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Kannada Cuisine

One of the oldest known Indian cuisines is from the picturesque state of Karnataka, Kannada cuisine is a felicity for a foodie. Like all other peninsular states of India, Karnataka is ahead in the use of rice in cooking, too. Bisibele Bhath, Avalakki, Chitranna, and Vaangi Bhath are a few rice preparations that the ‘Bhath’ lovers crave. A Kannada thali (Oota) consists of a variety of delicious items like Bajra/Jowar/Wheat Roti, Pickle, Palya, Gojju, Raita, Payasa, Thovve, Chitranna, Rice, and Ghee. Mysore Pak, Phenori, Unde, Belle Saru are some of the delectable sweets that Kannadigas love passionately.

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  • Uppu Huli Dosa

    A popular dish in Mangalore, Udupi huli dose is a prominent breakfast served in...

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  • Set Dosa

     Here’s a fun fact about set dosas. They are served in most Udupi households for...

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  • Belle Saaru

    A traditional rasam recipe of Karnataka, the word “saaru” means rasam or soup,...

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  • Kosambari

    A traditional Udupi meal thali always comprises kosambari/koshambari, a salad...

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  • Masala Idli

    Idlis are a much loved breakfast staple in Southern states and have gained...

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  • Oats Idli

    Oats are a classic Western breakfast item and MTR has given this popular grain an...

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  • Ragi Rava Idli

    Believed to be one of the healthiest recipes, especially for babies, ragi idli is...

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  • Sihi Huggi

    The word ‘sihi’ means ‘sweet ’in Kannada. Huggi is a traditional dish prepared...

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  • Nalagree

     Nalagree is an ancient recipe that was created by the Hebber Iyengar community...

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  • Davangere Benne Masala Dosa

    Benne is Kannada for butter. Benne dosa/dose or butter dosa originated from the...

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  • Teingol

    Diwali is incomplete without crispy crunchy savouries and one of the most popular...

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  • Uddina Vada (Medu Vada)

    Medu vada, also known as garelu and ulundhu vadai are made of lentils like urad...

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  • Padavalkayi Masala

    This vegetable is known by various names, such as Padavalkayi in Kannada, Padval...

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  • Karibevina Chitranna

    Curry leaves are highly regarded in Ayurveda. Consuming them as a part of the...

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  • Haagalakayi Uppinikayi

    This bitter-tangy pickle is not only tasty but also healthy as naturally bitter...

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  • Southekayi Gojju

    Sambar cucumber is related to both the gourd and cucumber families. A much-loved...

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  • Sabsige Soppu Saaru

    Sabsige soppu saaru or dill rasam is a traditional Karnataka dish prepared mainly...

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  • Mallige Idli

    Mallige idlis originated in Mysore, which is famous for growing the most fragrant...

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  • Neer Dosa

    Neer Dosa is a light dosa delicacy that originated in the Tulu region of...

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  • Kesari Bhath

    Kesari Bhath is Karnataka’s famous festival sweet dish, made especially during...

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  • Sweet and Sour Poha (Huli Avalakki)

    ‘Huli Avalakki’ translates to ‘sour poha (flattened rice)’. It is a spicy and...

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  • Udupi Sambar

    The origin of Sambar is linked to the Krishna Matta in Udupi, Karnataka. The dish...

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  • Mysore Masala Dosa

    The Mysore Masala Dosa is very different from all the other dosas. It has a soft...

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  • Mysore Saaru

    The Mysore Saaru (rasam) has a distinct taste of pepper and methi dana (fenugreek...

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  • Dahi Vada (Mosaru Vade)

    ‘Mosaru’ means ‘curd’ in Kannada, and Mosaru Vade has remained one of...

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  • Lemon Rice (Chitranna)

    Like sambar, all the Deccan states claim the Lemon Rice as their own. Indeed,...

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  • Coconut Chutney

    South India being the land of coconuts, the region is naturally the best when it...

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  • Maddur Vada

    This vada is named after its place of origin, a small town 80 kms from Bengaluru...

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  • Potato Saag (Aloo Saagu)

    Potato Saagu, also known as ‘Aloo Saagu’, is commonly served across restaurants,...

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  • Holige

    Holige is Karnataka’s most popular sweet dish, an essential delicacy made...

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  • Paddu

    Paddus, Karnataka's popular 'dosa balls', were the invention of an...

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  • Tomato Bhath

    Tomato rice is popular across the globe and comes in many regional variations. Be...

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  • Buttermilk

    Buttermilk is a pan-Deccan drink, preferred even today over any fizzy cola. The...

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  • Ellu Pajji

    Ellu Pajji is the food-loving Kodava community’s 'convenience food', often...

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  • Akki Roti

    The well known Akki Roti became a part of the Kodava community’s food platter...

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  • Bisibele Bhath

    Karnataka’s most versatile dish, Bisibele Bhath, emerged 300 years ago from...

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  • Chana Sundal

    Considered to be Karnataka's 'pious food', Chana Sundal is prepared during...

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