CULINARY ADVENTURE WITH CHEF JOLLY #NH48 PART 4 UDUPI


We were back on road from mangalore to udupi the drive was smooth and took us 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach our destination. Udupi district of Karnataka state in India lies on the shore of the Arabian sea. 

We visited Swamy bhat's house in udupi.  Swamy bhat owns a very large catering unit locals know him for his authentic udupi brahmin cuisine be it marriage, festivals or house warming ceremony food has to be cooked by swamy bhat...


Udupi brahmin community have a very strict and restricted vegetarian diet they are very particular about fresh produce. A particular variety of brinjal (eggplant) that is grown only in  udupi is called Mattu Gulla. The brinjal grown here is light green in colour and is spherical, unlike the usual purple-coloured variety. The first brinjal harvested is offered to Lord Krishna at Krishna Matha, Udupi. The seeds for growing this type of brinjal is said to be given by Shri Vadiraja swamiji.


Swamy Bhat and his family already had a feast ready for us. This meal was epic a full course marriage meal. The meal consisted of a pumpkin curry, egg plant sambar, udupi rasam, thondakkai palya, cabbage kottu, jack fruit curry, obbatu and more...

Udupi Tea Biscuit 

The traditional meal was served on a banana leaf...


After an epic meal we headed back to mangalore booked a room for the night and wanted to see the big catch in bunder mangalore. Part 5 I will be posting more about bunder mangalore...

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