Quiz: Karnataka Krunchies!

Karnataka is well-known for its wide variety of snacks. Snacks such as the bisi bele bath, nippatt, Maddur vada, nucchine unde, and hurigadale ambode are priced exports for Indian snack lovers. Maddur vada is indigenous to the town of Maddur, located in the Mandya district of Karnataka. It is a crispy tea-time snack made with rice flour and semolina, spiced with green chillies, curry leaves, and cumin seeds. Maddur vada is served with a green coconut chutney which lends an extra tang to the snack. 

Rava bonda is a popular Karnataka snack whose batter usually consists of semolina, sour yoghurt, hot chilli peppers, asafoetida, ginger, cashews, coriander, oil, and salt. This batter is rolled into small balls that are then deep-fried in oil till golden brown. The preparation of rava bonda alters depending upon the region. Another regional snack like the Maddur vada is the Mysore bonda, a delicacy from the city of Mysore. It is prepared with uradh dhal, rice flour, salt, chopped green chillies, ginger, pepper corn, shredded coconut shavings, curry leaves and asafoetida. 

The city of Dharwad offers Dharwad peda, a sweet milk-based dish often enjoyed as an after-meal dessert at weddings and festivals. It is typically made using khoya, sugar, and cardamom powder and has a granular texture. The Dharwad peda is beloved well beyond Karanataka. Another diverse Kannadiga snack is the kosambari, a healthy, high-protein salad. It is served as an appetizer at feasts and special occasions. The kosambari consists of split legumes preferably Bengal gram and green gram, cucumber slices and mustard seeds paired with rice. The options available when it comes to Karnataka snacks are manifold and sure to please diverse tastes. 

If you’re in a snacky mood, then this quiz is for you! 

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