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11 Dishes From Mangalorean Cuisine That You Absolutely Have To Try

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Mangalorean cuisine is popular because of its distinct flavors, a bit spicy with fresh coconut. HolidayIQ Travellers share a list of dishes one must try when here.

1. Mangalore Buns

Mangalore Bunssource: cookinginmylab.blogspot.com

Sweet, soft, fluffy banana puris! Yes, we are talking about the Mangalore buns that are famous in Udupi and Mangalore. These buns are a popular breakfast and tea time snack usually served with a spicy coconut chutney and sambar. These buns are so soft and melt in the mouth that they taste great without any accompaniment. Best Place to Relish this dish in Mangalore is New Taj Mahal Cafe.

HolidayIQ Traveller Ravi Patil shares, “Well the breakfast I had was Neer Dosa and Mangalore buns on the market road and it was awesome.”

2. Chicken Sukka

Chicken Sukkasource: judyscakesandtreats.files.wordpress.com

This is a masaledar chicken recipe with a dense paste and coconuty flavors. Health Conscious? Don’t worry! This dish is made with just two tablespoons of oil. The best place to have chicken sukha in Mangalore is Giri Manja’s.

HolidayIQ Traveller Chidammbaram C shares, “Firstly the weather was really hot and not at all pleasant. Location is pretty good in the heart of the city. Accommodation was really good, clean beds and bathrooms. Staffs were also really good. Food was nice, especially the chicken sukka and neer dosa.”

3. Neer Dosa

Neer Dosasource: blogspot.com

The Mangalorean Neer Dosa is a \quick breakfast dish.  This dosa unlike other dosa batter, the neer dosa is made purely from rice and combined along with coconut. Relish this dosa with Manoli Curry or Egg Curry.Woodlands is a Mangalorean institution serving excellent dosas. Any Woodlands experience is incomplete without a cup of their filter coffee.

HolidayIQ Traveller Dinesh VS shares, “Mangalore is full green city where you will find good fish food ,Neer dosa, Good beach spot and good looking peoples, very nice place for all Devotional people.”

4. Chicken Ghee Roast

Chicken Ghee Roastsource: swatisani.net

Chicken Ghee Roast is a popular Mangalorean dish which uses spices and clarified butter to roast the chicken. A great place to sample it is Shetty Lunch Home.

HolidayIQ Traveller Manoj Nayak shares, “Mangalore is famous for its cuisine. You must and must try the anjal tawa fry, ( king fish ) The Korri roti ( chicken ), bangude rava fry, fish curry rice prawn ghee roast, chicken ghee roast, kane fry and of course try the boiled rice and ganji. For the pure veg Dalithove, Charmuri, channa gasshi, puri sheera, bibbe upkari, One must not forget to take home the cashews and also a lot of dry fish varieties including prawns.”


5. Kori Roti

Kori Rotisource: youtube.com

Kori rotti is a popular spicy Coastal Karnataka dish, a combination of red-chili based chicken curry and crisp dry wafers made from boiled rice. Kori Roti is a Mangalorean Bunt Speciality. 'Kori' means Chicken in Tulu - the local language.

HolidayIQ Traveller Chef Surjan Singh shares, “My trip to Mangalore was a pleasant one. And because it was time for lunch we headed straight to Food lands to try some authentic Shetty cuisine. Authentic dishes like Kane Rawa fry, Pomfret masala fry and kori rotti are a must try at this food joint.”

6. Kappa Roti

Kappa Rotisource: nammabhoomi.com

Kappa roti is a type of dosa ,its crispy in the sides and thick and soft in the middle,usually a dee cast iron tava is used to make this dosa. Kappa roti is best served with bangude ghassi- mackere fish curry.

7. Fish Pulimunchi

Fish Pulimunchisource: foodieishtyle.files.wordpress.com

A traditional Mangalorean preparation with juicy fish pieces cooked in authentic, local masalas along with coconut and tamarind.

HolidayIQ Traveller Chef Surjan Singh shares, “late on the same day we went to a Shetty restaurant- Tandoor. We learnt to prepare mangalorean dishes like kori rotti, pulimunchi and mutton ghee roast.”

8. Kadubu

Kadubusource: gourmetindia.com

Kadubu is a south indian steamed savoury originating mainly from karnataka, traditionally prepared during festivals and weddings. This is a very interesting recipe made by using jackfruit leaves. Three leaves are held together with the help of the coconut leaf sticks.

HolidayIQ Traveller Arun G shares, “Meals of North Karnataka such as kadubu, idly, joladha rotti, neeru dosa are very tasty.”


9. Gadbad

Gadbadsource: flickr by Sandip Bhattacharya

It is the most popular ice-cream in Mangalore. This signature ice-cream, Gadbad, is served in a tall glass with layers of ice-cream, jelly, dry-fruits and fresh fruits.

HolidayIQ Traveller Jagdish from Mumbai shares, “The food was excellent.Please test 'BUN' 'IDLI' and 'GADBAD'.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Paramita Pal, “In Mangalore we had Icecream in Pabbas. This is famous for icecream in Mangalore. A variety of icscreams (Gadbad, Dilkhush, Perfeit etc.) you can get in Pabbas and that also at a reasonable rate.”

10. Haldikolyanche Patholi

Haldikolyanche Patholisource: ruchikrandhap.com

Delicately sweet rice dumplings - not round and fat looking as the word 'dumpling' immediately translates, but a thin, flat & long rice cake packed in a fragrant Turmeric leaf.

11. Goli Baje

Goli Bajesource: thehindu.com

Goli Baje is one of the popular snack in Mangalore. “Bisi Bisi Goli Baje” is a default snack in all Mangalore hotels during evening tea time.  It is a popular snack usually had with a cup of filter coffee made from maida, curd, gram flour, rice flour, chopped onion, coriander leaves, coconut, jeera, green chillies, and salt. It is soft and elastic but tastes awesome.

olidayIQ Traveller Madhu says, "The city is blended with variety of cultures (Tulu, konkani, malayalam, Kannada ) and a posh city too. Loved the nature, Beaches, Temples and the food too. Loved the taste of fishes, neer dose, goli baje, buns, kalthappa.The yakshagana is really so colourful and awesome."

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