Hilton Garden Inn, Trivandrum hosts Konkan Food Fest

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Trivandrum: Hilton Garden Inn, Trivandrum is hosting a ten day Konkan food festival called ‘Route to Konkan Taste’. The dinner only buffet fest based on Konkani cuisine at their Garden Grille Restaurant would feature some of the best delicacies from the Konkan coastal belt.

Interacting with the media, Ashok Eapen, Executive Chef, Hilton Garden Inn, Trivandrum said, “Konkan cuisine has not been featured with all its vigour in the recent times in any of the restaurants within the city. So this is an effort from our side to bring in the unique costal cuisine of the Konkan region to Thiruvananthapuram. Konkan cuisine is actually a collection of several local cuisines found across the western coastline spread over the coastal districts of Karnataka, Goa, and Maharashtra. There are about five to six prominent cuisines present in the Konkan region and some of them like the Maharashtrian, Malvani, Goan, Udipi (Brahmin) and Manglorean food make up the Konkan cuisine. Every buffet will have a mix of delicacies from these regions and so it will be a real treat for the foodies in our capital city.”

The dishes will include non-veg such as Clams with coconut mildly spiced, Tisrya chi sukhe, Mangalorean style curry, Malvani style fish curry in green masala, Crab with butter, pepper and garlic; Chicken cafreal and Beef vindaloo. etc. Vegetarian options will be Dalimb batate, masala edu vada, kelphulachi vada, lentil dumplings, etc. The Konkan cuisine is strong in spice, red chilli powder, corianders, and prepared with coconut oil. It also uses coconut liberally in various forms such as grated, dry grated, fried, coconut paste and coconut milk. There will be live counters also for starters and dessert.

Explaining the day’s menu, Gopinath, Sous Chef, Hilton Garden Inn, Trivandrum said, “Today’s attractions are Daal (Lentils) salad, Vegetable Feijoada – a popular Goan dish made of red kidney beans (Rajma), Manglorean style Crab Masala, Chicken Ghee roast and Paneer Cafreal, another spicy Goan preparation. The condiments consisted of Peanut Coconut Chutney, Shrimp & Coconut chutney, and Veppilakatty (Curry leaves chutney powder). And for the dessert, it’s Amrakhand (Mango Shrikhand), a traditional Maharashtrian yoghurt based sweet.”

The dinner only buffet food fest concludes on February 26, 2017 and is priced at Rs.1,299/- + Taxes.

Anil Philip
Kerala Biz News

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