South indian cuisine is one of my most favorite cuisine. The use of coconut and chillies can take any dish to a different level altogether. The south indian food is a feast in itself as it is easily digestible yet flavorsome and a person like me can have this food all day long. South indian includes the cuisines of 5 states i.e Andhra Pradesh , Karnataka , Kerala , Tamil Nadu & Telangana. These 5 states has few similarities in their food such as use of dried red chillies , coconut , lentils , tamarind and the most important – rice which is the staple food. And honestly saying , I am planning a tour to south india in which we’ll satisfy our soul by eating appams with stew , ghee roast , malabari biryani and the list is endless.
And coming back to this amazing food festival which took place at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Rohini last month from 11th to 27th August 2017 in which they showcased some of the amazing delicacies like malabari mutton biryani , Meen Pollichathu , Malabar Parantha , Appam with Stew , Parippu Vada , to fusion favourites such as Chicken 65 , Tomato Appam among other specialties. Traditional Desserts like Payasam have also been included in the buffet to add on the overall experience.Briefing about this hotel which is a huge five star property located near rithala metro station. The magnificent hotel welcomes both business and leisure travelers from across the world through its contemporary amenities. A beautiful blend of warm Indian hospitality and modern staying facilities can easily be experienced at the wide premises of this property. And this amazing hotel has a whopping 183 rooms and suites inventory. Situated on excellent location , all the tourist attractions of the capital city is quite reachable from the hotel. This food festival was held at their all day dining restaurant , Mosaic , which has total numbers of 128 covers and offers menu comprised of Italian , Chinese and Western food items for all day dining.
So out of everything we had , we loved the mini fried idlis , a fish and a chicken dish prepared in the authentic south indian style which had the flavor of black pepper and curry leaves. The chicken was amazingly cooked and super tender and full of flavors. And the main course was even more flavorful as I had the most amazing mutton in recent times , mutton ularth , tenderloin stew , puducherry fish curry with malabari parantha which was certainly the most amazing dish of the evening and I haven’t had such amazing fish curry till date. The subtle flavor of coconut in this fish curry took this dish to a different level. And to compliment this meal , malabari biryani was another showstopper. Perfectly cooked and well balanced biryani with tendered mutton and flavorsome to the core. In the desserts , we had payasam which was pretty great in taste as well and coconut laddoos too. Overall an amazing and flavorful experience.