Authentic Dishes of Telangana

Indian cuisine consists of various regional cuisines that differ widely based on the local culture, climate, traditions and spices. Every region has its own tradition and food plays a major role in tradition. Authentic Indian cuisine comes in various flavors and ingredients.

Telangana cuisine is very unique and different from other regions because of the usage of unique mix of spices in food. It offers variety of preparations in vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Telangana cuisines consists of dishes mainly prepared using rice, chicken, lamb (mutton), fish and spices.

Let’s have an insight into some of the authentic and traditional Telangana dishes.


  • Chicken Curry
  • Chicken vepudu (fry)
  • Mutton Curry (Mutton pulusu)
  • Mutton vepudu (fry)
  • Egg pulusu
  • Puntikura Mutton
  • Soyikura Mutton
  • Mentham Fish
  • Fish pulusu
  • Fish fry with ginger garlic
  • Mutton chops
  • Mentham chicken
  • Mentham fish
  • Natu kodi pulusu


  • Pappu Charu
  • Pachi pulusu
  • Tomato rasam
  • Chamagadda pulusu
  • Kandagada pulusu
  • Tomato pappu (gatti pappu)
  • Palakura pappu (gatti pappu)
  • Cauliflower fry
  • Bachali kura

Rice items

  • Bhagara rice
  • Yellow Rice (popu annam)
  • Curd rice with poppy seeds, red dry chillies, fresh green coriander


  • Sakinaalu
  • Sarwa pindi/ Sarwa appalu
  • Uppudu pindi
  • Sattu pindi
  • Gudaalu
  • Makka Garelu
  • Vadappalu
  • Pappu gaarelu
  • Jonna roti


  • Ariselu
  • Bakshalu


  • Gadaka
  • Ambali

Hope that gave you a little feel of the Telangana cuisine. Which of the above dishes would you love to try? What would you add to the list?

Please feel free to add any suggestions or comments if we missed out any authentic Telangana dishes. Thanks in advance!