The Waterside Cafe showcases a specially crafted gourmet journey Spice Trail from 17 April to 27 April, 2015 a festival that reflects the traditional gastronomical habits of the Southern region.
The festival is being hosted by Master Chef Brahmaji from Gateway Hotel, Vijayawada, who has personally flown in to interact with the guests and share his valuable recipes and vast experience.
The ten day festival aims to offer an array of traditional dishes such as Nilgiri Kodi Rasam, Munagakai Charu, Godavari Pithala (Stuffed Crab), Atu Curry Milagu Varuval (Mutton Pepper Fry), Ragi Sankati, Kodi Pulusu, Kadambam, Paladaikatta Batani Korma, Avial, Chikudukai Bangladumpla Vepudu, Muttai Chettinad Biryani, Methi Kura Pappu, Urlai Karam, Vankai Dosakai Mukkala Pachadi, Pappu Charu and plenty more.
South Indian cuisine includes the gastronomies found in the five southern states of India: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. The similarities among the five states cuisines include the presence of rice as a staple food, the use of lentils and spices, dried red chilies, fresh green chilies, coconut, native fruits, vegetables such as tamarind, garlic ginger etc, the only difference is in the spiciness of the food.