Mysore, the cultural capital of Karnataka, has a lot more to offer than just history. The picturesque city of Mysore attracts visitors from all over the world. Mysore, famous for its dosas and coffee, has changed little throughout the years. Mysuru’s savoury cuisine awaits you if you’re a foodie who appreciates delectable south Indian cuisines. Here are some of the best street foods in Mysore to try on your next vacation to the city.
1. Khara Bhath
Khara bath, also known as Upma or Uppittu, is a traditional South Indian dish many people like. It is a highly popular tea time snack in Mysore. This delicacy, made with suji, roasted vegetables, and peanuts, is sure to warm your heart in just one taste. It has a low level of spiciness but a lot of flavour. This dish can be served with or without the coconut and onion chutney.
Where to Eat:Mahesh Prasad, a well-known hotel near Ballal Circle, serves tasty and authentic khara bhath. In the mornings and evenings, the location is usually crowded.
2. Bidadi Thatte Idli
The stuff of great Breakfast beginnings is a platter of fluffy idlis with slightly spicy coconut chutney and a vegetable sambar. A stopover on the Bangalore-Mysore route for Bidadi thatte idli is a must for anyone visiting South Karnataka. The Kannada word for plate is thatte. The dish’s name comes from its unique shape. The thatte idli, is flat, somewhat thinner, and larger, almost as large as the plate itself. Two or three ordinary idlis are equal to one thatte idli. But it’s more porous and spongy than a standard idli.
Where to Eat: The Sri Renukamba Bidadi Thatte Idli joint is famous for its fluffy and soft idlis. Tear off a piece of fluffy idli, spoon it up with butter, and enjoy the flavour explosion in your mouth.
3. Mysore Masala Dosa
Crisp, aromatic, and flavorful, Mysore Masala Dosa is slathered with a spicy red chutney prepared with garlic and red chilies. These crunchy crepes are extremely tasty and enticing. No one wants to quit after just one, which is a testament to how tasty they are. According to food historian KT Achaya, this simple snack of urad dal and rice batter has been around for at least one and a half thousand years.
Where to Eat: One of the best dosa you can get in Mysore at Vinayaka Mylari
Timings: 6 am till 1:30 pm and 4 pm till 10:30 pm.
4. Shavige Bhath
Shavige bhath is like Kesari bhath in appearance, but prepared differently. Vermicelli is the major component of this dish, which is prepared with veggies and nuts. Mustard seeds, curry leaves, and turmeric give this meal its distinct flavour. It’s mildly spicy and easy to digest breakfast dish usually served with coconut chutney just like the other dishes.
Where to Eat: Gayatri Tiffin Room, Ittige Gudu
Uttapam is a rice pancake with vegetables and spices on top with a lot of flavour. It’s a mild south Indian dish that’s ideal for breakfast. It offers you the sensation of eating three different dishes at once: its crispy exterior layer is like that of a Dosa; its soft inside are like that of an Idli; and its cooked toppings give the feeling of pizza.
Where to Eat: At Anima Madhva Bhavan, you can enjoy a wide variety of scrumptious and light South Indian delicacies. The restaurant uses no commercial ingredients like palm oil, baking soda, or other additives contributes to the eatery’s originality. Food served on banana leaves that are put on low tables to create a relaxing atmosphere. Because their menu is enormous, come here on an empty stomach.
6. Medu Vada
Medu Vada is a South Indian fritter prepared with black gram, herbs, coconut, and spices. It’s typically created in the shape of a doughnut, with a crispy exterior and a soft interior. The idli-vada concoction (with one idli and one vada) is highly popular for breakfast or tea-time snacks in South Indian and Tamil cuisines.
Where to Eat: Hotel Sri Durga Bhavan serves delicious Medu Vada.
7. Gobi Manchurian
Gobi Manchurian, sometimes known as Cauliflower Manchurian, is a famous Indian-Chinese fried dish. The fried florets, mixed in a spicy, sweet and tangy Manchurian sauce, yielding a tempting appetiser. This delicacy is high in vitamins and minerals, and it has become the city’s favourite snack.
Where to Eat: Amruth Gobi Centre, kuvempunagar