An Andhra meal is incomplete without podi, pickles, and fried vadiyums. We know you've been cooped up at home and haven't gotten a chance to visit your favourite Andhra restaurant. But worry not — Sitara Foods, a homegrown brand is delivering its range of homemade pickles, sweets, and masalas. Sounds like a great fix, eh?
The first thing you've got to raid is their pickles section. From vegetarian pickles whipped from different vegetables to non-vegetarian pickles — you won't run out of options. Go for Munnakaya (drumstick) pickle, Pandu Mirapakaya (red chili) pickle, High Spice Boneless Chicken Pickle, and Gongura Prawn Pickle. These are priced at INR 270 upwards for 250gms.
Craving something sweet? Luckily for you, Sitara's sweets section is loaded with pootharekulu (paper sweet), Tapeswaram Madatha Kaaja, Kaju Chikki, Mango Jelly, Narinja Mithai (orange candies), Ariselu, etc. The store is also serving traditional snacks like Chekkalu (spicy rice crackers), spiced cashew nuts, Chekodi, Karam Boondi, etc.
If you love mixing podi (flavoured powder) in your rice, do try Karivepaku Karam Podi (curry leaf powder), Nuvvulu Karam Podi, Velluli Karam Podi. The store also has papads and other crisps like Minapa Vadiyalu, Gummadi Vadiyalu, etc. Plus, the store has a diabetic-friendly section with sweets and snacks.