A delicious spread of a variety of dishes marked the beginning of Andhra Food Festival at The Gateway Hotel on Friday, which will continue up to October 31 only for dinner.

‘Bayleaf', the recently launched Indian restaurant, offered the fitting ambience as the venue to the food festival that would offer a chance to relish tastes of traditional local cuisine.

Popular Andhra dishes like gonguru mamsam and munakkaya tomato curry are part of the menu. Hotel general manager Vishal Jamuar said that all the popular traditional Andhra varieties would feature in the menu, so that it would allure people to visit. “Dishes of this region are known to be spicy and flavoured. They are tasty with spices they are cooked in. There are varieties like karivepaku kodi, royyala koora and so on. This is where Andhra cuisine comes alive,” he said.

The other attractions of the food festival would be majjiga pulusu, muvvavankai, mirapakaya puttagodugulu koora and so on. To complete the gastronomic experience, there are also the fiery fish and poultry based delectable dishes to offer mouth-watering flavours to the people. The menu features rice combinations also, which include “Pulihora”, “Nimmakaya Pulihora”, “Cut Mirchi Biryani” and so on.

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