Mangalore is a port city in southern indian state of karnataka. Like most of the south, chilies, coconut, curry leaves, spices such as fenugreek, mustard seeds and fennel seeds are the main players in this state. However it is the act of toasting the coconut that gives distinctive flavors to the curries of this region. So don’t skip the important step on the road to authenticity. It is called Malabar too.