What is it that strikes your mind first when you hear the name “Mysore”? Is it the amazing taste of Chiroti or the mouth-watering taste of Mysore Masala Dosa or the sweet taste of the famous Mysore Pak?
If you are a foodie, or if you are interested in enjoying the taste of Mysore cuisine, then there is happy news for you. Mysore food tour brings to you a unique opportunity to indulge your taste buds and relish some of the finest delicacies from this southern city in India. You will be treated to some of the most tempting delights from the Mysore cuisine that will entice you with their flavour, taste and aroma.
The Rich and Varied Cuisine of Mysore
Mysore cuisine is famous throughout the country. Tourists love to relish the delicacies of Mysore on their visits to the city. The large variety of dishes with tastes ranging from spicy to tangy to sweet can leave anyone in a state of ecstasy. Even the street food of Mysore has a unique taste that is derived from the use of a number of spices and flavouring agents.
Mysore cuisine bears a strong resemblance to the Udupi cuisine. Like the cuisine in most other South Indian cities, Mysore cuisine is also rice based. The use of authentic spices is an integral part of this cuisine. Apart from the spices, this cuisine makes use of a variety of grains, fruits, vegetables and beans. Among the food varieties unique to Mysore are
- Rawa Dosa
- Mysore Masala Dosa
- Thatte Idlis
- Vada Sambar
- Puri Palya
- Kesari Bhath
- Muddae Ragi
- Oggarane avalakki
- Saaru or Huli
- Chitranna etc.
A special characteristic of the food in Mysore is that almost all the dishes are cooked in coconut milk and garnished with coriander and several other herbs. Every dish has a distinct taste of its own and requires the use of authentic spices or ingredients to derive the genuine taste.
Pickles, papads and curd are common accompaniment of most of the dishes of Mysore cuisine. Mysore is also famous for a variety of sweet dishes like Chiroti, Holige, Rave Unde, Obbattu, Mysore Pak, Shavige Payasa, etc. Drinks like Rasam, traditional Filter Coffee and Butter milk flavoured with spices are also an integral part of the Mysore cuisine.
Whether you are a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian, the Mysore cuisine has a lot of tempting items and dishes for everyone.
Mysore Food Tour: The Flavours of South India
The Mysore food tour offers you the chance to be part of a blissful food tour that is sure to entice your taste buds. It is a guided tour that will take you beyond the common taste of South Indian idlis and dosas and lead you to relish signature dishes of Mysore.
You will be treated to a host of delicacies from the Mysore cuisine that includes tasty snacks, breakfast items, delicious sweet dishes, popular main course dishes and more. The tour will take you through some of the most popular food joints and eateries existing in Mysore.
The unique point of each of these food stops is that every joint or eatery specializes in creating tastes that cannot be found anywhere else. You will be spoilt for choice as there will be innumerable dishes for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Savouring signature Mysore delicacies like Chiroti, Mysore Pak, Kosambri, etc. are a high point of the tour.
The Mysore Food Tour lasts about two hours but provides you a culinary experience that you will cherish forever. If you want to be a part of such a rich and fulfilling gastronomic experience then here are some quick facts to help you.
Quick Facts about the Mysore Food Tour
- Time: Will be notified on booking
- Starting point: the Town Hall at Mysore
- Cost: Rs. 1250 per adult
- Duration: 2 Hours
- Group: 4 to 10 people
Contact Details of Mysore Food Tour Operator