Cuisine of KadapaWe live in a country of varieties and find the difference in everything including culture, clothing, customs, food etc. People from North India differ entirely from people of South India or East India. For example, people from North Indians prefer to be in style and wear modern dresses while when it comes to attire South Indians prefer more traditional way of wearing lungi for men and sari for women. In the same way, when it comes to food, North Indians prefer wheat based preparations while South Indians prefer rice based preparations. Cuisine of Kadapa is mainly influenced by South Indian preparations having its own different versions of dishes and keeping its identity unique.
Kadapa Regular DishesEveryday cuisine of Kadapa is quiet similar to South Indian food. People here like to eat idly, sambar, daal, rice, curry in their breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chutney is usually served with most of the dishes here. Most of the restaurants serve South Indian thali including these dishes in their lunch and dinner menu.
Special Delicacies of Kadapa
Although Kadapan cuisine is typically South Indian, but variations used in the preparation of food makes it totally exclusive and diverse. Let us take a look at some of the delicacies of Kadapan Cuisine:
It is also known as Ragi Sankanti or Ragi Mudde among the locals. It is made from ragi (millet) flour, rice, water and salt and is usually served with some kind of curry. Some people also offer the same with Gongura pickle and curd. It is a must have in summer months due to its property of beating the heat.
It is another famous dish of Kadapa cuisine. Boti is nothing but the visceral parts of the lamb. It is made by adding many spices including poppy seeds, cardamom, cloves, garlic, ginger, green chillies, tamarind, onion, salt and chilli powder to the boti. The preparation is extremely spicy and can be served with rice.
It is a special preparation of chicken in Andhra style by adding Guntur chilli spice mix and coconut together. It is very spicy and delicious in taste. The paste added in this chicken curry is made from poppy seeds, coconut, guntur chili powder, dry roasted coriander seeds, turmeric powder, ginger, salt and garlic.
Paya means foot or trotter in Urdu language. In case of this recipe the foot is of lamb. This curry is made of lamb foot by adding many spices including turmeric powder, poppy seeds powder, curd, garam masala, salt, onions, mint and green chillies at the time of preparation. All of these spices give this a curry a unique and intense flavor.
Fast Food in Kadapa
Fast food is increasing its reach in each and every city of our country. Just like many other cities of India, Kadapa is in full impact of fast food. Although, absence of most of the big brands of fast food industry including McDonalds, KFC and Pizza Huts shows a little lack of interest of local people towards fast food industry, but there are still many local shops available selling fast food. Mc.Dee Fride Chicken located near Murali Theatre and Bhargavi Fast Food Center located near Venkateswara Temple are the examples of the same.