A Taste of Telugu Street Food: Iconic Snacks and Chaat Delights

1. Mirchi Bajji  

It is one of the popular Telugu street food. It is the best evening snack that you can afford for a price of around just 20 rs. On an excellent monsoon day, having a hot mirchi Bajji with lemon and onion will make you feel like heaven on earth. 

 2. Pav Bhaaji 

When you learn about Hyderabad’s street food culture, you will surely have heard about the delightful Pav bhaji. Imagine dipping the slightly roasted crispy butter pav in aromatic bhaji made of mashed vegetable curry. Remember to try this iconic snack in your local area with your buddies. 

3. Tomato bajji 

The world of roadside delicacies will only be complete if we include the famous beachside tomato bajji in Andhra Pradesh. The tomato is coated with gram flour and deeply fried, which makes it crispy and delicious. Puffed rice stuffed with tomatoes and served with peanuts make it even more delicious. It is a simple yet fantastic snack you can cherish after watching a sunset.

 4. Ulli Karam Dosa 

Rayalseema is one of the most spicy regions of Andhra Pradesh. As you travel towards the cities of Guntur, the food gets increasingly spicy. One of the specialities of Rayalseema is Yerra Karam Dosa or onion masala Dosa. It is also called Ulli Karam Dosa. When mixed with ghee, a simple raw onion and spice paste on dosa takes it up a notch or two. 

 5. Chegodi 

Chegodi is one of the best traditional snacks from Andhra Pradesh. Chegodi is golden, sprinkled with white sesame, Moong dal, and cumin leaves. It is crunchy and has an addictive taste. It is one of my favourite snacks for family and friends, especially during travels. If there is a competition to see who is the best traditional snack from Andhra Pradesh, Chegodi would be the top contender.


What are the traditional Telugu snacks?

  • Mirapakaya Bajji. Mirapakaya Bajji is a famous snack in Andhra Pradesh that comes from a Telugu word that translates to mirchi or chilli fritters. …
  • Chakodi. 
  • Pesara garelu. 
  • Atukula gunta ponganalu. 

What is the street food of Andhra Pradesh?

Chakodi is a crunchy option. This famous street dish of Andhra Pradesh can be easily found in all areas of the state and is made with moong dal, rice flour batter, some regional spices, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, and sesame seeds

Pesara Garelu, also known as Moong Dal Vada, is a popular snack in Andhra Pradesh. Made from soaked and ground moong dal (split green gram), it is seasoned with spices like cumin, ginger, and green chilies. The mixture is shaped into patties and deep-fried until golden and crispy, resulting in a delightful and flavorful treat.

Atukula Gunta Ponganalu is a traditional Andhra Pradesh breakfast delicacy. Made from a batter of rice and soaked poha (flattened rice), it is flavored with cumin, ginger, and curry leaves. Cooked in special “gunta ponganalu” pans with round cavities, these savory and fluffy dumplings are served with chutney or sambar, delighting taste buds with their unique texture and taste.

For those with a sweet tooth, “Ariselu” or “Adhirasam” is a must-try delicacy. These delicious deep-fried rice flour and jaggery sweets are a traditional treat during festivals and celebrations. The state also takes pride in “Sunnundalu,” a laddu made of roasted gram dal and jaggery, known for its nutty flavor and melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Andhra Pradesh’s snacks are not just about flavors but also reflect the region’s vibrant culture and culinary traditions. Whether you are a local or a traveler, indulging in these famous snacks is a delightful way to experience the true essence of Andhra Pradesh’s gastronomic delights.

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