Our Story


Do you remember the taste of pickles from Grandma’s kitchen? When she made that special sweet just for you, do you remember your excitement?
Over the last twenty-five plus years, Vellanki Foods has pursued a single goal – to bring back our grandmothers’ recipes and introduce them to a new generation.

In 1989, we realised that times were changing. With mothers beginning to work outside the home, it was increasingly difficult to invest the time and effort needed to prepare pickles and powders for the family. Home-made pickles were disappearing from the typical Telugu home.

Beginning in a small way in Hyderabad, Vellanki Foods set out to bring our ancestors’ pachadis and podis back to life. We started selling these traditional condiments to our patrons, helping them enjoy the spice that brings Telugu meals alive —without needing to prepare the intricate, time-consuming items themselves!

As we grew, we began to expand our menu. By 2000, we were offering traditional Indian mithai and namkeen as well.

Our loyal clientele, spread across the world, has remained with us over the years thanks to our twin fortes – consistency in quality and perfectly authentic flavour. Our raw materials are lovingly chosen and cooking techniques rigorously followed to ensure that the food on your plate is fresh, hygienic, and of the best quality. Just like from Grandma’s kitchen!

Our international presence is grounded in strong traditional values. More than 50% of our employees are women and we’re proud to say that our company strongly believes in empowering women,both in the workplace and at home. Quality, authenticity, transparency and honesty are our watchwords.

From the date of our inception, Vellanki Foods has striven to produce the most delectable snacks, sweets and savouries. Come to us for great quality and homely flavours. Come to us for a taste of home.