Cuisine in AdilabadThe staple food of people living in Adilabad is millet based 'roti' (bread). They love spicy food, and why not! Red chillies (koraivikaram), rice and millets are produced in Telangana. Curries are cooked using lentils (dal) tamarind, Asafoetida, tomato while pickles add to the taste of the meal. Puntikura (Gongura) is used extensively in pickles and curry preparations. Bajra and Jowar too are included in the cuisine.
Common Vegetarian Dishes in AdilabadNames of few dishes loved by denizens of Adilabad are Sajja Rotte (Penisetum), Uppudi Pindi (broken rice), Jonna Rotte (Sorghum), Vepudu, Potlakaya pulusu or Snake gourd stew. Vegetarian Dishes in Adilabad also include Gongura Chana Dal, Bachali Kura (spinach with tamarind paste in curry), Pachi Pulusu (rasam made from chillies, tamarind and onions).
Tamarind is used to prepare Pulusu (Sour). Vegetarian dishes are Onkkaya Brinjal Vepudu, Arintikaya Banana pulusu, Palakoora (spinach cooked with lentils). People love to add peanuts or even cashew nuts in the dishes. Most of these dishes are eaten with steamed rice or roti. For breakfast, people here eat spicy pan cake named Sarva Pindi. This breakfast dish is made up of flour, chana dal, sesame seeds, green chillies, garlic and ginger and the essential flavouring ingredient, yes! curry leaves.
Non-Vegetarian Dishes in AdilabadMeat dishes include Kodi pulusu and Mamasm (meat) vepudu. Oorru Kodi Pulusu is a chicken curry while Golichina Mamsam is a spicy mutton fried dish.
Curry or gravy in dishes is known as Kora. Curry dishes are Boti and Gongura Kora made out of Red Sorrel leaves.Non vegetarians relish sea food and meat preparations.
Common Snacks in AdilabadDuring Makar Sankranti festival, Chakinalu or Sakinalu is cooked in homes. It is prepared using rice flour, sesame seeds, Vaamu or carom seeds (ajwain in Hindi) and then deep fried. Other dishes include Karijelu cooked with sweet stuffing and made into a dumpling. Some people also stuff chicken or mutton inside to give it a delectable taste! There is another sweet dish named Madugulu prepared with milk. Pharda Pheni is a wafer sweet which is a very tasty sweet dish.
Rural Cooking in Adilabad
Do you know that the very, very old mud stove known as Matti poyyi is still used in villages and in temples during festivals for cooking.