Food and Drink

Kurinji Festival: Celebrating Lost Flavours & Indigenous Wisdom

Kurinji festival offers a taste of rare hill cuisine from India's Western Ghats, reviving forgotten flavors with a modern twist

Kodai Buddha Bowl

In the lush hills of the Western Ghats grows a variety of beautiful crimson red tree tomatoes. Now, tomatoes usually grow on vines, but this eggplant-shaped version is a unique aberration. The locals say it is Tamarillo, which originally hails from South America; its journey to the Western Ghats remains shrouded in conjecture and mystery. Today, it is used to make hearty broths and delectable condiments in the hills.