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College tucks into Coorgi cuisine

VISAGES 2k18 the latest edition of the annual fest of St Joseph’s College(Autonomous) offered participants a chance to taste the luscious cuisine of the Kodavas. A stall consisting of both undergraduate and postgraduate students offered delicacies from Coorg. The Kodava Food Fest 2018 consisted of Kadumbuttu (rice flour balls) served with Pandi (pork) Curry.

One could also opt for Otti (akki rotti), Paaputtu (made with steamed broken rice, coconut and sugar) or Nooputtu (rice noodles), served with moderately spicy chicken curry. Coconut, besides being used in dishes, also available at the stall in toffee form. Ritikha Manoj, a thirdyear BVC student, said of the cuisine: “I loved the fruity tartness that the curry had. Pandi Curry with Kadumbuttu was truly a delight.” The stall also sold coffee and pepper from Coorg. Nethra Kodira, a secondyear BCom student, told the Beacon: “Through this stall, we look forward to promoting Kodava cuisine. Not everyone knows what Pandi Curry tastes like.”