Karnataka Food

Famous & Local Food of Karnataka

Karnataka's state cuisine has one of the oldest surviving cuisines of the Kanada culture. Primarily, consisting of rice, pulses and Rotis made of wheat/Jowar along with rich, spiced curries. Karnataka's cuisine also borrows some elements from its neighbouring states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharashtra.

Karnataka cuisine is rich in both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian dishes. Some of the very common food items include Idli-Vada sambhar, Vangi bath, Akki roti and Bisi Bele Bath. Udupi cuisine from Udupi and Mysore are loved by the localities and people from outside and has now, seeped into various cultures in and around Karnataka. The famous Masala Dosas and variety of idlis, Rava Dosas and Medu Vada are all part of the Udupi cuisine that well-known in the state. Sambhar and rice for the sweet tooth, Mysore Pak, Dharwad's peda, Holige and Sajjige are some mouth-watering sweet dishes.

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