Dec 28, 2012

Restaurants in Dharwad

Sai Aranya
Multi Cuisine Restaurant for families
Dharwad-Belgaum Road (NH4), near Narendra cross

Ankita Restaurant
Poona-Bengaluru Road, near KC Park

Madhura Palace
Poona-Bengaluru Road, near KC Park

LEA Canteen
adjacent to Town hall, near Corporation Circle

Amingad Cool Drinks House
Vegetarian, chat, snacks and cool drinks
Gandhi Chowk, Subash Road

Hotel Kamat
Subash Road

Krishna Restaurant
Subash Road

Megha Darshini
Subash Road

Hotel Upavan
Azad Park, Jubilee Circle

Hoysala Restaurant
Poona-Bengaluru Road, opposite, ICICI Bank, near Court Circle

Central Park
Bar & Restaurant, veg and non-veg food
Poona-Bengaluru Road, opposite Kittel College, near Court Circle

Mandar Regency
Food Court and Bar & Restaurant, veg and non-veg food
near Court Circle

Krishna Bhavan
PB Road, Court Circle

Station road, near Court Circle, opposite Horticulture office

Mayur Cafe
near Hindi Prachar Sabha

Pearl Bar & Restaurant
Bar & Restaurant, veg and non-veg food
near Sangam Theatre

Saroj Veg Restaurant
PB Road, near NTTF

Karishma Restaurant
Bar & Restaurant, veg and non-veg food
Toll Naka, Dharwad-Hubli Road

Hotel Shree Nandikeshwara
Veg and non-veg food
Kalghatgi Road, near Vijaya Bank

Prithvi Garden Restaurant
Bar & Restaurant, veg and non-veg food
Kalghatgii Road, near SDM Engineering College

Maitri Palace
near JSS College, Dharwad-Hubli Road

Manorama Restaurant
Vegetarian, good Chinese food
near JSS College, Dharwad-Hubli Road

Bar & Restaurant, veg and non-veg food
Dharwad-Hubli Road

Mayur Aaditya Resort
Bar & Restaurant, veg and non-veg food
near Navalur village, Dharwad-Hubli Road

Red Fort
Bar & Restaurant, veg and non-veg food
Dharwad-Hubli Road, near SDM Dental Hospital

Travel Inn
Bar & Restaurant, veg and non-veg food
Dharwad-Hubli Road, near SDM Dental Hospital


Dec 18, 2012

Lingayath Khanawali in Dharwad

Lingayath Khanawali is a place for home-like food- North Karnataka jolada-rotti oota ~ jowar-roti khana. The tradition of Khanawali originated in Bijapur and spread to other parts of northern Karnataka. Khanawalis provide meals at reasonable prices. Khanawalis have a common menu; jolada-rotti, two chatnis, green salad, vegetable bhaji, cereal bhaji, rice, curry, pickle and curds. There will be minor variations in menu from khanawali to khanawali.

Below is a list of kanawali in Dharwad. This list will be updated as frequently as possible.

Shri Dharwad Basappa Khanawali
Corporation Circle

Basappa Khanawali
near Court Circle

Prabhu Khanawali
near Court Circle

Nataraj Khanavali
Sangam Circle, Line Bazar

Siddarooda Khanawali
near Hindi Prachar Sabha, Sri Sadashiv Wodeyar Road

Revana Siddeshwara Khanawali
next to Sai Baba temple, near Saptapur Baavi

Shankar Kanawali
near Saptapur Baavi


Nov 21, 2012

Ona Chiroti ~ ಒಣ ಚಿರೋಟಿ

ಸಾಮಗ್ರಿಗಳು -
ವನಸ್ಪತಿ (dalda )
ಎಣ್ಣೆ (ಕರಿಯಲು)

ಮಾಡುವ ವಿಧಾನ -
1.ಸಕ್ಕರೆ, ಒಣಕೊಬ್ಬರಿ, ಏಲಕ್ಕಿಪುಡಿಮಾಡಿಕೊಂಡು ಬೆರೆಸಬೇಕು.
2.ಮೈದಹಿಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ್ ಕಾಯಿಸಿದ ಎಣ್ಣೆಯನ್ನು ಹಾಕಿ ಚಪಾತಿ ಹಿಟ್ಟಿನ ಹಾಗೆ ನಾದಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕು.
3. ನಾದಿದ ಹಿಟ್ಟನ್ನು ಚಪಾತಿ ತರಹ 3 ಚಪಾತಿಯನ್ನು ಲಟ್ಟಿಸಿ ಇಟ್ಟುಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕು.
4. ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ್ ಅಕ್ಕಿಹಿಟ್ಟಿಗೆ  ವನಸ್ಪತಿ (dalda ) ಹಾಕಿ ಕಲಿಸೀಡಬೇಕು. ಮಾಡಿದ 3 ಚಪಾತಿಯನ್ನು ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಂಡು ಮೊದಲನೇ ಚಪಾತಿಗೆ ಅಕ್ಕಿಹಿತ್ತಿನ್ ಮಿಶ್ರಣವನ್ನು ಹಚ್ಚಬೇಕು ಆ ಚಪಾತಿ ಮೇಲೆ ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ಚಪಾತಿಯನ್ನು ಇಡಬೇಕು ನಂತರ ಆ ಚಪಾತಿಗೂ ಅಕ್ಕಿಹಿತ್ತಿನ್ ಮಿಶ್ರಣವನ್ನು ಹಚ್ಚಬೇಕು ಮತ್ತೆ  ಅದರ ಮೇಲೆ 3ನೇ  ಚಪಾತಿ ಇಟ್ಟು ಅದಕ್ಕೂ ಅಕ್ಕಿಹಿತ್ತಿನ್ ಮಿಶ್ರಣವನ್ನು ಹಚ್ಚಿ ಅದನ್ನು ಸಣ್ಣದಾಗಿ ಸುತ್ತಿಕೊಂಡು ಅದನ್ನು ಚಾಕುವಿನಿಂದ ಕತ್ತರಿಸಬೇಕು , ಕತ್ತರಿಸಿದ ನಂತರ ಅದನ್ನು ಲಟ್ಟಿಸಬೇಕು. ಲಟ್ಟಿಸಿ ಇಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡಿರುವ  ಒಣ ಚಿರೋಟಿಯನ್ನು ಎಣ್ಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕರಿಯಬೇಕು ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಬಿಸಿ ಇರುವಾಗಲೇ ಸಕ್ಕರೆ ಪುಡಿಯನ್ನು ಉದುರಿಸಿದರೆ ಒಣ ಚಿರೋಟಿ ತಯಾರಾದ ಹಾಗೆ.

Ona Chiroti Recipe in English

Sugar (powdered)
Dry cocnut (scraped)
Cardamom (powdered)
Rice flour
Dalda or Ghee


  • Mix sugar, dry coconut and cardamom.
  • Prepare maida dough; add heated oil to maida and knead it thoroughly
  • Roll maida dough into 3 circles (like chapathi) of uniform thickness and diameter
  • Add little dalda to little rice flour and mix properly to make a thick paste
  • Prepare a triple sandwich of the 3 circles with rice flour-dalda paste in between apply a layer of rice flour-dalda paste to the top most circle and roll the sandwich into a tight roll.
  • Cut the roll into pieces of equal width a knife
  • With a chapathi roller roll the cut pieces lightly
  • Deep fry the rolled pieces until they turn brown 
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar on the fried pieces while they are still hot allow to cool and they are ready.

Serve with a khara item.

Nov 8, 2012


A friend from Hyderabad introduced me to a sweet snack called Puthareku. Puthareku is a folded sheet of sugar with a core of ghee and powdered sugar. Puthareku is from coastal Andhra. Samarlakota and Amalapuram are two coastal towns are known for Puthareku. This sweet is a must during wedding functions for coastal Andhra folks.

Folded Putharekulu.
A folded Puthareku and a partly open Puthareku.

The word Puthareku can be split into two words- Putha and Reku.Putha means 'anything that boils' and Reku means 'sheet'. Putharekulu is the plural of Puthareku.

If you wish to get some you can try this shop-
Swagruha Foods
Shop No.18-78/A/1, Road No.3
Kamalanagar, V V Nagar Road
Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad - 580050
Phone: 040 24043378


Aug 8, 2012

Kumbalkayi Kadab ~ ಕುಂಬಳಕಾಯಿ ಕಡಬ್

Shidramayya G Kalmath introduced this sweet to us. I remember him telling the name of the sweet with a smile- naayi kunniನಾಯಿ ಕುನ್ನಿ which means puppy in Kannada. The actual name is kumbalkayi kadabuಕುಂಬಳಕಾಯಿ ಕಡಬ್. It is made during Sankranthi. Kalmath had brought four of them. They looked like candy bars but soft to touch. I had two ...relished them. Gave the other two to a friend who likes cooking.

Kumbalkayi kadabu is made of pumpkin and jaggery boiled in water until it turns into a paste. Then flours of different cereals like rice and wheat are added in small quantities to thicken the paste. The paste is wrapped in Hatti Haanu Mara leaves and steamed. The entire process takes about 8 to 10 hours.