Coorg is the home of authentic Kodava cuisine. Like most areas in and around the town, the platter revolves around the staple rice. A speciality of the area is Sannakki, a fragrant kind of rice. Non-vegetarian preparations of pork, meat and fish are also popular.
Other local favorites include Akki Oti (Rice chapatis), a huge variety of Pattus (a steamed dish), Pulvas, preparations of pork, dried fish, crab meat, Baimbale Curry (a preparation of Bamboo Shoots), Kumm Curry (a preparation of wild mushrooms) and Chekke curry (made using unripe jackfruit). Also find a wide range of teasing chutneys here, as well as unique pickles of pork, fish, mushrooms, bitter orange and tender bamboo.
A number of restaurants also serve many vegetarian dishes along with typical Indian, Chinese, Continental and Tibetan cuisines as well as popular South-Indian cuisine consisting of dishes like dosa, vada, idli, sambhar and rasam.
INR 120-180 for two
With a decent range of Indian meals and Tibetan dishes, Malaya Restaurant is pretty reasonable for the price. The momos (dumplings) and thukpa (noodle soup) are classics.
Opposite the Golden temple, Bylakuppe, India
12PM-4PM & 7PM-10PM
INR 100-250 for two
If you want to taste authentic Kodava food, head to Coorg Cuisine. Serving scrumptious pork with bamboo shoot and rice dumplings, this is easily rated as one of the best restaurants in town.
Stuart Hill,Madikeri, Karnataka 570201
East End Hotel
If you want to try authentic Coorg Cuisine, head to the East End hotel. Though the service might not be much, the food more than makes up for it.
Behind East End Petrol Pump,General Thimaya Road, State Highway 88,Madikeri, Karnataka 571201
INR 30-100 for two
Though the service and ambiance isnŐt much, Atithi serves some of the most mouthwatering vegetarian dishes in Coorg.
Mysore Madikeri Main Road,ĘNear City Police Station, Chickpet,Madikeri,Karnataka 571201