For all those who thought South Indian was just idly dosa, Malgudi festivals are going to be a sumptuous revelation. For those who knew that the states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra and Tamil Nadu had much more to offer, these festivals are still going to be a revelation.
This month we have the Mangalore food festival (the fetes happen every six months), and right from the names that sound like a Mangalorean is pronouncing Andhra words, to the ingredients, these meals are going to be feast for both your senses and your intellect. The event is sponsored by Thums-up and so, you can count on a free drink for everyone ordering a family meal. The executive chef whipping up these gastronomic delights is Vijay Anand.
On the menu, among other dishes, are:
Kori Chillimbi (Kori is Mangalorean for chicken or Telugu 'kodi'. This is an extremely hot dish flavoured with potent red chillies, good enough to get even an Andhraite's eyes and nose to water), Pharathapoo, Chatham Bada ( Made with raw banana flower and bengal-gram flour), Goli Baja (Mysore Bajji), Anjal Kalmanchi Fry.
Kori Roti, Neer Dosa, Kadubu, Semige (Similar to idlys).
Pomfret, Ladyfish, Bangda, Shankara.
Godhi Payasam, Godhi Halwa, Rava Laddu, Holige (Similar to Telugu 'Bobbatlu', but with added coconut).
For more details, please contact Malgudi at 5563-2277.