Sri Kanya: Takeaway Andhra food

A small takeaway place tucked in the corner of the lane next to Model House, Punjagutta, it is not very easy to locate. But during lunch and dinner, you will find a small crowd jostling with each other to have a look at the items prepared on that day and place their orders.

Hyderabad Andhra Srikanya

This place may be small, but they have a very dedicated clientele. They do not offer in house dining, you can only take away parcels from here. The parcel service serves Coastal Andhra cuisine with lots of seafood preparations. All the items are neatly displayed inside a glass counter, so that you can see them before placing the order. It is thus, easier for persons outside Andhra Pradesh who are not familiar with the item names as they can point and order.

Hyderabad Andhra Srikanya Quail
Kamju (Quail) fry

One of my favorites here is the Kamju Fry -soft and crunchy fried quails in a bed of  spicy masala. This is a fast moving item in this takeaway and usually not available after 7 PM. Each bird costs about Rs 60.

Hyderabad Andhra Srikanya Chicken Fry Biryani
Chicken Fry Biryani

The Chicken Fry Biryani (which is basically Andhra Pulao) has hot and spicy chicken fry pieces served on a bed of bagara rice. The rice has the aroma of clove and cardamom and other spices in which it is prepared. A copious amount of red chili paste or powder goes into the Chicken Fry making it delightfully spicy. The Chicken dish can also be savoured on a standalone basis.

Hyderabad Andhra Srikanya Keema

Apart from this, the Mutton Keema Biryani here is also very popular. For vegetarians, Vegetable Biryani is also available. A plate of biryani can normally serve two people. I particularly like the taste of the salan which comes with the biryani – spicy and distinctly different.  Again, you can buy the keema or mutton fry pieces standalone without going for the biryani.

Hyderabad Andhra Srikanya Fish Iguru
Rohu Fish Iguru

The seafood of Sri Kanya is also something not be missed. The crab roast and prawn masala are well appreciated. They normally have more than one variety of fish like rohu, korameenu and pandu gappa. The chicken leg roast is another item to be tried. The chicken is well cooked and the masala is a perfect complement to the succulent chicken pieces.

Hyderabad Andhra Srikanya Gongura Chicken
Gongura Chicken

Among the gravy items, Gongura Mamsam, a mutton cooked gravy of sorrel leaves and Kodi Pulusu or chicken curry is also available. Try their Mutton Liver Fry- you won't regret it.

Hyderabad Andhra Srikanya Chicken leg piece roast
Leg piece roast

Sri Kanya is a must try joint for Andhra food in Hyderabad. Normally the popular items get over early in the evening, so reach early to avoid disappointment. Most of the items are extremely spicy, so do not try their food if you cannot withstand an extra dose of chili. Their lack of choice for vegetarians and the fact that the place does not accept credit cards are to be kept in mind while visiting.

Hyderabad Andhra Srikanya Boneless Mutton Fry
Boneless Mutton Fry
Hyderabad Andhra Srikanya Fish Pulusu
Fish Pulusu

Sri Kanya
Corner of lane next to Model House
Telephone: 66686677

Timings :11:30 am to 3:00 pm
                 6:00 pm to 11 pm

Meal for two persons – Rs 400


  1. Srikanya biryani is a MUST for me every other weekend. The muttuon biryani isnt that great compared to the chicken one which is mouth watering...But the chiken fries and mutton keema is too good. I haven't tried the quail yet from there, but will surely try next time.. This place is a must for people who love a bit of SPICE in their lives :-)

  2. That sounds really interesting. Only that it is very far from where we stay and is in the heart of traffic chaos. But worth a try once , for the takeaway benefits.