Foods of Andaman & Nicobar

Cuisines of Andaman & Nicobar

The Andaman & Nicobar being a fusion of all Indian cultures is home to a wide variety of cuisine including South Indian, Bengali, and Andhra varieties.Food in Andaman & Nicobar Islands has roots in the history, geography and also culture of the land.The food there is controlled by seafood preparations and seafood lovers don’t want to miss the fish delicacies other than seafood too. 

We can blindly say that Andaman is the king of seafood and has a wide variety too.

6 Dishes of Andaman & Nicobar Cuisine that you must try!!

Here we will look at some of the popular local dishes in Andaman. These dishes are very delicious and they are in great demand in Andaman.

1. Fish Curry

Fish Curry of andman

Fish Curry is an amazing dish from Andaman. As we all know that Andaman has an amazing coastline, and hence options of fish from here is greater than anywhere else in the Indian subcontinent.

2. Macher Jhol

 Macher Jhol

This dish is basically very usual in Bengal as it originated from there. The meal contains fish and other ingredients such as chilies, coriander seeds, turmeric powder, and some other local spices as well.

3. Coconut Prawn CurryCoconut Prawn Curry

 The creamy coconut milk curry will undoubtedly add a zing to your whole eating experience.The Prawn, Coconut Milk, and local spices of Andaman all collectively make an authentic and highly flavored dish.

 4. Amritsar KulchaAmritsar Kulcha

The Amritsari Kulcha is a scrumptious meal from Andaman. It is stuffed with lots of delicious stuffing like onion, potato, coriander leaves, seasonings.

5. Grilled Lobsters

grilled lobster

The dish preparation is very rich and exotic as the ingredients used to make Grilled Lobster are Butter, parsley, chili flakes, cloves, etc. The taste of Grilled Lobster is unbeatable by any other seafood of Andaman. 

 6.Tandoori Fish

Tandoori Fish

Tandoori fish is one more delicacy in the list of Andaman’s foods.Plenty of restaurants serve tandoori fish with their own taste and twist.

7. Barbeques


The Barbeque food is always a delight for the all non-vegan.There are various marine fishes that are used to make barbeque at Andaman Island like Sardines, Mackerels, crab, King Prawn, etc.


Now, we can easily say that Andaman has mixed food from the different cultures. Mainly, the food of Andaman is based on the sea produces and dominated by seafood and non-vegetarian food. But all these different cultures blend together to form a rich and authentic food that Andaman offers to its all visitors with great hospitality.

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