Food in Raichur
Important Parts of Raichur CuisineIn case you have never tasted South Indian food, you may start with a typical thali lunch. Oh yes! there is definitely more to South Indian cuisine than just Dosa or Idli. Thali is nothing but a steel plate, although in star hotels you might get the same thali on a bone china plate. So, now that you have ordered a thali, what is it that you are going to get on your plate. A typical thali is laden with all the local dishes of the area, items like pickle, salad (kosambri), pallya (shallow fried vegetable pieces with a bit of urad or chana dal, spices and sometimes shreds of fresh coconut), lentil (daal), chutneys (sometimes dry chutneys in the form of powder), curd, rice, bread (chapati, rotti), more curries, curd rice and a sweet dish. All these dishes in a typical thali are not only tasty but also very healthy with minimal use of oil.
The people in this region love to cook up mouth-watering delicacies with the ample amount of nature bounties that they have been blessed with. Some of the frequent ingredients used in the cuisine of Raichur are jowar, wheat, rice, peanuts and garlic.
Different Varieties of Rotis to EnjoyUnlike the south of Karnataka where dosas are more common, the cuisine of North Karnataka has a variety of rottis at the disposal of your taste buds. For instance you have jolada rotti (made of jowar), thali peet, Khadak rotti and sajja rotti (made of bajra) all paired with spicy curries to make an awesome meal.
If you are visiting Raichur, don't forget to savour the specialty of this region, jolada rotti with a variety of chutneys and spicy curries. However, a word of caution for those who are not too fond of spicy food, you may find the dishes to be very spicy so opt for something that is not too spicy or request the waiter to make it less spicy. The people in Raichur are friendly enough to adjust the spice levels to your liking.