Starting off the fare with some appetizers, we got Veg Shanghai rolls and Chilli Chicken pakoda, the rolls were having a crispy texture on the outside and a really delicious filling of a mix of stir-fried veggies on the inside tasted really great with the Szechuan sauce, even the pakoda were deep-fried however the looks and texture didn't do justice to the name of the dish.
Next, we got Malai Paneer Tikka which had the nicely marinated cottage cheese and veggies pieces in cream, hung curd, cashew nut powder and flavoured with Kasuri methi, fennel seeds and cardamom powder grilled till perfection, tasted really well as the soft yet juicy pieces of paneer completely once consumed. Korameenu Vepudu was up next which is deep-fried fish pieces marinated in red chili powder, Dhania powder, Haldi & ginger garlic paste, this one tasted really good and a must recommended dish from the menu. Keema Balls was another addition to the appetizers, which was minced mutton meat cooked in a scrumptious bhuna masala of onions and tomatoes and deep-fried, tasted quite refreshing as the taste of mutton was really distinct.
Moving onto the mains, we started with Ragi Sangati and Natukodi Pulusu, which is a very popular dish originated from Rayalaseema, is a foxtail millet preparation which is paired up well with the country chicken preparation( also named as Naatukodi pulusu), a thin gravy curry made of country chicken's meat with coriander seeds, poppy seeds, coconut, whole garam masala as main ingredients, tasted really great and a go-to dish for all the spice lovers out there. Among the mains, we also got Mamsam Eguru, Kodi Eguru & Royyala Eguru to pair up Kobbara Anam. Out of these, I really liked Kodi Eguru as it had a semi gravy thick consistency that was very unique and tasted great; another recommended dish from the menu. From the rice section, we got Special Chicken Biryani, this was a less spicy version of the biryani as compared to the one which is generally served in Hyderabad, tasted really great.
Wrapping up the lunch with some sweet savouries, we got Gajar ka Halwa & Double ka Meetha, gajar ka halwa was nicely done with mashed carrots, milkmaid, dry fruits & an adequate amount of sweetness to give the perfect ending to a scrumptious meal.
Overall, Tilak's Kitchen is a place wherein you can savour the delights of Andhra cuisine at a pocket-friendly price range in all its ancient and yet vibrant glory.