There are only a few places in the capital that offer authentic South Indian cuisine, and one of them is Bagundi. Placed right in the heart of the city, this Andhra kitchen is tucked away in a cozy spot in the outer circle of Connaught Places. This family-run restaurant offers traditional Andhra cuisine for connoisseurs of Delhi NCR. The name of the restaurant, “Bagundi” means good in Telegu and the aim of the restaurant is to serve Andhra food in its most authentic form. So, if you are curious about what Andhra cuisine is like, you don’t need to cross the border into the city, just head to Bagundi and try their delicious menu.
The restaurant has created a special winter menu that incorporates the seasonal flavors of Andhra Pradesh. We started with idli gunter and 65 chicken for appetizers. The idli gunter is a soft, big idli coated with a spicy red powder called podi. Idli is sweet and spicy, making it a delicious warming snack in the winter. Chicken 65 is another spicy snack straight from Andhra’s cuisine, this chicken dish is known to be hot and spicy!
For the main course, we opted for chicken gongura, chicken chettinad, Andhra dal fry and Andhra mutton curry. Chicken gongura is a traditional chicken curry from Andhra, the gongura leaves are tangy, giving the chicken a tangy and spicy touch. Chicken chettinad has the rich flavor of coconut and yogurt, which makes it excellent with rice. Dal lovers will love Andhra dal fry for its earthy and spicy flavor. Andhra’s Mutton Curry has a spicy coconut sauce that enhances the meat. Finally, for dessert, opt for the traditional kesari bhat from South India, a soft and velvety halwa made from sooji.
The menu has been carefully created to ensure that the essence of Andhra’s flavor can be tasted through its winter delicacies. If you’re in Delhi and craving South Indian cuisine, head to Bagundi.