, heritage, and of course delicious food. Indians and their love for food know no limit. Though every state offers a unique array of food, this piece is dedicated to Telangana cuisine. This cuisine is typically spicy and ingredients such as sesame seeds, tamarind, red chilies, and asafoetida are widely used in a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Let us have a look at some gems of Telangana cuisine that we should try at least once in a lifetime.

Sarva Pindi

Sarva Pindi is a perfect breakfast option made up of chana dal, rice flour, peanuts, and chilies. These are savoury pancakes cooked in a deep, round-shaped pan with holes that are rolled out in the dough mixture before cooking. These savoury pancakes are also known as Ginne Appa owing to their preparation.

Golichina Mamsam

This non-vegetarian dish from Telangana cuisine is for all meat lovers. Since Telangana cuisine is known for its perfect spices, this dish has pieces of mutton in thick gravy with a lot of spices. This dish is cooked over low flame so that the flavours get absorbed into the curry properly. It goes well with rice or chapati.


Chegodilu is the perfect tea-time snack that you were looking for. This crunchy snack tastes so delicious that it is nearly impossible to not have a second bite. These deep-fried snacks have sesame seeds, and their nutty flavour brings is worth a try.


No this is not your regular parantha but one made up with a stuffing of jaggery, chana dal, cardamom powder, and ghee. Polelu is a festive special and is easily available at sweet shops around the state. 

Pachi Pulusu

Pachi Pulusu is a rasam that you were looking for lazy days. The basic difference between pachi pulusu and rasam is that the former has very little cooking involved and needs a little gas just for tempering. This dish is so simple yet so delicious. This is something we can call comfort food.

Which of these dishes have you tried, and which are new to you? Do let us know.