"Coconut water contains iron / It makes you roar like a lion," sang Harry Bellefonte.
If you thought that claim still needs proving, just check out the current turmoil
in Kerala. And a more expensive way of putting it to test is landing up at this
After its Daawat-E-Dum
- Lashkari Food Festival that concluded last week, ITC Kakatiya Sheraton is
back once again with the "Moplah Food Festival". This time it is the cuisine mainly
influenced by the Muslim community of Kerala.
Food from Kerala does not mean just aviyal, stew, thoran, olan, kalan and puttu. Each of the ethnic and religious communities inhabiting the land has its own cuisine. The Moplahs of Malabar are descendants of the Arabs who landed on the West coast many centuries ago. Over the centuries they have evolved their distinctive cuisine (which is a mixture of local flavors, too).
Moplah recipes depend on the use of coconut and coconut oil, but get their Arab influence from non-vegetarian fare and the use of spices like aniseed. Some of the signature dishes are alias, pathri, mutta and omelette curry.
For the tastiest chunk of food, you can order from some special flavored items like Erachi Porichadu, Mutton Stew, Mutton Omlette curry, Malabari Vegetable Stew (potatoes and baby onions), Neychoru, Kai Opperi, Takkali Vattichathu, Malabari Paratha, Elaneer Payasam (coconut water with tender coconut sliver) and ela adai (rice and jack fruit).
Please contact 340-0132/339-9042 for further details.