Forget Biryani, Try The Authentic Coastal Pulao At This Himayathnagar Eatery
This hole in the wall place serves regional food from Bhimavaram, in Andhra Pradesh. Check out their pulao and pakoras with your peers.
What Makes It Awesome
The Bhimavaram Boys is easy to miss (because of how tiny it is) amidst the hustle and bustle of Himayathnagar, 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. It was started by Sreekar Beeralli and Pratheek Reddy, two locals with an aim to promote coastal specialties among the city folk.
We got Chilly Baby Corn for starters, and went with the Pachi Mirchi Pulao for the main course. However, if you're a non vegetarian, we recommend the Bhimavaram Special Mixed Pulao. 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 sautéed 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, so much so that we had to get 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.
What Could Be Better
We wish they had more options for vegetarians.