The Good City takes you to V V Puram in Bangalore where the winter special hyacinth bean, locally popular as Avarebele, has a street food festival in its honour for 17 years in row.
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A quick guide to popular dishes on Food Street
Paddu, also known as gulliyappa in Kannada, paniyaram in Tamil and gundponglu in Telugu, this cute little dumpling made of fermented batter of urad dal and rice is a cross between an idli and a dosa.
Akki rotti is a roti made of rice flour that is patted on to a plantain leaf and released on to hot tawa.
Uppittu or upma is made of roasted semolina, cooked vegetables and seasoned with curry leaves and mustard seeds.
Saaru is a nourishing broth made with tamarind and jaggery extract, with dal or greens or just pepper.
Holige is a sweet flatbread made with split yellow gram, plain flour, jaggery or sugar, cardamom powder and/or nutmeg powder and ghee.
The avarebele mela is on from Jan 5 – 15, 11 am to 10 pm at
V V Puram, Malleswaram & Nagarabhavi.