Karwar is a city also known as the “Kashmir of Karnataka” which is situated in the coastal part of Uttar Karnataka. The geographical location of karwar acts as a major influencer in their cuisine.
The speciality of Karwar cuisine is that it holds on to its traditional root from the time memorial in spite of the influence from the Portuguese. The cuisine from karwar is very distinct from Goan cuisine but with few similarities in them. At same time when compared to its neighbouring states like Karnataka and Maharashtra, the karwar cuisine has its own style, flavour and taste.
The local produce that are available in abundance in the Karwar region are rice, fresh coconuts and different kinds of fish. The other ingredients that are often used in day to day cooking are vegetables like Drumstick, Mangalore Cucumber, Raw Mango, Jackfruit etc. The commonly used spices are coriander seeds, dry red chillies, mustard seeds, peppercorns, cumin seeds etc. These vegetables are also mixed with Dals to make some delicious curries.
Coconut plays a vital role in most of the Karwar curries. Sometimes the coconut is ground along with other spices and then added to the curries or just the coconut milk is added to give a rich and comforting flavour to the curry.
Karwar cuisine has been evolved from how it was in the past to now. People have adapted to changes in the cuisine but keeping the traditional touch in mind. The flavours are vibrant and tickles your taste buds which will ask you for more. Here, we have added few of the Karwar curries that are prepared in their household. Go ahead and try the flavours from Karwar cuisine and enjoy the taste of coastal Karnataka.
Karwar Breakfast Recipes
Karwar Curry/Gravy Recipes
Karwar Lentil/Dal Recipes
Karwar Dry Sabzi Recipes