Motorcycles | Food | Travel | Beautiful Stays

Erappana Lingayat Khanavali Dandeli

Dandeli has been a hotspot for wildlife enthusiasts and river-rafting aficionados, relatively unheard-of is its rich-lineage of food-joints locally referred as ‘Khanavalis’ serving North Karnataka food.

A Khanavali is a family-run eatery run mostly by Lingayats that serve authentic vegetarian North Karnataka food consisting of jowar rotis, a few salads, fresh fenugreek leaf salad, chutney pudi (powder) made from green and red chillies, lentil dishes followed by rice with rasam, curd and dessert.

Jowar Roti Meals at Erappana Lingayat Khanavali Dandeli
A Typical North Karnataka Meal  🙂

Erappana Lingayat Khanavali is the best place to taste authentic north Karnataka food in Dandeli. They only serve only jowar-roti meals and is run by Erappana’s family since the 1970s.

Erappana Lingayat Khanavali Dandeli
Erappana Lingayat Khanavali – Humble abode to delicious food 🙂

Useful Information:

  • Timings: 1130 am to 3 pm and 7 30pm to 9 30pm (open all days)
  • Footwear should be removed before dining, as the food is being served in the house
  • Cash only, no cards are accepted
  • No dedicated parking for cars (motorcycles can be parked outside the khanavali)
  • Location: Erappana Lingayat Khanavali, Opposite Naregal Petrol Pump, Patel Circle Dandeli
  • There is no board displaying the name of the khanavali, ask any of the shops and they will guide you – Its on the main road, so easy to locate.
Shimoga to Dandeli- Touring on the Triumph Daytona 675R
Twists, Turns and Smiles 🙂 En-route to Dandeli via Shimoga

4 responses to “Erappana Lingayat Khanavali Dandeli”

  1. Babushka Avatar

    Hi Ajay,

    Delightful and enlightening posts, especially for those of us who are perpetually hungry. 😛

    Btw, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog post today. Do check it and it would be lovely if you could participate too. 🙂

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thanks Babushka 🙂 Appreciate it 🙂

  2. Vand Avatar

    Do we have a phone number to give order ?

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Hi Chandan – unfortunately I dont have a contact number of the Khanavali 🙁

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: