Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Gokak Karadantu

Karadantu (Kannada: ಕರದಂಟು) is a sweet delicacy unique to the state of Karnataka, India. Karadantu means fried-edible gum in the local language, Kannada. It is made of edible gum and has a chewy texture. The other ingredients used in its preparation are fried bengal gram flour, jaggery and seeds of marking-nut (Semecarpus Anacardium) tree. Gokak town in Belgaum district of Karnataka is famous for the karadantu produced in its sweet shops.