Karavalli Brings South Indian Flavours to Taj Exotica Resort and Spa

Taj Exotica Resort and Spa is set to host a Karavalli pop-up from 9th December to 15th December 2022 at the Deep End Restaurant. Karavalli is a thirty-two-year-old restaurant in Bengaluru, recognised as a global icon in comprehensive south Indian fine dining.

Karavalli’s Chef Ganesha Sheregar will travel to Taj Exotica Resort and Spa in Maldives, bringing the flavours and heritage of home-food recipes from across Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra. During the four-week long pop-up, guests will be treated to four carefully curated sampler menus surrounding meat and poultry, seafood and two vegetarian meals. The pop-up will take guests on an authentic culinary adventure into India’s diverse South West coast.

The first course of the sampler menus will include starters and ‘tiffin snacks’ that have been carried on for generations in traditional coastal homes. The choices vary from Attirachy Ularthu (succulent Travancore-style lamb cubes cooked with onion, tomato and a selection of spices), Koli Barthad (Coorg Fried Chicken), Chattambade (deep-fried Bengal Gram patties), to Goan Calamari Fry and Patrade (roasted, ground lentils applied on colocasia leaves, rolled, steamed and pan fried).

The main course will consist of diverse flavours from Chevod Balchao (lobster prepared in Goan pickle masala), Allpuzha Meen Curry (cubes of seer fish simmered in fresh coconut and mango gravy) to Maavinakai Mensukka (chunks of brine-preserved mango cooked in chillies and coconut), and more. As for dessert, guests can expect Kashi Halwa (ash gourd pudding), Ada Pradhaman (cream rice pudding) and Ragi Manni (finger millet, jaggery and coconut cake). Along with the variety of food, Karavalli’s signature cocktails and mocktails will also be served.

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