Delhi has opened up to various international cuisines, but somehow has neglected our regional cuisines. Even the state bhavans have deserted the authenticity and moved on to suit the mainstream palate. Talking about Coastal South Indian cuisine, barring the restaurants in the five stars and few high-end stand alone brands, there is a dearth of mid-range brands serving authentic South Indian coastal food.
The main course had three dishes – Fish Puli Munchi, Fish Curry and Chicken Thaal served with Malabri Parothas, Appamsand Neer Dosa. Fish Puli Munchi is a Manglorean recipe of Mackerels cooked in a tamarind based gravy. The oily fish was perfect for this light gravy. The flavors had seeped in the fish and Maneesh loved it. Fish Curry was Pomfret cooked in a coconut milk and mild spices. It was delectable and full of aroma as bay leaves were primarily used in it. Chicken Thal was a specialty as it was cooked in special pickle masala from a town called Kundapur, 87 km from Mangalore. I loved the aroma the amazing taste. It was best complemented with Neer Dosa. The fact that all curries in the main course were different from each other in taste and aroma was the thing we loved most.
This coastal journey lasted for more than two hours and we loved every moment of it. I was impressed with the humility and graciousness of Mr Alva. He has asked us to come back for the North India and has challenged that it will be very different from the ones we generally get. We are surely coming back for the lip-smacking food.
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