Kodagu, also known as Coorg, is a rural district in the southwest Indian state of Karnataka. It is famous for the statues it has plus the variety of special food it serves. From the sweet-salty to the tangy spicy flavors you can get all of it here which is worth trying. So if you are planning for a vacation to Coorg doesn’t forget to try the dishes mentioned below.
Whether you try it with steamed rice, chapatti, akki roti, kadambuttu or curd rice, the flavorful and spicy Koli Curry will actually make you crave for more. It is a favorite dish among the non-vegetarians Kodava dishes, this one also uses a great amount of coconut in its preparation. Some recipes also say to add some tamarind and poppy seeds for a distinct tangy flavor.
An acronym of ‘paal’ milk and ‘puttu’, paputtu is steamed rice, another special dish of Coorg region. Creamy and sweet enough, this dish is made using broken rice, cardamom, coconut and lightly sweetened milk. Mop up handfuls of the yummy papputtu with some Koli curry and enjoy the amalgamation of flavors.
The list of Coorg cuisine cannot be regarded as complete without a mention of the piquant Pandi curry. Juicy chunks of pork in a hot and slightly tangy gravy served with steaming kadambuttu or rice is simply perfect. What adds the trait tang to the curry would be the Kachampuli or Coorg Vinegar which is created using Malabar tamarind. The pinch of pepper gives it the spicy kick making the dish a perfect one.