Eid special delicacies to try in Kochi
With season specials ranging from the now-famous ‘beef Ayurveda’ to Hyderabadi haleem, Eid Al Adha is certainly looking up
For a foodie living in the city, a weekend can’t get any better than this. Get your fill of sumptuous non-vegetarian fare—sporting influences from Konkani, Kozhikodan and Hyderabadi cuisines—this Eid through our pick of exclusive festive menus from across the city. Read on.
Trolls about the ‘vegetarian-friendly’ beef have become an integral part of the Kerala’s social media circles over the last few months. A closer look at this city-based eatery’s Eid special menu would seem like a play on the concept, as one of their dishes has been named ‘beef Ayurveda’ (`160). “The recipe features a dry preparation of the meat, seasoned with herbs like ajwain and nutmeg,” shares Palaaram’s director of operations Hima Pulludan, adding that the menu will also feature items like mutta maala (`50).
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Known as a Ramadan favourite, Hyderabadi haleem should be a part of Kochiites’ Eid al-Adha celebrations. Rarely heard of in the city, this mutton, wheat and lentil-filled dish is prepared over a wood fire for four hours. “We tune the dish for the Malayali palate by reducing the flavour of garam masala and other spices,” says owner Hisham Kabir. `150. Details: 9846019536
There are no Indian festive specials without ghee overload. Take a flavour trip a little North of Malabar with Mangalorean chicken ghee roast. “Although spiced with red chilli and garlic, the dish is slightly sweetened with sugar which makes it popular among children,” says owner Faizal Mohammed. Fans of the clarified butter should pair it with a traditional ghee rice. `180. Details: 4060777
Inspired by the unique preparations from Northern Kerala, this deluxe property will be putting together a festive dinner buffet, listing delicacies like mildly-spiced puthiyapila mutton biryani. Crafted under the supervision of chef Shaiju N C, their naadan spread will include items including pidi, payyoli chicken fry and kanthari meen. On September 1. From 7 pm to 11 pm. `649 plus taxes. Details:4222333