Andaman and Nicobar Islands have become a highly popular tourist destination in recent years. The turquoise blue waters surrounded by beautiful beaches, accompanied by fancy activities, make it a perfect place for a vacation. The food doesn’t let down either. The land is a fusion of the Indian culture and that is reflected in the cuisine as well. It has something for everyone and due to it being an island, the local cuisine is dominated by seafood. Here is a list of dishes that you must try when at Andaman. Book a Trip to Andaman that takes you on Food Journey across the Island, with our selection of Andaman Holiday Package.
Andaman Nicobar Islands has unlimited resources when it comes to seafood so it is safe to say that it is the king of seafood varieties in India, tandoori fish being its specialty. It is widely available as all restaurants serve this dish, especially popular in the Emerald Island. This dish should be a no brainer for people wanting to try authentic food of the Andaman.
What’s an island dish without some coconut in it, right? It doesn’t matter if you are a coconut lover or not, this dish is sure to leave you craving for more. The delightful taste of the prawns fused with the creamy texture of the Andaman style curry makes this dish a must-try for everyone. This, served with rice, after a long day at the beach, will feel nothing less than heaven on earth. Don’t miss out on this.
Since Andaman is in such close proximity to the ocean, Barbeque food is a part of the culture there and you definitely need to give it a try. Freshly caught fishes such as Sardines, King Prawns, Crab, etc are prepared and barbecued right in front of your eyes. You can relish it from anywhere in the local areas including the island, outdoor sightseeing or in the middle of the forests. So much so, you even have an option to have a BBQ in the center of the sea. Truly wild!
Chilly curry is another delightful dish that will make you tingle in all sorts of ways. It is a dish that is really typical in the Andaman Islands. This dish is really hot and happening, filled with spices, sesame, rice, peanuts, tomatoes and obviously chilies, making it a fiery and aromatic dish. Even if you’re not very big on chili, you should definitely give it a try and you’ll most probably end up loving the dish.
Chicken Tikka Masala is a highly famous dish all over India and Andaman is no exception to that. The dish, however, is a lot fiercer and has that feisty taste to it. This dish is sure to be loved by everyone and isn’t one to be missed out on. We won’t say much about this. Try it once and let the dish do the talking.
When on an exotic island like Andaman, trying an exotic dish is a must. The grilled lobster is a deliciously prepared dish, with butter, chili flakes, and parsley being the main ingredients. No other seafood can match the taste of Andaman’s grilled lobster, so it’s pretty safe to say that we’ve saved the best for last. This highly decorated dish is a must-have for sure so be sure to try it at least once before you leave the majestic island.