Vivaha Bhojanambu is a new restaurant set up in Jubilee Hills, serving the specialties of Andhra Cuisine. The name of the restaurant is picked from a hit song of the Telugu movie MayaBazaar. It has a very nice ambiance and the walls beautifully decorated with rangoli depicting Andhra culture. With beautiful melodies from old telugu movies played at a lower pitch, it seems to be a decent place for a pleasant meal.
To begin with the food, we chose to start with Tomato Miryala Rasam (Tomato Pepper Soup). The rasam had a good blend of red chillies, green chillies, pepper and it was amazingly spicy. The best starter we could start with is Kodi Roast. Kodi Roast is deep fried chicken pieces(with bone) and garnished with masala powder and curry leaves. I felt this dish has less meat and more bones, if it could be vice versa, Kodi Roast would be awesome.
The next starter in line is Palli Kodi Vepudu. Boneless chicken pieces well marinated with peanut powder and cooked to perfection. This dish is a fusion of Andhra and Moghlai cuisine. The soft texture of the well cooked chicken pieces tawa fried with peanut powder and small pieces of capsicum is definitely worth tasting.
The next starter is Golconda Kodi. It has small pieces of chicken wrapped in a large potato chip, deep fried and garnished with spices. This dish has been very finely cooked so that the potato chip remains crisp and at the same time the chicken pieces retain its softness.
Moving on to the main course, the staff recommended us to try Palavancha Kodi Pulao. The kodi pulao had two chicken leg pieces marinated with greens, masala and served with Pulao. The main flavor of the dish comes from the green masala but somehow I felt the dish could have been more spicy and the rice should have rich flavor. After tasting good starters, the pulao could have been better.
Overall, relishing spicy food on a winter evening, listening to melodies from old telugu movies is a pleasant dining experience.