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Mattu Gulla: a much loved regional delicacy

Mention the word ‘Mattu Gulla‘ and it is sure to bring a glimmer to the eyes of anyone hailing from Udupi or the Dakshin Kannada region. A unique variety of brinjal native to the village of Mattu, about 10 km from Udupi, this one is a seasonal favourite in this part of Karnataka. Available from… Continue reading Mattu Gulla: a much loved regional delicacy

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Recipe: Mangalore Buns – a nice way to use ripened bananas

Overripe bananas making their way into banana cakes and banana bread is something we all know of. But did you know you can also use the bananas to make Mangalore buns? As the name suggests, buns, as it is also called, is a popular snack of the South Canara region. A favorite in the coastal… Continue reading Recipe: Mangalore Buns – a nice way to use ripened bananas

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Recipe: Mavina Hannina Sasve (Raw Ripe Mango Sauce with Sweet, Savoury and Tangy Flavours)

No mention of summer is complete without the mention of the mangoes, the king of fruits.  Having grown up in Hyderabad, my earliest memories of summers were digging into the delectable ‘Bangainpalli’ mangoees, sucking into the pulp and religiously polishing it clean off the skin and seed! It was also the time to stock up on… Continue reading Recipe: Mavina Hannina Sasve (Raw Ripe Mango Sauce with Sweet, Savoury and Tangy Flavours)

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Udupi cuisine:  soulful and steeped in tradition

The temple town of Udupi in Karnataka is famous for more reasons than one.  A bustling town, a little over 400 km from Bangalore, Udupi is synonymous with the Krishna temple or Krishna mutt as it is also known.   With several beaches and a picturesque countryside, this coastal town is one of the most visited… Continue reading Udupi cuisine:  soulful and steeped in tradition