Kannada snacks recipes

Steamed Bananas, Steamed Nendran Bananas.

Steamed Bananas, Steamed Nendran Bananas.

I have been craving Steamed Banana for a while, not just any Steamed Banana but one made using the ripened 'Nendra/ Nendran Banana', 'Nendra Baale' in Kannada, 'Nandarkai' in Mangalore Konkani, 'Moirachi Keli or Maidyachi Keli' in Goan Konkani and 'Nendran Pazham' in Kerala
Girmit / ಗಿರ್ಮಿಟ್

Girmit / ಗಿರ್ಮಿಟ್

For Girmit, we use split peas (called as Putani in Kannada) powder which will give a unique taste to this snack
OraLukallu Chitranna - Spicy Red Chili Rice

OraLukallu Chitranna - Spicy Red Chili Rice

OraLukallu, in Kannada, means the traditional grinding stone they used to be preset in every kitchen before we had these mixers, grinders and food processors
Brown–small Black eyed bean Fritters

Brown–small Black eyed bean Fritters

Black eyed peas” is called “karamani pairu” in tamil,”Alasande” in Kannada. Indian (Snacks). Karamani or thatta is an integral part of the cuisine in southern region of india
Non-Fried Sabudana Vada | Sago Fritters

Non-Fried Sabudana Vada | Sago Fritters

Kannada. Also, gone are the days when we used to enjoy fried snacks. Slowly but surely we have moved our choices to using alternate methods for fried snacks
Bengal Gram Usli / ಕಡ್ಲೆ ಉಸ್ಲಿ

Bengal Gram Usli / ಕಡ್ಲೆ ಉಸ್ಲಿ

It was a long time ago I was trying to balance both Kannada and English version of my blog. ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ
Land Ahoy!

Land Ahoy!

Marathi/Kannada versions go by the name ambode and are made especially for a festive meal. Now, we weren’t greedy kids, but somehow there is this inexplicable attraction for the forbidden – in this case the snacks and sweets - gul poli, gul-papdi cha ladu, chivda, sakhrparyachya vadya - Mai had packed for us in plastic bags and boxes in a wicker picnic basket covered with a tea towel and jealously guarded by Mother
Kothambari vadi

Kothambari vadi

Kothambari soppu in kannada is cilantro in english, dhania patha in marati is such a popular , healthy herb that is used as a garnishing ingredient in most of the dishes like the pulao, salad, kosambari, sambar and Rasam, Green chutney (used for chats) for sure
Peanut chakli(Murukku)

Peanut chakli(Murukku)

Peanut/kadlekayi,/nelakadle in english, kannada and konkani respectively. it is a very popular and used in many snacks and also used in the preparation of burfi, mixtures, also eaten either raw, roasted with skin or even fried applying a different variety of masala
Idli/ Steamed Rice Cakes

Idli/ Steamed Rice Cakes

Chavundaraya II, the author of the earliest available Kannada encyclopaedia, Lokopakara (c. The Kannada king and scholar Someshwara III, reigning in the area now called Karnataka, included an idli recipe in his encyclopedia, 'Manasollasa', written in Sanskrit ca
Maddur Vada

Maddur Vada

Maddur vada ( Kannada ) is a crispy fritter from Karnataka named after the town where it was discovered