Amrutha Castle is organising a Kerala Food Festival, from 23rd July to 1st August, at its coffee shop Salzburg Street. Banana leaves and coconut tree replicas have been used to decorate the coffee shop to get a feel of the small southern state, and waiters will be welcoming the guests in the traditional white attire worn in the region.
The menu includes Pachakari Rasam (vegetable soup), Khulanchi Rasam (crab soup) and Atkkal Rasam for starters. The main course consists of Chemmen Varuthathu, Karimeen Polithathu (pearl spot fish steamed in banana leaf), Aytameen Pathithathu (makreal fish), Avoli Fry, Kozhi Varuval (dry chicken), Atteraichi Vartharaicha Kari (mutton) and Kozhi (chicken) Fry.
The vegetarian curries include Erichei, Panchakshari Stew, Pulichery (curd curry) and Puttu. The rice menu features Puzhangal Arichoru (boiled Kerala rice) and Kuthari Chor (red rice). For desserts, you could feast on Cheru Payar, Parippu Pradhaman, Godhambu Payasam and Nei Halwa.
Like other south-Indian cuisines, Kerala cuisine (called 'Pachakam' in Malayalam) is predominantly spicy. Coconuts grow in abundance in Kerala, and consequently, grated coconut and coconut milk are widely used in dishes and curries.
Also, Kerala's long coastline and strong fishing industry has contributed to many fish-based delicacies. The main spices used in the cooking of this region are cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, green & red peppers, cloves, garlic, cumin seeds, coriander and turmeric.
The buffet costs Rs. 300 plus taxes, and is available for dinner only, from 7:30pm to 11:00pm. Please contact 98666-67596 for further details.