You guessed it right. This time I’m writing about South Karnataka delicacies(Yes! I’m in a love affair with this cuisine). You just cannot miss the aroma of hot and crispy vadas, the splitter splatter of mustard seeds, the aroma of freshly cooked sambhar – the very thought is making my mind go a full toss!!! There is a saying that says “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. Oh please!!!! What have we poor woman done? Even we like a man who can cook for us don’t we? Well this article is sure going to take you on lip smacking trip. So here goes – 4 fantastic South Karnataka dishes for you to try:
Flat pancakes, well not soft but crisp, melt in the mouth types – fried over a tawa decorated with ranjaka chutney which has a potato filling which is spicy n tangy usually with onions is placed at the centre and its either triple folded or folded horizontal way. It is usually served with green chutney and piping hot sambhar. The masala dosa has gone beyond boundaries and taken various forms from it being a cheese dosa, mushroom dosa, panneer dosa,
chicken dosa etc.
It is a rice variant which is made by using a paste made from tamarind pulp, hing, salt, jaggery(usually ground and fried before hand). This is further enhanced with a tadka of oil, mustard seeds, groundnuts, curry leaves, dry red chillies, black til and grated dry coconut. This is the most authentic dish South Karnataka is famous for. A taste of this will surely make you go ga-ga over it.
Ragi Roti/Akki Roti
This I tell you is the king of all brekkies! Light on the calories and fully nutritious way break your fast in the
morning. This rotti is made from either rice flour or ragi flour. This is further garnished with finely cut onions, green chilli paste, jeera, salt, coriander, grated coconut and just add hot water to this mixture and pat it off on a tawa. It ends up on your plate like a hot crisp heaven!!! It goes even more well with butter – you can thank me later.
Usually Kannadiga’s call it picture rice. ‘Chitra’ in Kannada means picture and anna means rice, hence the name. As the name says the rice is added to a mixture of raw coconut, green chillies, and the usual grind in the mill add ons for the desi tadka. This rice is the most common diet in South Karnataka households.
So what are you waiting for? Make sure you try these options right away!