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Poulomi Ghosh Jan 31 2013

Which are the famous food dishes in Mysore?

Poulomi Ghosh Jan 31 2013
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Ravinder Malik Feb 01 2013
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Mysore’s cuisine includes an exciting platter of spicy, richly flavoured dishes which we have grown to love. I order the Mysore Masala Dosa everytime I visit a South Indian restaurant!

The food of Mysore is largely Udupi cuisine, which has rice as its base ingredient and generous portions of spices, grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits. Here are some dishes you absolutely must try out when in Mysore:

1. Uppittu

The favourite breakfast item of Mysore, Uppitu is roasted, spicy semolina (sooji) flavoured with curry leaves. The same dish is  also known as Upma. Yum!

2. Shavige Bath

A version of Upma that is cooked with vermicelli (rice noodles),  Shavige Bath is best interpreted at the chow mein’s South Indian cousin. It’s spicy and tangy, and very very tasty. 

3. Huli or Saaru

A creamy broth of cocunut, lentils and veggies, Huli or Saaru is usually served for lunch. It’s got lots of tamarind and chillies, which gives it a very sour and spicy flavour.

4. Rasam and Paapad

Tangy, spicy, sweet and sour, Rasam is like an explosion of flavours in your mouth. Nothing goes better with the taste like a simple, crispy and crunchy Paapad.

5. Mysore Pak

There’s more to Mysore’s cuisine than curry tamarind, spices and curry leaves! Try out the melt in your mouth gram flour fudge, Mysore Pak and float away to a foodie’s heaven!

6. Chakkuli

The best thing in the world to have with your tea! These Chakkulis from Mysore taste so yum, you won’t realize when you finish up a bag full!

7. Bonda and Bajji

A wholesome dish of the city, the bonda recipe of Mysore is made with the ingredients like onion, green chillies, coriander leaves, white flour, rice flour, soda, curd and salt. The crispy layer on the outside and the soft and spicy filling makes this dish truly mouth-watering.

8. Dosa, Idli and Vada

Prepared from rice and lentil (large round pancakes), filled with mashed potatoes, onions and spices, the famous Mysore Masala Dosa is presented with Sambhar, onion and coconut chutney. Idli and Vada can be called staples of the south!

Don’t miss out on having a cup of Filter Coffee when in Mysore!

For more information, you can also check out our question about the famous local dishes of Mysore.

Have a yummilicious time!

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