MonthAugust 2020

The Story of Mattu Gulla

Illustration of Saint Vadiraja (left) and Udupi Krishna (Right)

The Udupi Brinjal or Gulla is an heirloom vegetable that is hundreds of years old and also has a GI Tag to protect its uniqueness. In her book Udupi Cuisine author U.B. Rajalakshmi says, “the gulla has a property called nanju which is perhaps referred to as poison. When the gulla is immersed in water for some time, the water turns blackish and the gulla loses its astringent taste and gains a new taste and flavour.” The tradition of offering […]

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