coorg cuisine

Maddhu or aati payasam | A medicinal desert made once every year

Maddhu or aati payasam is made from the leaves of maddhu soppu or Justicia¬†wynaadensis leaves, a medicinal plant, endemic to the Western Ghats. This plant grows in the shades of the Kodagu belt and has many medicinal properties. Traditionally, it is believed that this plant, if cooked on the 18th day after the onset of Aati thinga, has 18 types of medicines. It can be cooked any other time though. Let’s get on to the recipe, shall we?

Kaadu mavina saaru / wild mango curry

Along with the chilling weather of Coorg, tags along the spicy, sweet, and sour wild mango curry with a finger-licking taste. Not only in Coorg but this recipe is passed from generations in all parts of the western ghats. Here’s the recipe on what you’re missing out in Coorg or something you can whip up at home with simple ingredients.