Udupi Thali | How to plan Udupi Lunch Menu

 

Udupi Cuisines is one of the renowned cuisines of South India. It takes its name from city, Udupi in the state of Karnataka. The Udupi cuisine has its origin in Ashta matha of Udupi founded by Jagadguru Madhvacharya. Udupi cuisine comprises dishes made primarily from grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits. The variety and range of dishes is wide, and a hallmark of the cuisine involves the use of locally available ingredients. It also adheres strictly to the vedic tradition of Indian vegetarian cuisine, using no onions or garlic, as well as no meat, fish, or shellfish. However, I noticed that this cuisine may also be adapted for those who consume these restricted items.
Some of the famous dishes of this cuisine would be the Sambar which uses freshly ground spice mix, Menaskai which is a curry prepared with ground spices and its typically spicy, sweet, sour and tangy.
Some of the other commonly used ingredients would be jackfruit, colocasia leaves, raw green bananas, pumpkin etc
Their thali features Adyes (Dumplings), ajadinas (dry curries), and chutneys. Gojju / Menaskai, Sambar, Rasama, Fried dishes, Spiced riceYou can read about how I went about preparing this meal

A typical full course Udupi meal served on a plantain leaf, which is traditionally kept on the ground, is served with following (in sequence)
Abbhigara or Ghee
Salt
Pickle
Kosambari (seasoned salad made from split Bengal gram or pea)
Bajji or chutney
Ajethna
Spiced rice (chitranna)
Happalla
Steamed rice (plain rice cooked in steam or boiling water)
Saaru and Rasam (a spicy watery soup)
Menaskai
Koddelu
Sweets like laddu, holige or Kesari bhath
Fried items like bonda, chakkuli, vada
Paramanna or Kheer (pudding) or Payasa
Buttermilk/curd
Jackfruit Pappad and Urad Dal Pappad

 

 

What I had planned to be made was the below:
Kosambari

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Spiced Rice
Masale Chitranna

 

 

 

 

Happalla –  Jackfruit Pappad
Fried Snack
Urad Dal Bonda | Biskut Ambade 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saaru/ Rasam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Menaskai
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Koddelu

 

 

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Payasa 

 

Buttermilk/curd

 

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12 comments

  1. Wonderful array of Udupi food. Can't wait to see rest of the recipes, specially Menaskai. I do not know how it tastes but have fall in love with the name of that dish.. 🙂

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