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Foods of Andaman & Nicobar- 8 Dishes of Andaman & Nicobar Cuisine that you must try when you visit Andaman.

Foods of Andaman & Nicobar- 8 Dishes of Andaman & Nicobar Cuisine that you  must try when you visit Andaman.

The Andaman and Nicobar is an Indian archipelago influenced by all Indian cultures and this influence result in the emergence of a wide variety of cuisines including South Indian, Bengali, and Andhra varieties.

Like many aspects of Andaman culture, food culture is also heavily impacted according to the different religions and traditions that came into contact with it like the influence of Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Sikh religion in the traditional food is extremely strong. You by yourself can feel and experience this deep impact on the truly, tasty, and spicy food of Andaman.

Andaman is also inhibited by many tribal communities and hence they have their own food style and culture. Though nothing much is known about their food and cuisines, however, they hunt wild animals for their food which include all kinds of meats directly getting from turtles, wild boar, fishes of the Islands.Being a group of many islands, the prominent food of Andaman is seafood and other non-vegetarian preparations that are best in class and taste here. Apart from, seafood and other Indian cuisines, fresh tropical fruits and vegetables are also key food here for those who don’t like seafood and non-vegetarian preparations. One can find Mangoes, Bananas, Pineapples, Guava, and a lot more. One can also find the best drink which is refreshing and nutritious both at the same time- the exotic coconut water here easily and at very cheap prices as well.

As stated above that the seafood dominates at almost all the food restaurants and food joints in Andaman. For this, we can easily say that the Andaman is the king of marine food and has a wide variety too. The seafood of Andaman includes various products obtained from sea like Fish, Crab, Prawns, Lobsters, etc.

Now, for the clear picture of the foods of the Andaman, here is the information about some of the popular dishes that are sought among the locals and tourists visiting here every year.

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1. Fish Curry

Fish curry is a very common, yet amazing dish of Andaman prepared with fish and tasty spicy curry. As we all know that Andaman has an amazing coastline, and hence options of fish from here is greater than anywhere else in the Indian subcontinent. Which in turn providing tourists and local people of Andaman, a delicious and nutritious recipe of fish curry.

2. Amritsar Kulcha

Amritsari kulcha is also very famous here in Andaman. It is the same as we get in most of the North Indian cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar, and many others. The dish is prepared with lots of delicious stuffing onion, potato, coriander leaves, seasonings, and so on making it very tasty as well as a scrumptious meal. This is the easiest and tastiest food for the vegetarian making their way to travel Andaman.

3. Chilly Curry

Chilly curry is yet another vegetarian dish with lots of chilies, onion, tomatoes, and also stuffed with rich flavor in it. It is a really hot and happening meal full of spicy taste that will give a kick to your taste buds. This dish of Andaman is being appreciated by many domestic and foreign tourists as well as many times.

4. Macher Jhol

Macher Jhol is another mouthwatering dish from Andaman, which is the favorite of many locals and tourists as well. In reality, the dish is basically originated in Bengal and came here many years ago with the traveler who came here from Bengal and left their legacy of this tasty food Macher Jhol here in Andaman. The meal contains fish and other ingredients such as chilies, coriander seeds, turmeric powder, and some other local spices as well.

5. Coconut Prawn Curry

This is an excellent dish originated and developed here in Andaman only. The dish is exclusively prepared with the local spices of Andaman and the coconut milk gives it a rich texture and taste that will satisfy your taste buds and surely will add a zing to your whole eating experience. The Prawn, Coconut Milk, and local spices of Andaman all collectively make an authentic and highly flavored dish that one should not miss if visits Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The dish tastes best when served with rice.

7. Grilled Lobsters

Grilled Lobster is again a very delicious seafood variant in Andaman. The dish preparation is very rich and exotic as the ingredients used to make Grilled Lobster are Butter, parsley, chili flakes, cloves, etc. The taste of Grilled Lobster is unbeatable by any other seafood of Andaman. It is highly recommended and should not miss if you are traveling to Andaman.

8. Barbeques

The Barbeque food is always a delight for the all non-vegan. This is highly loved and liked by the trekkers and backpackers as they enjoy barbeque food from anywhere like the top of the island, in the middle of the forest or even in the centre of the sea. This is one of its kind of experience of having Barbeque food in Andaman as there are various marine fishes that are used to make barbeque here like Sardines, Mackerels, crab, King Prawn, etc.


Now, we can easily say that Andaman has mixed food from the different cultures which keep visiting in the past and still continue. Mainly, the food of Andaman is based on the sea produces and dominated by seafood and non-vegetarian food. But all these different cultures blend together to form a rich and authentic food that Andaman offers to its all visitors with great hospitality.


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