The state of Karnataka has lot to offer in terms of food platter and cooking techniques that differ from one region to another. If you want to see the diversity of food culture in Karnataka then you should try the Kannadiga Oota thali.
You might have heard about the popularity of varied dosas, sambar and lip-smacking Udupi fare in this state. But believe me there is much more that can you can explore. Each dish from the local pots will enrich your tatse buds with flavors.
A Kannadiga Oota thali is a typical Kannadiga thali which will be served with dishes in order of Uppu (salt), kosambari, pickle, palya, gojju, raita, dessert, tovve, chitranna, rice and ghee. The meal commences once a generous pour of ghee is served on the meal now.
The meal is beautifully served on the banana leaf which is common in most places of South India. A pinch of salt always placed in a Kannadiga Oota thali. Check-out few of the common cuisines that are served in a Kannadiga Oota thali.
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It is a delicious crunchy kind of salad made from Spilt green gram and other tangy and sweet tasting ingredients. The coconut oil used for tempering gives it a authentic Kannada flavor.
Uppu Huli Dosa
Uppu huli dose is a specialty of Karnataka and is served with garnishing jaggery, coconut, and a generous dollop of butter. The overnight pre soaked coriander seeds and dry red chillies gives this dosa the peculiar and authentic taste liked by everyone.
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It is a typical Karnataka rasam with a tangy taste and a slight thickened consistency. The cooked pigeon peas are specifically hand whisked using “kadegolu”. The final mixture is then diluted with water to give it an even consistency.
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Now this recipe is a delight for sweet-tooth with rich milky flavor and balanced sweetness. This dish can be made to perfection by cooking the rice directly in milk, over slow fire to get the traditional flavor.
Coconut flavor is not just very fresh and earthy, it is also very nutty. This dish combines the coconut flavor in a very intense form with the subtle taste of snake gourd.
The delicious and flavorful dishes of Karnataka will surprise you. Kannadiga Oota thali is the right way to taste the authentic taste of this region.
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