Saturday, September 12, 2015

Great Food With Great Company In A Beautiful Ambience

Do you know what makes life interesting?

It is enjoying great food with great company and making ever lasting memories which stay with you forever.

I had such an experience with my foodie friends from KPL. 

It was a special dinner for me as I was meeting them all the first time and let me tell you, I enjoyed myself thoroughly in their company bonding over great food :)

We had a great dining experience feasting on the dishes from 3 States Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh at Jamavar, The Leela . 

In the following pictures will share with you the details of the delicious food we had at Jamavar.

Let's start with this refreshing drink I had, it's called 'Panakam' - A Jaggery pepper drink flavored with cardamom from Tamil Nadu.

Appetisers - 

These are the appetisers served at the ongoing 3 States Food Festival at Jamavar, The Leela Hotels in Mumbai
This platter consisted of four types of  appetisers - 

  1. Kuzhi Paniyaram, a dish from Tamil Nadu, they are steamed spicy lentil balls.
  2. Kari Menasu Jola Bezule, dish from Karnataka, spicy fried baby corn 
  3. Aloo Gadda Vepudu, a dish from Andhra Pradesh, they are fried potato with masala & Andhra spices.
  4. Gobhi Mallimelagu is marinated cauliflower with coriander and pepper.

Must say they were all very delicious.

Post appetisers we were served hot Kothamallli Rasam, a drink from Tamil Nadu. It is coriander flavored spiced lentil broth. Very soothing!

Main Course - 

These were the four delectable gravy's that were served - 

  1. Udupi Tarkari Kurma, a dish from Karnataka, it is a mixed vegetable gravy prepared with coconut and yogurt. 
  2. Mirpakai Patani Curry, a dish from Andhra Pradesh, it is a rich cashewnut & coconut based gravy with green peas and bhavanagari chilly. 
  3. Gutti Venkaya Kura, a dish from Andhra Pradesh, it consisted of baby brinjal which was cooked in thick tangy gravy. 
  4. Avial is a mixed vegetable made with coconut and cumin.

They were all so delicious, relished each one of them a lot :)

Loved the Sambhar , a dish from Tamil Nadu, it is a tangy lentil based vegetable broth. 

In the picture above is Appam or Mini Dosa. 

Apart from this we were served, Neer Dosa, a Parantha and also two kinds of rice, one was Ghee Rice and the other one was a special sweet rice which had dry fruits. 
Sowie guys couldn't take pix of those as was so lost relsihing the yummy food, that couldn't wait for the click, lol ;)

Desserts - 

In the picture above is Anna Payasam, a dish from Karnataka, it's raw rice cooked in milk with dry fruits. It was so good . Loved it :)

This was the other dessert served called Pesarapappu, a dish from Andhra Pradesh, it is a traditional Andhra style lentil sweet. Delicious!

Masala Paan

Pic credits - Zoran Saher 

Since I don't eat Paan, I forgot to take a picture but they looked so gorgeous, wanted them on my post. Thanx Zoran for sharing your lovely click :)

OK guys now I am a vegetarian so have shared all vegetarian pix but there was so much more for the non-veg eaters.
Will update you on the same what was part of the set menu. 

It consisted of -  

In appetiters - 

  1. Meen Karuvepillai Melagu Varuval, a dish from Tamil Nadu, curry leaves & pepper marinated griddled fish. 
  2. Kari Kaidina, a dish from Karnataka, it was deep fried chicken marinated with ginger garlic paste.
  3. Uppu Kari, a dish from Tamil Nadu, uppu literally means salt and lamb  cooked dry with chettinad spices 

For main Course - 

  1. Chapala Munakai Koora, a dish from Andhra Pradesh, it was tangy and spicy fish curry with drumstick.
  2. Kari Vellai Kurma, a dish fromTamil Nadu, it was mutton preparation in cashew base gravy.
  3. Madras Chicken Curry, dish from Tamil Nadu, a traditional spicy chicken curry with coconut based gravy.

Priced at Rs. 3550/- per head, this was every bit worth the royal experience. 

Excellent Food, Beautiful Ambience and Warm Hospitality, enjoyed every bit of my time with my dear friends :)

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