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CUISINE

The Cuisine : Spicy and Rich in Coconut and Nutrition
Famous Delicacies : Chiroti, Masala Dosa, Variety of Rotis
Most Exotic Dish : Stuffed Colocasia Leaves
Dessert Delight : Dharwad peda, Gokak
Masala Dosa
The Famed Masala Dosa of Udupi


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Best Dishes : Saaru, Majjige and Huli, Kempanna, Sajjige, bajiil, Saaru, Sambhar, Yenne badanekayi, Kaalu palya, Soppu palya.
Cuisine Exotica : Masala Dosa in Udupi, Rotis in North Karnataka, Pandi Curry in Kodagu region, Stuffed Colocasia in Mangalore.
Vegetarian Delicacy : Usli (made from spicy sprouted gram) and jholka (made from channa dal flour).
Non Vegetarian Food : Pandi (pork) curry, koli (chicken) curry and Bembla curry.
Must Try : Paper thin akki rotis of Malnad called Talipattus in Mangalore.
Sweet Dishes : Chiroti (a light flaky pastry sprinkled with granulated sugar and soaked in almond milk), Mysore pak, obbattu (flat, thin wafer-like chappati filled with a mixture of jaggery, coconut and sugar and fried gently), Dharwad peda, Gokak, kardantu and Shavige payasa (made of milk, vermicelli, sugar and cardamom seed).
Festive Food : 'Kootu', 'Saaru' (clear pepper broth), 'obattu' and any payasa (Kheer).


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Cuisine of Karnataka – Distinct Yet Versatile

Cuisine of Karnataka is as versatile as its traditions, cultures and lifestyle. Having its unique flavour, the taste of the food varies from one region to the other. The delectable cuisine of Karnataka is an indispensable part of people's life and is marked by its rich ingredients, flavors and tastes. A typical Karnataka food item is purely vegetarian with extensive use of coconut. The coastal region however, has a lot of seafood and non vegetarian delicacy. The unique flavour of Karnataka food can only be enjoyed by taking the cuisine tours that will take you around Karnataka and introduce you to the lip smacking food dishes of Karnataka.

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Cuisine of Karnataka
Mouth Watering Cuisine of Karnataka

Regional Cuisine – Creating Their own Impact

Every Part of Karnataka has a unique culinary tradition to boast about. The Mangalorian cuisine platter is full of spices and is generally rice based. Besides fruits, fresh coconut and chillies are also an integral part of Mangalore food. The most famous specialty of this region is steamed stuffed colocasia leaves. The Akki rotti, or rice rotti of Mangalorian cuisine is also popular in Malnad and Kodagu.
In the Udupi region of Karnataka do not miss trying the famous Masala Dosa, as it was here that this dish was originated. The food here is strictly vegetarian and is bereaved of onion and garlic. The Kodagu region on the other hand has a very distinct variety of food items that includes a lot of non vegetarian dishes. The most popular dishes of this place are Pandi curry (pork curry) and kadumbuttu (rice dumplings). Apart from these, the koli curry (chicken curry), nool puttu (rice noodles), votti (rice rotti), and bembla curry (bamboo shoot curry) are also worth tasting.
In North Karnataka, the wheat and Jowar rotis rule the menu. Other types of rotis served here includes Jolada rotti, thali peet, khadak rotti and sajja rotti (bajra rotti). The main course in North Karnataka comprise of yenne badanekayi, kaalu palya, soppu palya, usli (made from spicy sprouted gram) and jholka (made from channa dal flour).

 Idli with Chutney and Sambar
Idli with Chutney and Sambar

Desserts of Karnataka – That Sweetens the Mouth

Like any other cuisine of India, Karnataka cuisine too has a wide variety of desserts to win the hearts of the tourists. The most famous sweet dish is 'chiroti' (a light flaky pastry sprinkled with granulated sugar and soaked in almond milk). Other sweet delicacies that tourists are advised to try are Mysore pak, obbattu or holige (a flat, thin wafer-like chappati filled with a mixture of jaggery, coconut or copra and sugar and fried gently on a skillet), Dharwad peda, Gokak, kardantu and Shavige payasa (made of milk, vermicelli, sugar and cardamom seed).


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Cuisine of Karnataka is a spicy blend of the traditional ingredients that goes into the making of these delightful finger licking delicacies. Karnataka has a variety of food that are cooked in the different regions of the state.

Tourists are advised to try the Mangalorian food that is rice based. Fruits, chillies and coconuts are an integral part of this cuisine. Try savouring the ori rotti (a dry, crisp, almost wafer-thin rice rotti which is served with chicken curry as a delicacy) and Neer dosa.

To enjoy some rich sea food, head towards the coastal region of Karnataka. The pork curry and Bembla curry of Kodagu region should not be missed.

Udupi region of Karnataka serve the most authentic Dosas as this was the place where this delightful dish originated.

The unmatched sweet dishes in Karnataka comprise of Chiroti (a light flaky pastry sprinkled with granulated sugar and soaked in almond milk), Mysore pak, obbattu (flat, thin wafer-like chappati filled with a mixture of jaggery, coconut and sugar and fried gently), Dharwad peda, Gokak, kardantu and Shavige payasa (made of milk, vermicelli, sugar and cardamom seed).

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