A flavourful Telugu thali

The moment one enters the restaurant, they are welcomed with the iconic poster of late veteran actor, SV Ranga Rao enjoying the scrumptious meal, an evergreen screen from the movie Mayabazar.

By Author  |  Published: 20th May 2017  11:17 pmUpdated: 21st May 2017  1:01 am
Telugu

Located bang on the bustling road of Jubilee hills, Vivaha Bhojanambu cannot be missed. Not just because of its location, but also for a lot of other factors. The name of the restaurant takes back foodies from the Telugu households to Mayabazar movie, but for the non-Telugus it sounds like Greek and Latin. Nevertheless, this place churns out some authentic Telugu cuisine.

The moment one enters the restaurant, they are welcomed with the iconic poster of late veteran actor, SV Ranga Rao enjoying the scrumptious meal, an evergreen screen from the movie Mayabazar. As we proceed further, strong aromas of traditional podis and authentic pickles will hit our nose. But what’s more attention seeking is the 3D graffiti Telugu quotes about food that are written over the walls.

The fine-dining restaurant can accommodate more than 400 people in its spacious premises. The customers are guided by the staff to their designated table if it is booked prior or any table that is available at the moment. Offering both vegetarian and non-vegetarian varieties, the place has north Indian and Telugu flavours on the menu.

Non-Telugu customers need to be a little cautious about choosing the dishes as they use local names in the menu. From Coastal Andhra to Telangana to Rayalaseema, it has all the flavours. One can opt for a thali from among the different varieties on offer or choose dishes of their choice. A glance at the prices may make you feel the place is slightly heavy on the pocket, but actually the cost for two comes to around Rs 600 and once you taste the food, all the money spent feels worth it.

The non-vegetarians have a wide variety of dishes like Golconda chicken (which can be combined with Ragi sangati), Raju gari bhojanam and Ulli kodi pulao, Konaseema kodi pulav, and Palvancha kodi pulav. But the best among the lot is Mamsam pappu charu annam which is on the spicier side, but the soft mutton pieces make it worth trying.

The vegetarians are not left out either. The restaurant has mouthwatering dishes like Gutti vankai, Menthikura paneer, Miryala rasam and many more. The must-try dish is their Ulavacharu served with cream — it just melts in our mouth leaving a lingering taste.

So, if you are a person who can dig into your food without using cutlery, then this is the place you need to hop to immediately to munch on some authentic Telugu flavours.