Warm up to the spicy cuisine of the Karaikudi region of Tamil Nadu, as The Square at the Novotel Hotel & Convention Centre is gearing up with the Chettinad Food Festival, from 18th to 30th June. The restaurant has been decorated in banana leaves and south-Indian garb, and waiters in Tamilian costumes will welcome the guests.
The Chettinad Food Festival at the Square will offer several delicacies, and the menu includes:
Non Vegetarian Kolikalu Soup (chicken clear soup flavoured with Chettinad spices)
Attukalu Soup (clear soup made with lamb bones with Chettinad spices)
Kozhi Melagu Curry (chicken pepper fry)
Yera Kozhambu (Prawns cooked in a gravy flavoured with south-Indian spices)
Kola Urundai Kozhambu (tender lamb cubes cooked in spicy curry)
Nandu Crab Chops (chops prepared with fresh crab meat and fried)
Chicken Chettinad (a highly spicy and flavoured chicken curry)
Karuvepillai Ira (dry prawns cooked in spicy curry)
Vegetarian Ananas Rasam (authentic rasam flavoured with pineapple extract, and garnished with pineapple dices)
Ennaie Katherikai (baby eggplant with home-made masala)
Kootu Kari (Lentil with spinach tempered with mustard garlic and red chilli)
Potato Kara Kari (a spicy potato preparation)
Cabbage Poriyal (cabbage tempered with mustard seeds, curry leaf and red chilli, tossed with grated coconut)
Vazhakkai Poriyal (raw plantain curry)
Chettinad is a region of the Sivaganga district of southern Tamil Nadu, and is known for its culinary delicacies. Chettinad food is essentially spicy, with a standard full meal consisting of cooked dal, eggplant (brinjal) curry, drumstick sambar and ghee for flavouring rice.
The food festival is open for dinner between 6:30pm and 11:00pm. Please contact 6682-4422 for further details.