With the quickly growing trend for coastal food taking over the entire North India, we take a breath and pay homage to the region responsible for giving us one of the most prominent coastal foods – Mangalore. From it’s location on the Konkan coast, the city of Mangalore has churned out the most memorable dishes, replete with typical Mangalorean spice profile. Be it vegetarian fare, seafood, chicken or mutton, anything Mangaloreans put their mind to, they achieve gastronomically. Mangalorean Christians have added Pork Bafat or Pork Masala to the gastronomic must-haves in the city. Of course one can’t avoid the dosa-vada-idli combination anywhere in South India. These classic dishes are available throughout the city liberally. A spin on North Indian Bhaturas, Mangalore comes up with Mangalore buns, a puri made from maida and banana flour usually had with filter coffee. Because of it’s coastal location, seafood dominates the local food a lot. Kingfish and Seerfish masala fry is eaten almost daily by the natives. Ghee roast masala is a technique applied to many ingredients, be it chicken or crab. Pair any of those spicy Mangalorean curries with Kerala paratha, like locals. Round off your food journey at Mangalore with a glass of badam milk or a helping of jalebis.