The second-largest city in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh is Warangal. The area offers top-notch sightseeing, breathtaking natural attractions, impressive architecture, and mouthwatering cuisine. Whatever your dietary preferences—vegetarian or not—Warangal is famed for its spicy cuisine. The food of Warangal is typical of Telangana and has a significant effect on Afghan and Persian cuisine. Haleem and biryani, for instance, are essential components of Warangal cuisine. From the Kakatiya era to the Delhi Sultanate, as well as Qutub Shahi and Asaf Jahi, the Telangana region has a remarkable history. All of these powerful leaders have had an impact on cuisine, as well as art, architecture, and music. 

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In Warangal, peanuts, tamarind, mango, sugarcane, and corn are used in the majority of cuisine recipes. The excessive use of mango and tamarind in Telangana cuisine is due to the region's residents' preference for acidity and tanginess in their food. One of Warangal's most well-known specialties is its mango pickle, which everyone remembers to try and bring home for their family and friends. Let's explore some other delicacies too. 

Vegetarian dishes 

Warangal's vegetarian cuisine is distinctive and amazing in flavour thanks to the use of gram powder in the gravies. Some of Warangal's vegetarian delicacies include Mirch ka Salan, Baghare Baigan, and Ulavacharu. As an alternative to "Gongura Ghosht," the dish's non-vegetarian equivalent, Gongura Chana Dal (chana dal cooked with spices and tempered with mustard and curry leaves) is a well-known vegetarian treat of Warangal. Bachali Kura is a spinach dish that is prepared with tamarind paste to give it a sour flavour. Here, Pachi Pulusu is also well-known. This particular Rasam is made with tamarind, onions, and chillies and has a spicy-sour flavour. Other Warangal variations include Arintikaya Banana Pulusu or Vepudu and Onkkaya Brinjal Pulusu or Vepudu. 

Gongura Chana Dal 

Dal is an essential component of any Indian cuisine. It is a part of the typical Indian diet. Curry leaves, mustard seeds, and spices are used to make gongura chana dal. It is a well-known vegetarian meal and Gongura Ghosht's equivalent. The Gongura is this dish's most distinguishing component (sorrel leaves). 

Rail Palaharam   

It is a common rice dish in Warangal that is steam-cooked. Their main source of sustenance is rice, which they eat at every meal. This recipe also contains coconut and lentils like moong and urad dal. This meal is prepared with a hand-blended spice mixture. This meal is also sold by street vendors.  

 Sarva Pindi   

In Warangal, sarva pindi, a spicy pancake, is a common breakfast food. Rice flour, lentils, ginger, garlic, green chilies, sesame seeds, and other ingredients are used in its preparation.This meal is also preferred as a quick appetiser or evening snack.   

Kudumulu   

These steamed rice balls are what are commonly served as "prasadam" during religious celebrations. The meal is also referred to as undrallu. Roughly ground rice is rolled into balls with binding agents to create this delicacy. There are savoury and sweet variations of the meal. Some add stuffing similar to that found in modak to the meal to increase its richness.   

Baghare Baigan 

Despite the fact that there are many brinjal recipes, Warangal Baghare Baigan is folklore. The gravy is wonderful and marries the tasty Baghare Baigan with coconut and peanuts. In Indian cuisine, rice and chapatis are extremely common, and Baghare Baigan is a dish that goes well with both. 

Ulavacharu 

Enjoy this traditional regional food from Warangal. The farmers' kitchens deserve praise for this delectable feast. The ingredients for the dish are tamarind paste, spices, and water from cooked lentils. It is known as gravy or rasam in the local tongue. 

Kadambam  

Kadambam is another rice dish that contains a lot of tamarind. Tamarind is what gives this meal its distinctive flavour. Peas, chickpeas, and various veggies are also included in this dish. It is a full-bodied rice meal similar to the biryani. 

Non-vegetarian dishes 

The Hyderabadi Biryani itself is one of the most well-known non-vegetarian cuisines in the Warangal area. In addition to liver fry, other well-known non-vegetarian dishes from Warangal cuisine include kakaraya pulusu and koti kura. Another well-known food from this area is Guddu Pulusu, which is typically eaten with rice and is cooked with eggs. Other well-known dishes from Warangal include Golichina Mamsam (a spicy mutton fry) and Oorru Kodi Pulusu (a flavorful rural chicken curry). 

Golichina Mamsam

Something that is typical of Warangal and Telangana in general. A well-known meat dish made with lamb is called golichina mamsam. Golichina is a Telugu term that literally meaning "to cook." It has a traditional flavour and a lot of regional seasonings. Enjoy this delectable dish with rice or paratha. 

Oorru Kodi Pulusu

It is a hot, masala-based dish made with chicken. The diverse spices make it a genuine pleasure. This flavorful country chicken curry is spicy, Indian, and good for you. Telugu-speaking South Indians, in particular, love spicy food, therefore enjoying well-prepared spicy country chicken is something exceptional. 

Guddu Pulusu

Try the flavorful Egg Stew, which is acidic, spicy, and scrumptious. The Telangana area strongly favours tanginess and tartness. Mango, tamarind, peanuts, and corn are frequently used as a result. The recipe is delicious with rice or chapati. It is a must-try dish in Warangal for anyone visiting this region of the world. 

Breads 

The majority of dishes, whether vegetarian or not, are typically served with Jonna Roti (Sorghum Flatbread), Dibba Roti, Sajja Roti (Millet Flatbread), Uppudi pindi (Broken Rice), and Rice Preparations. 

Snacks 

One of the most well-known snacks in Warangal is saminalu, often referred to as chakinalu. During the Makar Sankranti celebration, this traditional snack is traditionally made with rice flour and sesame seeds. Sarva Pindi, a spicy Pan cake made from rice flour, sesame seeds, curry leaves, green chilies, chana dal, ginger, and garlic, is another well-known food from Warangal. A dumpling meal called karijelu is prepared either with a sweet or savoury stuffing, such as mutton or chicken kheema. 

Desserts 

The mouthwatering and hot jalebis in Warangal are what you should treat yourself to. They can be consumed as a dessert or a snack. A crispy wafer sweet with sugar coating is known as "Pharda Pheni." Many individuals favour eating Kheer and Sevayin throughout the month of Ramadaan. Another well-known sweet delicacy from Warangal is called Sugar Madugulu, and it is prepared with milk, butter, and a sugar coating.