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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 »

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 »

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 »

Biscoot Ambode

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This one is a easy evening snack loved by all in coastal Karnataka. Biscoot Ambode when served with Udupi sambar or coconut chutney tastes heavenly. Urad dal is the main ingredient here. There is no fermentation of the batter required, so its indeed real quick in making. The batter for making Medhu vada is same as ambade, just the shapes… Read more »