Street food or homemade, the use of local handpicked ingredients gives Coorgi cuisine a special advantage. Rice is a staple so you will find many varieties of rice dishes made from sannakki, the local rice. Rotis made of rice, known as akki roti, are quite popular. An authentic Kodava meal is primarily non-vegetarian with generous helpings of Pandhi Curry, a pork dish. Spicy chicken koli curry, fish and crabs are not far behind. The vegetarian fair is a hearty one too with kadambuttu rice dumplings, Bamboo shoot Curry and assortment of vegetables & chutneys. When in Coorg, do try the kulaiputtu, steamed jackfruit cake.