Kakinada kaja

Famous sweets of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh has a very rich cultural heritage. Along with that, it also has its own culinary style which is unique to their culture and tradition. The best parts of Indian states are that, apart from being culturally strong, they also have their distinct culinary styles according to the taste and nature of the habitants there.

In Andhra, there is an abundance of hot and spicy cuisines because people love to eat their food like that. It is a mixture of traditional Andhra style food and some Hyderabadi cuisines which also has a lot of Mughal influence in them. The best part of Andhra food is the use of delectable spices in it.

It is already said earlier that the recipes that are followed to cook Andhra food has a mix of Hindu and the Muslim style of cuisines. The dishes that are served in the places here are mostly vegetarian in nature. The staple food of this region is rice and people eat rice mostly with SambharDaal (a kind of lentil soup). In traditional places, people still eat on a banana leaf instead of a proper plate and they use a lot of pickles and spicy chutneys with rice and curry.

Not only hot and spicy dishes but Andhra Pradesh is equally famous for its sweet dishes and desserts. There is a wide range of sweet dishes that are worth trying in this state. The most famous one available here is Double KaMeetha which is a pudding made from cashew nuts and bread. Then there is another popular sweet called QubaniKaMeetha which is a stewed dessert full of apricots. AndeKaPiyosi is another sweet made from purified eggs and almonds and Badam Ki Jhab is a candy like sweet. Dil E Firdaus on the other hand is milk sweet which is prepared in occasions.

The traditional Andhra sweet dishes include Poornalu or the PoornamBoorelu which is made from black gram, Bengal gram, and rice flour. There is the famous RawaLaddoo which is made from semolina, sugar, ghee, and cardamom powder. There is another signature dessert dish in Andhra and it is known asPoothaRekulu. This is a dish made from very smeared and thin rice sheets. Then they are mixed well with ghee and sugar and it turns out to be a mouth-watering dish.

Kakinada kaja is another conventional sweet dish of Andhra Pradesh. Kakinada is actually a place in Andhra and kaja is a sweet which is well known there. It is mainly served in festivals and special occasions. One can keep it for 2 or 3 days as they stay fresh. But one has to store them in a dry and cool container for that. There is also another dish called Kajjikayalu and it is made from mawa and thickened milk. There is a use of dried coconut and sugar in it with a lot of cardamom fills.

There is a wide range of sweet dishes from which one can try.