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Puthari – the Harvest Feast!  
December 6th, 2014 by Nitin Kushalappa, Mookonda

Puthari – the Harvest Feast!

The word Puthari comes from Puth Ari meaning ‘new rice’. It is the harvest festival of the people of Kodagu. Formerly, Puthari was a week long celebration. Paddy is harvested in the Kodava month of Birchyaar (around December, when the sun is in the zodiac sign of ‘Scorpio’) in Kodagu. Incidentally, Puthari is celebrated in North Malabar as well, three months prior to the Kodagu festival, because rice is harvested there in the month of Leo (around September).

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Kodava Cuisine: a Lavish Affair  
May 13th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

Kodava Cuisine: a Lavish Affair

The first thing that usually pops up in our mind when we speak of Coorg cuisine is pork, the ever famous Pandi Curry. But apart from Pandi Curry, there are other very popular dishes which delight the taste buds of not just the Kodavas but other ethnic communities too. Read more

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Kodava Cuisine: Simply Different!  
November 5th, 2013 by Clayton Menezes

Kodava Cuisine: Simply Different!

“We are strict and pure non-vegetarians”, said a Coorgi I know. Coorg, a hill station in the Western Ghats in South India, is one of the top vacation spots in India. The station is known for its geography, history and culture. The Kodava people (the locals of Coorg) are affectionate, warm people who love their tourists, and good food. Read more

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Ordinary Magic!  
April 5th, 2013 by Siva Prasad

Ordinary Magic!

Plantain stem is bursting with fiber, and is highly recommended for both weight loss as well as a sure shot remedy for kidney stones. One Kodava dish prepared with the Plantain stem is the Baale Thand Palya. Read more

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Magic with Yam!  
March 30th, 2013 by Siva Prasad

Magic with Yam!

The Yam/Chenna Poriyal is a traditional Kodava dish. Here are tips on how to make this sumptuous dish: Read more

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Going Bananas!  
March 23rd, 2013 by Siva Prasad

Going Bananas!

The banana flower is purple, and looks like an elongated pear with a tapered end. It has plenty of layers, rather like cabbage. Beneath each layer are a bunch of light pink and cream-colored florets that grow into bananas. Read more

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The Way to a Kodava’s Heart…  
February 22nd, 2013 by Deepti Michelle John

The Way to a Kodava’s Heart…

The Coorg Special Fish Curry is among the famous recipes in this land of spice and coffee plantations. Read more

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What Makes Kodava Cuisine So Special?  
January 19th, 2013 by Meena G. Iyer

What Makes Kodava Cuisine So Special?

Akki roti, Fish chutney, Tamarind rice, Meat pulav, Kadumbuttu, Pandhi curry…the list is simply endless. Read more

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The Kodava Way of Life…  
October 26th, 2012 by Adishesh Sunil

The Kodava Way of Life…

Kodagu, commonly known by its anglicized name, Coorg is known to the world as the ‘Coffee Capital of India’. On a personal note however, I would like to call attention to the food in the region, which is simply exemplary. Read more

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Flavours of Coorg!  
September 4th, 2012 by Divya Madaiah

Flavours of Coorg!

Pork is an essential component of the Kodava fare, and ‘Pandi’ represents the specialness of Kodava food—not merely because it’s among the rare South Indian pork fare, but also on account of its unique taste. Read more

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