Savour special cuisines for Tamil New Year’s Day and Vishu
Revel in the festivities of Tamil New Year’s Day and Vishu on April 14 with festive culinary feasts from Taj Hotels, Chennai offering guests the quintessential South Indian experience.
At the award-winning Southern Spice at Taj Coromandel enjoy rich, traditional and delightful cuisine from Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Some delightful starters include Aavoli Pollichadhu (White pomfret wrapped in banana leaves with a Kerala spice mix grilled to perfection);Chettinad Yerachi Suttadhu (Char grilled lamb morsels marinated with stone ground Chettinad spices); Vazhapoo Cutlet (Banana blossom cutlets); and Koonu Roast (Mushrooms in a slow roasted shallots and pearl garlic masala). The delectable main course includes the all-time favourite Avial (Country vegetables in a mélange of coconut and cumin );
Kappa Puzhungiyadhu (Tempered tapioca cooked to perfection);Ethakkya Vattichadhu (Raw Kerala banana simmered in tomato and tamarind reduction); Vendakka More Kozhambu (Okra in curried yoghurt); Beans Paruppu Usili (Garden fresh French beans tossed with crumbled lentils and spices); Travancore Meen Curry (Seer fish cubes cooked with ground coconut and shallots); and Tanjavur Kozhi Kozhambu (A rustic chicken curry from the hamlets of Tanjavur).
Savour these with traditional Appams, Parotas and steamed rice. Round of the meal with Mango Ela Ada (Mango and coconut in a rice casing wrapped in banana leaf); Chakka Pradhaman (Jack fruit and jaggery pudding)l and Paal Payasam (Rice pudding).
April 14 | Lunch Thalis | INR 2017 all-incIusive Call +91 44 66002827 for more details.
At Buzz, the all-day diner at The Gateway Hotel IT Expressway Chennai, the traditional spread for Tamil New Year’s Day includes Seven kai sambar (sambar with 7 vegetables); Carrot Beans Poriyal; Avarakkai kootu masala; Puliyodharai sadam (tamarind rice); Kozhi sukka masala; Mutton biryani; and Lamb liver roast. Don’t forget to help yourself with generous helpings of the all-the favourite desserts, Semiya Payasam; and Sakkarai Pongal. For the little snacking in between, go for the varieties of Murukkus and Cheedia. Enjoy all this and more along with the regular buffet spread at Buzz! April 14 | Dinner Buffet | INR 1300 plus taxes. Call +91 44 6680 2500 for more details.