Thatte Idli To Benne Dosa: Bangalore's Top 8 Famous Foods
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The regional cuisines of India are loaded with plethora of delectable dishes that can steal your taste buds. Made with local flavours and unique cooking methods, each state of the country brings some amazing delicacies that are relished even across borders. However, there are still a lot of recipes which deserve limelight.  

Speaking particularly about Karnataka’s capital Bangalore, this place is famous for its IT industry. Also known as Silicon Valley, it is one of the most important cities of India and reflects a lifestyle of mixed culture. Besides being the IT hub, the city also has a lot of culinary delights to offer. So, if you are planning to visit Bangalore recently, here are the top eight dishes to try in the city. 

Thatte Idli 

Idli is the most popular South Indian food which is made with rice batter. The term ‘thatte’ in Kannada means plate which suggests this variety of steamed rice cake is bigger in size as compared to the normal idli. This fluffy and delectable breakfast dish is best served with sambar and coconut chutney along with a large dollop of butter. 

 Bisi bele bath is a traditional Karnataka delicacy that is prepared with a delightful combination of rice, lentils and vegetables along with the flavouring of tamarind pulp and spices like asafoetida and curry leaves. This delicious and flavourful one-pot dish is served with a dollop of ghee and crunchy papad.  

Ragi Mudde

Ragi mudde is a traditional dish from Karnataka that is packed with multiple nutrients. Made using finger millet flour, it is best served with saaru or avarekalu. This healthy delight can be eaten for lunch as well as dinner. It is an ideal dish for your weight loss diet and is also diabetic friendly. 


This is another popular South Indian rice-based dish that is immensely popular in Bangalore. Also known as tamarind rice, it is a common household delicacy in the city. Puliyogare is also served as a prasadam in many temples. This tangy and spicy delight is made with rice, tamarind, jaggery, chana dal, and spices like asafoetida, red chillies and curry leaves. 

Masala Pongal

Though this dish is originally from Tamil Nadu, pongal is very popular in Bangalore. Made with moong dal, vegetables and spices like black pepper, cumin, coriander powder, mustard seeds and curry leaves, it is very similar to the iconic Indian dish khichdi. Masala pongal is comforting and delicious and can be enjoyed for breakfast as well as lunch.  

Benne Dosa 

There are many varieties of dosas in our country and each of them has some speciality. Originating in the city of Davanagere, Karnataka, this dosa has a slightly thicker crust and is smaller in size as compared to the regular one. Benne dosa is soft on the inside and is cooked with a good amount of butter. This breakfast item is best served with coconut chutney. 

Mysore Pak 

This sweet treat is originally from Mysuru, but Bangalore is known for serving authentic and delicious Mysore pak. Made with ghee, sugar and gram flour, this mouth-melting delight is perfect to relish on every occasion. Mysore pak has a rich and buttery texture along with a heavenly aroma that will steal your taste buds for sure. 


This sweet treat of Karnataka is a type of flatbread that is made with all-purpose flour along with the stuffing of chana dal, jaggery, grated coconut and cardamom. Holige is also known as obbattu, puran poli and bobbatlu in different parts of the country. This delight is very popular in Bangalore and is also prepared on festivals like Varamahalakshmi Puja and Ugadi.