There is a folklore linked to hyagriva: Saint Vadiraja used to offer
hyagriva, made of dal, coconut, jaggery and ghee, to Lord Hyagriva, who was in
the form of a horse. It is believed that every time Vadiraja offered the dish,
the Lord consumed half of it and left the rest in the bowl. The cook,
suspecting that Vadiraja consumed the dish without offering it to the Lord,
laced it with poison. In order to protect Vadiraja from the poison, Hyagriva
consumes the entire bowl himself because of which his neck takes a on a dark
tinge. The Lord suggests a variety of brinjal as an antidote to the poison.
This variety is nothing but the famed ‘Mattu Gulla’, grown only a small area in
Mattu near Katpadi in Udupi and is used in sambars and curries.
Badane ,Gulla , Mattu Gulla (ಮಟ್ಟು ಗುಳ್ಳ ) 500 GM
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