All About Chicken Mudkale, a Must-try Dish Served at Karnataka Weddings
The Karnataka cuisine includes a heady mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The wide variety of food reflects the various cultural influences of the past rulers, and communities that thrived in the region.
From the ever-so-popular masala dosa to pork curries, and seafood specialties, you can surely find a dish that appeals to your palate. When it comes to weddings, the food served is usually a vegetarian spread, but some weddings, especially in the Bhatkal region may feature a variety of non-veg dishes like Chicken Mudkale. Curious to know what it is? Well, we give you all the information you must know about it.
A wholesome dish, Chicken Mudkale can be called an Indian pasta. Made of rice flour dumplings, and chicken, this coconut-rich dish is a delight to eat anytime of the day. A popular dish in Karnataka, Chicken Mudkale is usually made during special occasions like parties and weddings. Thick, creamy, and aromatic, this dish has a separate fan base; once you taste, you cannot hold yourself back going for a second serving, we bet!
Preparation time: 60 minutes
More About Chicken Mudkale
Chicken Mudkale comes from a small coastal town in Karnataka called Bhatkal. The region has a special cuisine, which is influenced by its past dwellers, including Jains, and the Arabic traders who also infused their traditions into the local culture and culinary heritage.
Being a coastal town, traditionally, Mudkale was made with seafood, especially prawns. However, over the years, the dish has evolved significantly, and today, you can find many variations of the dish throughout Karnataka. But, the main component of the dish, i.e., the rice dumplings and coconut remain intact, which lends it flavour, aroma and taste.
Gourmet Getaway by Club Mahindra
At Club Mahindra resorts, we take utmost pride in giving our patrons the best culinary experience they can have throughout their stay. No matter where you are staying, you can be sure to enjoy local delicacies, and get a taste of the rich cuisine in the region.
If you are holidaying at the Club Mahindra Virajpet or Madikeri in Coorg, Karnataka, you can enjoy having the Chicken Mudkale, a regional delicacy and a must-try for all.
About the Club Mahindra Chef – Debraj Bhaumik
Trained in many international cuisines like Italian, Mexican and Lebanese, and having worked in the middle east under eminent chefs of the world, Chef Debraj Bhaumik is a culinary master in the kitchen. With over 26 years of experience under his belt, won many coveted awards, including the National Award – Chef of the Year in 2007.
Currently the Cluster Executive Chef at Club Mahindra Tamil Nadu and Karnataka resorts, Chef Bhaumik has an undying passion for Indian cuisine. He has done extensive research on the different regional cuisines in India, and has been using all his knowledge, skills, and techniques to curate the best menu for the patrons at Club Mahindra resorts.