At the turn in Himmayatnagar near the Narayanaguda flyover, is nice red and white building with thatched roof, shades in front. It houses the Agrawala eatery. Agrawala’s grown from small traditional north Indian snacking place to its current specious multi-cuisine snacking over the past 50yrs.
They do have the traditional, cakes, pastries, almond sticks but their USP are the storable snacks, which are of wide range. They take pride in their vending of traditional Hyderabad sweets.
The owner shared with me, it is called Putha Rekulu
the traditional Andhra sweet, or to be specific Hyderabad sweet. It is thin layer of rice wrapper filled with a powder of jaggery, and cardamom, or sometimes sugar and cardamom. It did remind of something that the Jains make at Moodbidri. Priced at Rs/13/- piece it was definitely different from the standard Bengali sweets that seems to popular.
Another interesting dish that they had was the Kaju pakoda, which was a mixture of rice, besan flour with gonkura leaves and cashew nuts, this mixed to dough with minimum water and deep fried.
But what really caught my fancy was their chat counter, along with standard puri’s they had carrot and palak puri’s for the chaats, particularly if one order Dahi- puri then the carrot and Palak puri’s were used.
Agrawala is an interesting place to eat at when in Hyderabad, but I would recommend, the Pethu rehulu along with Karachi