Balance all that ‘Royal Andhra Spice' with carrot halwa with ice-cream
When you stumble upon Royal Andhra Spice on a sunny afternoon, with a roaring appetite, you know exactly what it you're getting.
The restaurant is located close to 5th Main, BEML Layout bus depot. Not only are you given a royal welcome, with the staff and waiters greeting you with a traditional ‘namaskaram', but you are also attended to right through the meal.
Restaurants serving Andhra cuisine are generally branded as being unhygienic and messy. Royal Andhra Spice breaks this stereotype and displays how the cuisine can also lend itself to a fine dining experience. Its menu card is exquisitely designed with an engraving of the ‘kalpavriksha' on the cover, and is available in Kannada and English.
The first thing to try on the menu are the meals. The non-vegetarian biryani meal (Rs. 250) comes with raitha, chicken gravy, biryani gravy, Guntur chicken, chicken fry, chilli chicken and gulab jamoon, with the saucy gravies to boot. The veg biryani costs Rs. 80.
If you prefer starting with appetisers, the chicken 65, hariyali kebab, paneer manchoorian and stuffed potato are recommended. Among the seafood , fish fry is another Andhra Spice speciality. It is definitely going to be a ‘royal feast' if you enjoy a little fire along with the food. Else, keep a tissue handy to dab your streaming eyes and runny nose.
They also have the inevitable north Indian and Chinese inclusions in the menu. The pudina and methi kulcha ordered along with the royal special vegetable gravy (with five varieties of vegetables) is a respite from the otherwise spicy dishes. The chilli garlic stick will definitely win you over. To balance out the spice, you can order the carrot halwa with ice-cream. However, be sure to reserve your tables early as finding one vacant on arrival is rare, especially on weekends.