Category Archives: Udupi cuisine

Paduvalakai Sihi

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Paduvalakai Sihi (Paduvalakai means Snake gourd) is a traditional South Canara cuisine. It is sweet and mildly spiced coconut based curry. This curry is very simple to make and does not have the usual masala that goes into a coastal region curry. Freshly grated coconut is finely ground and added to the cooked vegetable. this curry kind-of resembles a vegetable… Read more »

Pineapple Sweet Curry

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Pineapple Sweet Curry / Menaskai is a tangy-sweet medley of vegetable/fruit in coconut gravy. It is an essential and integral part of Udupi Brahmin cuisine. We call it as Muddhuli, but Menaskai is a more popular name and easily identifiable. Menaskai is a thick concoction of several elements. A usual coconut based curry in coastal region will essentially have chillies, coriander,… Read more »

Onion Rasam

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A recipe shared by Nithin, he calls it – Onion Rasam with a twist. It is a simple preparation with lots of onion and spices. He shared the recipe on whatsapp and I made it exactly as he said. The first time I made it, the spice level was too bland for me. But second time geared up with a… Read more »

Harive Soppu Sambar

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Harive soppu or amaranth leaves as it is known is a powerhouse of nutrients. This red leafy vegetable rich in iron and is a good source of protein, vitamins, calcium and what not; don’t believe me? Google it, you will be amazed to know its benefits. Apart from being healthy, you can make tasty curry/gravy out of this super food…. Read more »

Tomato Tambli

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Tambli/Thambuli is curd based side dish, healthy, light and is part of everyday meal in my home. Summers cannot be imagined without a thambli as it helps you cool your body. There are many variants of thambli and it can be consumed as-is, meaning it is just a flavoured and spiced version of buttermilk, to put it in simple words…. Read more »

Malai Lassi

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A beautiful blend of milk cream and yogurt mildly flavoured is a delight in itself. This drink is refreshing and cooling, making it perfect for a hot day. having its origin in Punjab, lassi has crossed boundaries and is household in every home during the summer. In Bangalore, we are slowly moving towards the winters, however I must say that… Read more »

Beetroot Rasam

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When you want to give your regular saru/rasam a twist then do try this. I have a simple recipe shared by Nithin. He is an integral part of TIF to keep it up and running.  Unlike a regular rasam you cannot prepare this rasam quickly. It involves cooking beetroot and blending it. So, if you are not in a hurry… Read more »

Brinjal Hasi Huli

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Hasi huli (Hasi means ‘Raw’ in Kannada) is a typical Udupi style slow cooked dish.This curry is  spicy and the hotness comes from green chillies. There is no ground masala or spice powders that go into the dish. All the ingredients are cooked together till they blend well. Consistency of the dish is a thick gravy.The more the brinjals get… Read more »