Special Cuisine of Dharwad
Although there are varieties of delights and sweetmeats in the region like Kunda of Belgaum prepared from Khoa, Gokak, which is also a sweetmeat as well as Karadantu which is prepared from a concoction of sugar and dry fruits, yet Dharwad Pedha is the frontrunner in the district of Hubli-Dharwad. Prepared from thickened milk, Khoa and sugar, Dharwad Pedha is unique in taste and Thakur’s sweet shop in Dharwad sells authentic Pedhas in the district as they invented and imported this recipe from Lucknow.
Jolada Roti is also a special and favourite meal among people of North Karnataka and Dharwad as well. Prepared from Sorghum or jowar, i.e. Indian flour made from a type of corn. This meal is accompanied by crunchy Papad, vegetable curry or concoction, chutney, raita and pickle. It is considered among a staple food consumed by people of North Karnataka region.