Much like the cultural landscape of Pondicherry, its cuisine is a melting pot. As you arrive in Pondicherry, wash down your travel fatigue with a strong cup of filter coffee. The classic South Indian filter coffee pairs well with crispy medu vadas and a creamy coconut chutney. Pondicherry has an eclectic range of South Indian food, from the popular dosas and the stew from Kerala to the exotic Kongu food with its spicy, earthy taste.
Once you have had your share of South Indian food, you can explore the vestige of Pondicherry’s colonial heritage: French and creole cuisine. The city, especially the White Town is strewn with chic cafes and heritage restaurants serving authentic French cuisine. In addition to the French cuisine, Pondicherry’s cosmopolitan culinary scene is popular for its continental food along with pan-Asian delicacies. But what remains unique to Pondicherry is not this array of different cuisines but the Franco-Tamil touch, the creole food.
The creole is not only found in the select restaurants but in the homes of people. Maybe as you explore Pondicherry and allow the city to make you its own, you will taste the varied range of creole flavors in people’s homes. An enticing journey awaits!