Kakinada is a lush fertile province, part of the mighty River Godavari Delta region, which impacts the geography and eating habits of Kakinada natives. By being a hub to all the deep sea exploratory activity, a lot of seafood finds it’s way into Kakinada’s gastronomy. Traditional Andhra food served here at Kakinada comprises of mango pickle, mutton, shrimp, fish, chicken and vegetables. Kakinada’s regional Podi (a specialty spicy powder) is sprinkled on steamed rice, ghee and eaten. Podi has a great shelf life so it will be an awesome souvenir to take back from your trip. Pesarattu, a dosa made from green gram and served with assorted chutneys is consumed during breakfast time in Kakinada. Seafood tossed in tangy Andhra masala keeps those taste buds happy. A wonderful blend of seafood, mangoes and bananas offers a colorful diversity to Kakinada’s cuisine. Any time snack a famous dish cooked with rice and onion, Pidatha kindha pappu, can be munched on any time of the day. However, one of the most famous dish associated with Kakinada is a sweet delicacy called Kakinada Kaaja created from maida flour and sugar syrup. Every sweet shop in Kakinada stocks on Kakinada Kaaja in case you want to give it a try.