Though we are just a hop, skip and a short drive away, the cuisine of the Kodavas was practically unknown to us Bangaloreans, until a few years ago. It was then that Coorgs, who had settled in the city, decided to do something about this very sorry situation. And, for that, we are eternally grateful. Coorg restaurants and catering services now serve up classics such as Pandi Curry, Akki Rotti, Noolputtu, and a whole lot more. LBB gets on the Coorg food trail in Bangalore.

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Wild Spice

for authentic coorg food try wild spice on residency road

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The crowds never stop flocking to this no-frills eatery for its knockout Kodava flavours. Order up plates of their Bamboo Shoot Fry, and their unmissable Pork Fry with baskets of akki roti to get a taste of Coorg. You can read all about their food here.

Where: 1, FM Cariappa Bhavan, Residency Road

When: 1pm-4.30pm, 6.30pm-12am

Contact: +91 9880381009

Price: INR 500 for two

Pig Out

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This catering service’s tagline invites you to “gobble till you wobble” and thanks to their authentic flavours you’ll have no trouble following their diktat. Light akki rotis, rich in spice pandi curry, cutlets, pickles and fluffly kadambattus – you’ll be pigging out before you know it.

Where: Kammanahalli, contact them for delivery details.

Contact: +91 9980210979

Price: INR 250 per person

Find them on Facebook here.

Venegar

for authentic coorg food try venegar

The latest to showcase the deliciousness of Coorgi cuisine, Venegar has been a runaway success with the crowds. You can browse through their online menu to pick out regional favourites like Kadambattu, Noolputtu {string hoppers} and Paaputtu {rice cakes}. There’s also Pork Chilli, chicken curries, and egg preparations. For more, log on here.

When: 11.30am-9.30pm

Contact: +91 9901754932

Price: INR 50 upwards

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here to order online.

The Coorg Food Co

for authentic coorg food try the coorg food co on hennur road

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Everything on this restaurant’s menu looks inviting. There’s the fiery Thith Pandi, a dry pork dish that’s spiced with bird eye chillies, Mutton Chops, cooked in Coorg masalas and kachampuli {a sour vinegar that’s essential to Coorg cuisine}, and also pumpkin curry in coconut gravy. Pair off all this with traditional puttus, rice cakes or ghee rice and you’ve got a winner of a meal.

Where: 2nd Floor, Masand Esquire, HRBR 3rd Block, Hennur Main Road

When: noon-10.30pnm

Contact: 080 25441188

Price: INR 700 for two

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Check out their website here.

Coorg  – The Restaurant

Patrons deem that this is the closest you’ll come to Coorg in Bangalore. Open for business only on the weekends, you’ll find buffet tables {they don’t do a la carte} laden with the best that Coorg has to offer. Do look out for their jackfruit and mango specials during the summers.

Where: 477, Shri Krishna Temple Rd,1st Stage, Indira Nagar

When: Friday, 8pm – 11pm, Sat – Sun, 12.30pm-3pm and 8pm-11pm

Contact: +91 9845493688

Price: INR 1,000 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Hotel Dil Coorg

This hole-in-the-wall place is a good option if you are in the mood for a home delivered, budget meal. Order up Coorgi staples like pandi curry, chicken curry and akki roti and you won’t complain a bit.

Where: 34, 17cE Cross CMH Road, Indirangar

When: noon-4pm, 7pm-11pm

Contact: +91 9480471063

Price: INR 300 for two

Northwind Restaurant

You’ll get everything from North Indian to Chinese and Mangalorean here, but it is the Coorgi dishes that you should watch out for. Country chicken curry, pork fry, chilly chicken {done Coorg style} are all part of the line-up and go splendidly with your tipple.

Where: 31/4, 1st Main Road, Sheshadripuram

When: 11am- 3pm, 7pm-11pm

Contact: 080 23444350

Price: INR 700 for two

Check out their website here.

Featured image via: The Coorg Food Co.