Hyderabad has got a new hole in the wall place that serves regional food from Bhimavaram, in Andhra Pradesh. So, check out their pilafs and pakoras with your peers.
Move Over Biryani, The Authentic Coastal Pilaf At This New Eatery Is Amazing
Nestled in a busy Himayathnagar street, The Bhimavaram Boys is easy to miss (because of how tiny it is) but once you do taste the food here, you will be hooked. We walked into the joint which accommodates no more than eight people at once and immediately fell in love with the minimal decor. Black and white theme with mint green accents lends a trendy, casual vibe to the place. They have high seat wooden tables and chairs, and we give them bonus points for providing sanitisers. Their friendly staff told us that this place has only been around for a month. It was started by Sreekar Beeralli and Pratheek Reddy, two locals with an aim to promote coastal specialties among the city folk.
Oh So Food
We got Chilly Baby Corn (INR 130) for starters, and went with the Pachi Mirchi Pulao (INR 140) for the main course. These were among the few vegetarian options they had, and we wish they had more. The staff recommends Bhimavaram Special Mixed Pulao, for non vegetarians. This is a combination of chicken, mutton, and prawns mixed in the pulao and is a true Godavari specialty. The baby corn was crispy and we demolished it within minutes while the Pachi Mirchi Pulao was served in burrito bowl style, with loads of perfectly sauteed veggies (carrots, beans, capsicum, potatoes) on top of flavoured rice. The authentic spices make it super hot, and you can request the chef (who is from Bhimavaram, himself) to make it less spicy. The quantity too is a lot for a single person (We were full, and we got some packed). They also have soft drinks, so you don't go thirsty, and give you post it notes for feedback that you put on their door. So, for a good lunch spot with your college squad, you should definitely check out this pocket friendly place, and make pulao cool again.