Coorgi Cuisine

Neer mor / Spiced Buttermilk

Neer mor / Spiced Buttermilk

Neer Mor recipe is a popular summer drink in Coorg. Directly translated it means ‘water – yogurt’ which is basically buttermilk, spiced with green chillies, and anointed with a tempering of curry leaves and mustard seeds. The spice adds the perfect kick to this refreshing […]

Choute Pachadi / Coorg Cucumber Chutney

Choute Pachadi / Coorg Cucumber Chutney

Choute Pachadi / Coorg Cucumber Chutney Being far from native land is tough. I try to dig deeper into Coorg’s culinary secrets and recreate Mom’s recipes from time to time. That’s as close to Coorg I can get at the moment. Coorg cuisine definitely tops […]

Nuuputtu (Coorg Rice Noodles)

Nuuputtu (Coorg Rice Noodles)

By now, from my earlier posts, you must be acquainted with 2 very popular puttus (Kaddambuttu and Paputtu) that are staple in Coorg. And today I bring to you the third most popular puttus called Nuuputtu or Noolputtu (Coorg rice noodles). Nool means thread. Like the […]

Paputtu

Paputtu

Against the backdrop of coffee plantations is a staggering bounty of indigenous greens, weeds, flowers, fruits, berries, nuts, mushrooms and shoots, many of which play a starring role in the local cuisine. Coorg’s jungle bounty includes wild pepper, wild ginger, wild cloves, bitter local oranges […]

Bale Murukk (Coorg Banana Fritters)

Bale Murukk (Coorg Banana Fritters)

If I had to choose one recipe to make with ripe bananas besides my Classic Banana Bread, I would go the traditional route and make Ball Murukk (Coorg Banana Fritters).   For one, it’s so easy, quick, and the results are utterly delicious and quite […]

Morkoole (Curd Rice Coorg Style)

Morkoole (Curd Rice Coorg Style)

I am writing you a piece of my heart today. I say my heart because this comes from my happy place, Coorg! A rush of childhood memories come gushing from a place full of fragrant flowers, wild berries and gorgeous lush rice fields. Home to […]

Coorg Mango Curry – Kaad Mange Curry

Coorg Mango Curry – Kaad Mange Curry

Hey my lovely peeps, Summer never really happened this side of the world – it’s been rainy and gloomy most days. However, we were fortunate enough to catch some sun during our summer trip to Prague – enough to soak up for the whole year. […]

Koli Curry / Coorg Chicken Curry

Koli Curry / Coorg Chicken Curry

This mouthwatering chicken curry drenched in coconut base and seasoned with kachampuli ( black vinegar) is very unique to the character of Coorg. This versatile curry goes well with possibly anything you can think of – rice, akki rotis, kadambuttu, paputtu, bread, dosas, idlis, appams, […]