7 karnataka cuisines you must try while travelling

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The first thing that might cross your mind as soon as you hear Karnataka cuisine might be dosas, idli, and their partner vada. Right? Everyone does think that way. But to your surprise, Karnataka has a huge variety of special curries and seafood. The diversity of regions along with the neighbouring states and the coastal region has a big influence on the kind of food preferred in Karnataka. 


You will see different kinds of palates of Karnataka cuisine as you move from north to south or go to the coastal region within the state. Here’s a list of food items that you must try while travelling to the state. 


  • Maddur vada

Source: The Culinary Peace

A tea-time snack, Maddur vada is a large and circular vada and not like the regular ones with a hole in the center. Made with maida, semolina, a few spices, and the deep friend until turned crispy. It is one of the most popular snacks in Karnataka.


  • Bisi Bele Bhath

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Another popular Karnataka cuisine, Bisi Bele Bhath is a whole meal combination of rice, lentils, vegetables, and spices. It is somewhat like vegetable khichdi. A staple of Karnataka is served with tamarind, coconut chutneys along with papadum and potato chips or boondi.  


  • Korri Gassi

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A popular Mangalorean chicken dish, Korri Gassi is another must-try dish when in Karnataka. Korri which means ‘chicken’ and Gassi means ‘curry’ in the Tulu language. Basically, it is chicken curry with the infused flavours of coconut, tamarind, and local spices. It tastes heavenly when served with neer dosa.


  • Mysore Dosa

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Another staple of Karnataka, the Mysore dosa tastes so different from a normal masala dosa because of the red spice mix coated inside the dosa. Served with ghee, coconut chutney, and sambar, this is the crispiest form of dosa. 


  • Mysore Pak

Source: Times of India

The most famous Karnataka cuisine around the globe, Mysore Pak is a heavenly dessert you will ever have. Ghee, sugar, and gram flour are the main ingredients of this well-known dish. In earlier times it was only created in the Mysore palace for the king and now is everyone’s favourite in the region.


  • Thatte idli

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Not a basic idli, Thatte idli is the steamed rice cake served with sambar and chutneys. This plate-sized idli is quite popular just like other south Indian dishes. Apart from this, you can also enjoy Rava idli, and Muday idli in Mangalore.


  • Mangalorean Bhende Puli Koddel

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Another famous Mangalorean dish, Puli kodel is made from okra in coconut masala. This special cuisine made without onion and garlic tastes best when served with rice. It is a combination of sweet, crunchy, spicy, and tart because of the infused flavours of jaggery and tamarind in the coconut mixture. 


Your travel experiences are always incomplete without having a gastronomical ride of that place. Enjoying new flavours, and knowing about the staple food of that place is the factor that brings you closer to their culture. Karnataka cuisine has a huge and diverse variety. Even the typical south Indian food tastes different from what you will have in other parts of the country. North Karnataka is well known for its vegetarian food while the coastal regions are renowned for the best quality of seafood. If you move towards the Mangalorean region you will find an immense variety of dishes made from coconut and local Spices. 


We are sure these 7 dishes from Karnataka cuisine will make your gastronomic experience a finger-licking and memorable one. While on your voyage, you can stop by Shivavilas, a 5-star hotel in Hampi. A charming palace that is turned into a heritage hotel, we are among the best luxurious hotels you will find in the region. With an architecture that will take you back in time, we make sure that your comfort and luxury are equally offered. 


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