The famous cuisine of Karnataka is mainly based on coconut and rice. Whereas, the cuisine of North Karnataka is predominantly vegetarian. Ragi, on the other hand, is very much liked in South Karnataka. Mangalore cuisine consists of non-vegetarian food, i.e. chicken meat. Being a coastal region, fish is the staple food of Mangalore. Udupi is very popular for its vegetarian cuisine.
Let us know some more delicious dishes of Karnataka.
Neer Dosa is a famous food in Karnataka. The Hindi meaning of “Neer” is water. The solution used to make it is very watery, hence it is called Neer Dosa. Neer Dosa is very soft and thin. This is a very simple and light meal. For the solution, the soaked rice is ground and water is mixed in it. Fermentation is not required. Neer dosa served with chutney or curry
This is a famous non-veg dish of Karnataka cuisine. Kori means chicken and gassi means “curry”. This is a delicious “chicken curry” dish from Mangalorean cuisine. It is a thick gravy dish with chicken pieces. It is cooked with coconut and other spices. It is also famous as Mangalorean Chicken Curry. Kori gassi is served with neer dosa or roti or rice.
Kundapura Koli Saaru
“Kundapur Koli Saaru” or “Kundapur Chicken Curry” is another famous chicken curry dish from Mangalore. It is a popular Karnataka food in the coastal region. Coconut-Based Chicken Gravy Dish. Its curry is made with coconut milk, onion garlic, and other spices. It is eaten with roti or rice. It is also very much liked with Neer Dosa.
Mysore Masala Dosa
Dosa is one of the most popular snacks in India. You can also call it a thin pancake. Mysore Masala Dosa is a special kind of Dosa. Mainly dosa is prepared with urad dal and rice batter, which is mixed with onion and potato stuffing. Whereas in the case of Mysore Masala Dosa, a special red chutney is applied to it. Which makes it special. This delicious dosa is served hot with sambar and coconut chutney
Bisi Bele Bath
Another delicious meal on the list of Karnataka food is Bisi Bele Bath. It is also called “Bisi Belle Houliana” by some. It is a traditional Karnataka food. This is a special meal for those who do not eat onions and garlic. It is a popular rice-based dish. It is prepared from rice, lentils, mixed vegetables, and a special spice powder called “Bisi bele bath powder”.
Kane Rava Fry
“Kene Rava Fry” or “Fried Bhindi” is one of the traditional food of Mangalorean cuisine. It is easily available in every restaurant in Mangalore. Rava is also known as “semolina” in some parts of the country. Bhindi is marinated with a special paste made from semolina. And also mixed with chilies and other spices. Then, the coated (marinated) fish is fried in oil. Due to the coating of semolina, the fish gets crispy from the outside. It is also called naked fry. This famous food of Karnataka is served hot with rice.
Mysore Pak is a famous sweet of Karnataka. This sweet dish is very popular all over India. Mysore Pak is a super delicious dish made of gram flour, ghee, cardamom, and sugar. This dish is invented in Mysore. The word “culinary” refers to sugar syrup. This classic traditional food from Karnataka is very soft and easily melts in your mouth. The wonderful taste of ghee gives a heavenly taste to your soul.
Halabi is another famous sweet of Karnataka. It is an authentic and traditional sweet of Karnataka. This dish is made from rice, coconut, and jaggery. Coconut milk is also used to give it a distinct taste. This healthy and delicious sweet is very famous in Udupi and Mangalore regions. It is very simple and is prepared at home during all festive seasons. It is usually eaten cold.
Another sweet dish from Karnataka. It is also known as Kesari Bath. Rava Kesari is a sweetmeat based on Rava (semolina). This dessert is prepared with Rava, ghee, dry fruits, and saffron. This delicious dish is very easy to make.