I really love a good Andhra meal and was ecstatic to find this brand new food spot called Sankranti had opened up on TTK road in Chennai. I am usually wary of chains but this place really has excellent Andhra food – which is very hard to find (outside of homes).

With already established outlets in Singapore and Oman, Sankranti offers a well priced menu with great food options in a neat and clean environment. Their menu offers Andhra, North Indiana and Chinese options. I only tried the Andhra food, which was outstanding.

I was really impressed with the authentic array of pickles and podis that they present to you on the table. None of it is the generic commercially prepared stuff. It all tasted really fresh and homemade. I found the non-vegetarian dishes to have an edge over the vegetarian food. You must try their gongura mutton – it was amazing!

At Sankranti, they offer a great deal on a thali meal for both lunch and dinner, which I highly recommend. With food this good …you want to try and get as much of it on a plate as possible.


Here is some of what we ate: