Andhra Pradesh is known as the Rice Bowl of India. The rich cultural heritage of Andhra Pradesh has a lot to offer to everyone. Let us explore this state in today’s post.
Food of Andhra Pradesh
Rice is a staple diet and is relished in various forms. Rice with curry & Pesarattu or Dosas made with rice batter. The Hyderabadi Biryani served with Dahi Chutney & spicy gravy known as Mirch-ka-salan is famous all across the world. The food tends to be spicy in flavor. Sweet dishes like Sheer Korma, Bandhar Ladoo or Putharekulu are popular choices.
Festivals of Andhra Pradesh
Ugadi, which is the Telugu New Year is celebrated by Telugu people all over the world and is time for family gatherings and celebrations. Sri Rama Navami, Dusshera and Diwali are also popular festivals for the people in state.
Dress of Andhra Pradesh
Men wear Dhoti-Kurta or Lungi as the traditional wear. Women wear Saree and girls wear half-saree known as Langa Voni.
Kalamkari fabric is a popular dress material for Sarees. It is made from natural dye & is painted with mythological figures and stories.
Kuchipudi is the traditional dance of the state and Carnatic Music has a rich cultural heritage. Pearl harvesting and jewellery is renowned world-wide.
I had visited Hyderabad many years back during college vacation when my sister was working there. And, Hyderabad had similarity with Lucknow and I felt at home. The Urdu/Hindi mix spoken here is a delight for ears.
Have you ever lived in Andhra Pradesh or visited it? What did you like the most about it? Do share your thoughts with us in comments.
This post is written as part of Indian Culture Diary for #AtoZChallenge. You can read more posts in the series to explore Indian Culture.
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arv!(28th September 2019 - 20:26)
Yet to explore Andhra Pradesh. I’m sure it is worth it looking at your post and pictures
Dishki(1st October 2019 - 01:40)
You should surely plan to visit it. Thanks for dropping by!
Ninu Nair(28th September 2019 - 18:10)
Lovely to read this post. My cousin lived for about 10 years in Hyderabad and used to talk in this unique Hyderabadi hindi.
Dishki(1st October 2019 - 01:08)
Glad that you could relate to the post. Thanks for visiting. 🙂
Mahathi Ramya(2nd May 2019 - 06:55)
All facts mentioned are true except the below line
The Hyderabadi Biryani known as Mirchkasalan is famous all across the world
Mirchi ka Salan is like a side dish to hyderabadi biryani. Mildly spicy gravy.
Dishki(4th May 2019 - 13:34)
Oh yes, I missed out few words there. Thanks for correcting. 🙂
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