Aroma of bamboo biryani to waft across Andhra Pradesh

July 10, 2018 12:37 am | Updated 12:37 am IST - VIJAYAWADA

Traditional Andhra food - Bamboo Biriyani displayed at food festival at Taj Gateway Hotel in Vijayawada.

Traditional Andhra food - Bamboo Biriyani displayed at food festival at Taj Gateway Hotel in Vijayawada.

Andhra Pradesh Tourism wing plans to promote bamboo biryani, a delicacy found in the Araku region of Visakhapatnam, in a big way across the State.

AP Tourism CEO Himanshu Shukla has asked officials to draw a plan to popularise this authentic Andhra dish using every possible platform.

The officials want bamboo biryani to be for Andhra Pradesh what biryani is for Hyderabad and noodles for China. In their quest to make this unique dish cooked in bamboo tubes by stuffing rice and chicken mixed in spices into the log that goes on natural fire and cooked till the outer layer turns into a charcoal, the tourism wing plans to train cooks in all the districts in the State.

Food festivals across the 13 districts to showcase the traditional Andhra dishes and culinary competitions in major cities are also being planned to achieve the goal.

Besides, the Department is also trying to get Geographical Indications for three traditional dishes- Putharekulu, Kakinada khaja and ulavacharu.

Tourism officials are also intend to attempt the longest puthareku to find a place in the India Book of Records.

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